The purpose of this Course is to introduce participants to some essential principles and methods for identifying, selecting and utilizing technology to enhance medical education. It is aimed at those with little or no experience in the area. The course aims at giving participants a basic understanding and initial skills to help them select, develop, use and integrate appropriate technologies in their curricula. Such technologies include online multimedia tutorials; high-fidelity virtual patient applications that ask learners to diagnose and manage simulated patients; and immersive, individual and team-based simulations designed around lifelike mannequins. The Course encourages participants to consider how the technology can best serve their educational needs rather than focusing on the technology itself. At the end of the course participants will be able to: identify the advantages that educational technologies provide over traditional approaches; recommend and apply the learning theories, principles and features that should be followed when developing, obtaining and implementing educational technologies and outline a plan to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of adopting educational technology into the curricula.
Participants have the option of completing a post-course curricular plan leading to the award of the ESTEME Certificate in Medical Education.
Faculty members are S. Barry Issenberg (Course Director), Jorge Ruiz and Ross Scalese, (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida, USA) and David Cook (Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA).
AMEE 2010: 4-8 September 2010,