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Integrating Information Technology into Health Education
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IT Health Ed's services are based on on-going research, and feed directly or indirectly into research outputs in Journals, Books and Conference papers. In general, there are two broad areas::
  • Information Technology (IT) Education in the Health Sciences: this deals with issues involved in teaching Health Sciences' students to use IT, and supporting the development and use of online teaching tools and procedures.
  • The use of IT, especially the Internet, by Health Professionals. This focuses on the type of work that the student will need to perform after graduation.

These two areas dovetail at the point of student graduation - the one ensures that we have a detailed understanding of the IT needs of the qualified Health Professional, and the other supplies the tools to meet those needs.

Some of the more recent research outputs include:

  • Masters, K. 2009. Opening the non-open access medical journals: Internet-based sharing of journal articles on a medical web site. The Internet Journal of Medical Informatics. 5 (1).
  • Masters K. 2009. Lupus and lipstick: the industry responds. The Internet Journal of Dermatology. 7 (1).
  • Ellaway, R* and Masters, K. 2008. AMEE Guide 32: e-Learning in medical education Part 1: Learning, teaching and assessment. Medical Teacher. 30(5): 455-473.
  • Masters, K and Ellaway, R*. e-Learning in medical education Guide 32 Part 2: Technology, management and design. Medical Teacher. 30(5): 474-489.
  • Masters, K. 2008. Access to and use of the Internet by South African General Practitioners. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 77 (11): 778-786.
  • Masters, K. 2008. M-learning: How Much of What Has Been Diffused? A Systematic Literature Review. Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EdMedia), Vienna, Austria, June 30-July 4, 2008. Eds. Joseph Luca and Edgar R. Weippl., 5790-5795. ISBN: 1-880094-65-7.
  • Masters, K. 2008. For what purpose and reasons do doctors use the Internet: A systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 77 (1): 4-16.
  • Masters, K. and Gibbs, T*. 2007. The Spiral Curriculum: implications for online learning. BMC Medical Education. 7(52).
  • Masters, K. 2007. "Here's What's New" In The Online Learning Idea Book, Ed Patti Shank, San Francisco: Pfeiffer (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 255-257.
  • Masters, K; Ng'ambi, D*. 2007. After the broadcast: disrupting health sciences' students' lives with SMS. Proceedings of IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning, Lisbon, Portugal, August 2007. Ed. Inmaculada Sanchez, 171-175, ISBN: 978-972-8924-36-2.
  • Masters, K. 2006. The day after tomorrow: continuing student use of old online courses. Proceedings of the International Conference on e-learning (ICEL2006), Montreal, Canada, 22-23 June 2006. Ed. Dan Remenyi. 301-306. ISBN: 1-905305-23-0
  • Masters, K. 2005. Flawed Evidence: a case study of misquoting and inaccurate referencing. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 71(3): 282-288.
  • Oberprieler*, G, Masters, K and Gibbs, T*. 2005. Information technology and information literacy for first year health sciences students in South Africa: matching early and professional needs. Medical Teacher, 27 (7): 595-598.
  • Masters, K. 2005. "Low-key m-learning: a realistic introduction of m-learning to developing countries." Seeing, Understanding, Learning in the Mobile Age, Budapest, Hungary, April 2005. Available:
  • Masters, K and Duffield, M*. 2004. WebCT and Anatomical Pathology Tutorials. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference of Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT2004). Joensuu, Finland, 30 August-1 September 2004. Ed. Kinshuk et al. 1039 -1043. . ISBN: 0-7695-2181-9
  • Masters, K and Oberprieler, G*. 2004. Encouraging equitable online participation through curriculum articulation. Computers and Education, 42:4: 319-332.
  • Masters, K and Oberprieler, G*. 2003. Integrating IT into a South African Health Sciences Curriculum. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education (ITRE2003), Newark, New Jersey, August 11-13, 2003. Eds. Nirwan Ansari, Fadi Deek, Ching-Yung Lin, Heather Yu. pp 219-222. ISBN: 0-7803-7878-4
  • Masters, K, Vivian, LM*, Davies, M-A*. 2003. What Students Find: An analysis and implications of web sites found by students researching a topic. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications. Eds. F.Malpica, A. Tremante & N. Sala. Orlando, Florida. 31 July - 2 August 2003. pp. 386-391. ISBN: 980-6560-10-8
  • Masters, K. 2002. Leap-frogging lecturers into WebCT. Proceedings of the WebCT Asia Pacific 2002 Conference, March 25-27, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 0-9581152-4-9. available online at:

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