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About me

PhD Candidate in Medical Education in the Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET) at LIME.

My research interests are Educational Technology in Healthcare, Instructional Design, Distance Learning, E-learning, Health Informatics, and Continuing Professional Development.


PhD candidate in Distance Education  South China Normal University, CHINA (September 2010 - December 2015)

MS in Educational Technology  Central China Normal University, CHINA (September 2003 - June 2006) Thesis “Research on Methodology of Educational Technology Practice” Advisor Chengling Zhao

Continuing Professional Development in Educational Technology Central China Normal University, Wuhan, CHINA (September 1998 - June 1999)

BS in Educational Technology  Central China Normal University, CHINA (September 1989 - June 1993)

Research description

Doctoral research project, supervisors Åsa Smedberg , Uno Fors and Mats Brommels “Learning Design for AR-Based Continuing Professional Development in a Primary Care setting”

Leading Cochrane review project “Online Learning Interventions in the Education of Medical Students” (2014 - present, sponsored by WHO, overall responsibility for project, including writing protocol, data analyses, and report)

Journal Publications

Zhu E, Lilienthal A, Shluzas LA, Masiello I, Zary N. “Design of Mobile Augmented Reality in Health Care Education: A Theory-Driven Framework”. JMIR Med Educ 2015;1(2):e10

Zhu E, Hadadgar A, Masiello I, Zary N. “Augmented Reality in Healthcare Education: An Integrative Review”. PeerJ 2014 Jan;2:e469. PMID: 25071992

Conference Papers

Zhu E, Zary N. “Pedagogy of Mobile Augmented Reality in Health Education”. 2014 Int Conf Interact Mob Commun Technol Learn Thessaloniki, Greece: IEEE; 2014. p. 209–212

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Paper Presentations

“Pedagogy of Mobile Augmented Reality in Health Education”, International Conference on Intactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL2014), 13-14 November 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Workshop Presentations

“Learning Theories Relevant to eLearning & Health Professional Education”, Cochrane Review Workshop, 17 April 2015