The Napsterisation of learning

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:652
  1. Kieran Walsh, clinical editor (
  1. BMJ Learning

    At BMJ Learning, we like to think that we are creating something new—an evidence based, interactive, and interdisciplinary learning service. But sometimes I wonder how different it is from what has gone before. In the past, learning was about teachers giving information from the lectern to the grateful recipients below. We like to think that we are interactive and that we engage learners rather than lecturing them. But critics of BMJ Learning would say that it is still a large compendium of learning resources that learners must work their way through. Certainly the internet enables us to communicate large …

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