The E-learning for Alzheimer's Disease




Alzheimer’s disease, E-learning, Virtual classrooms, Mobile Learning, Blended learning, Massive Open Online Courses, MOOCs, webinars


With the increase of the aging population, the incidence rate of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is also rising. Faced with this challenge, e-learning, as an innovative educational method, has shown great potential in the care and management of Alzheimer's disease patients. This article reviews the application progress of E-learning in Alzheimer's disease. E-learning has revolutionized the field of education, providing learners with accessible and flexible learning opportunities. This paper provides an overview of various aspects of e-learning, including virtual classrooms, mobile learning, blended learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), webinars, and the challenges associated with implementing e-learning.

The background section explores the evolution of e-learning, highlighting its rise in popularity and the advancements in technology that have facilitated its growth. Virtual classrooms for adult learners are discussed, showcasing how these online platforms facilitate interactive and collaborative learning experiences. Mobile learning for adult learners is examined, emphasizing the convenience and accessibility provided by mobile devices in delivering educational content.

Blended learning is another approach explored in this paper, which combines traditional face-to-face instruction with online components, offering a balanced learning experience. The benefits and challenges of implementing MOOCs, which provide free and open access to educational resources from top institutions, are also examined. Additionally, webinars are discussed as a popular method for delivering live online presentations and workshops to adult learners.

Finally, the paper addresses the challenges of  E-learning, including technological barriers, lack of personal interaction, and the need for self-discipline and motivation. Strategies for overcoming these challenges are suggested, such as providing technical support and fostering online community engagement.

Overall, this paper provides valuable insights into the background and various approaches to E-learning, as well as the challenges encountered in its implementation. Understanding these aspects will help educators and institutions effectively harness the potential of  E-learning to enhance adult education.


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How to Cite

M. Zhao, “The E-learning for Alzheimer’s Disease”, EAI Endorsed Trans e-Learn, vol. 9, Nov. 2023.