How To Create a Virtual Learning Environment using Edmodo®

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Author (s): Dena Pitrola, Dani Firman, Craig Planello, Arpita Gandhi, Shouja Alam and Yanmei Li

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) can enhance medical education through enabling access to a vast selection of online content.  They can enable collaboration and sharing of resources for learners separated by time and/or space, to create an online learning community.  They can also be more inclusive than attendance-based teaching, with easier integration of all types of media.  Online environments can be used independently or as adjuncts to attendance-based learning, creating blended learning (Margulieux et al, 2016).  Here, we demonstrate how a VLE can be set up and used by clinical educators using 'Edmodo®': a free online learning platform.

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