I am professor Yasser Metwally, Professor of neurology, Ain Shams university Cairo, Egypt and as a professor i do belive in E-learning and E-teaching. (Click here for more details about the author publications).

If you are interested in my experience, my experience is digitally available to you. My digital experience is composed of three main categories as follows.

1- Web sites on CD-ROM: They are Offline CD-ROM based web sites. These are searchable publications that have the look and feel of web sites. They are not online, but CD-ROM based. They are not free of charge but they are very much low priced. (Textbook of neuroimaging, Case record publication and textbook of neuropsychiatry for the undergraduate). The CD-ROM based publications constitute the offline sections of my web sites. They are, besides being offline CD-ROM based data intensive medical publications in all branches of neurology and psychiatry, They are also web-browsers through which you can get online and browse through the online sections of my web sites (Both the downloadable and online publications).

2- Downloadable publications: Publications that must be downloaded first and then read offline, They are not designed to be read online. They are either zipped publications software or PDF files. (Help with PDF files) Downloadable publications are small publications (for a fast download) but they very useful, very practical and very informative and can be used for teaching purposes. These publications are updated on weekly or monthly basis. For PDF files, back issues are available online (Back issues) and on CD-ROM. Back issues of Publications software are available only on CD-ROM free of charge. In general publications are downloaded form http://yassermetwally.com web site and its various branches (Site map). Downloadable publications are completely free of charge. Fell free to copy and distribute them on a non-profit basis.

3- Online publications: These publications are designed to be read online. (The Online newspaper, Arabic section, My life and the world and Neurology online).

The CD-ROM publications are typical examples of what is called net-computing or cloud-computing. The basic data are present on CD-ROM (Textbook of neuroimaging, Case record publication and textbook of neuropsychiatry for the undergraduate), or your hard drive (if you have installed any of these CD-ROM based publications), and additional data are present online, these additional data (both online and downloadable publications) can be accessed though the CD-ROM publications which can be regraded as web browsers. In short CD-ROM based publications, besides being offline data intensive medical publications in all branches of neurology and psychiatry, can be regraded as an offline interface to my online web sites and all its sections, domains and subdomains (Click for my web site map). The CD-ROM publications can even be used as web browsers, you simply do not have to exit these publications to get online.

The Academic years starts on the first of October every year and ends on the 30 of June of the next year. Summer vacation starts on the first of July and ends on the 30 of September every year.

During the academic year (from 1/10 to 30/6) the downloadable PDF files and softwares (downloadable publications) will be updated as usual. (See table 1) however during the summer vacation (from 1/7 to 30/9 every year) the downloadable publications will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from tile to time, with the exception of The neurology bulletin publication (bul.zip file) which will be updated on monthly basis as usual during the academic year and the vacation time.

Table 1. Downloadable publications policy

Downloadable publication

During the academic year

During summer vacation (from 1/7 to 30/9 every year)

The neurology bulletin (bul.zip file)

Udated every monthly

Udated every monthly

Multiple choice questions software (mcq.zip file)

Updated every month

Will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from time to time.

Single case study (case, zip file)

Updated every month

Will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from time to time.

Case of the week (crow.zip file)

Updated every week

Will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from time to time.

Topic of the month (topic.zip file)

Updated every month

Will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from time to time.

Case record (PDF publication)

Updated every week

Will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from time to time.

Short case (PDF publication)

Updated every week

Will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from time to time.

Issues in brainmapping (map.pdf file)

Updated every month

Will not be updated or will be updated irregularly. Back issues will be uploaded from time to time.

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I hope you find my web site as useful as i truly wish.

The author,

Professor Yasser Metwally

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