Interactivity and case learning

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1201
  1. Ed Peile (, professor of medical education1
  1. 1 Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

    The volume of online response to this interactive case report has been disappointing.1 This prompted me to reflect on the nature of interactivity in online learning and in learning in general.

    Learners' engagement with, and participation in, educational learning activities is widely accepted to enhance their learning. There is also evidence that in group activities, learning for peers is enhanced by participation of others. So if interactivity is beneficial, how do we encourage this participation, be …

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