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VPs for Medical Education: A Design-Based Research Approach


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Virtual Patient (VP) evaluation and development has focused on learning outcomes and software design. In this presentation, Janet Tworek proposes design-based research be used to understand the socio-cultural contributions and interrelated nature of design and learning. Nabil Zary proposed implementation science as a way to explore the same. Taken together, the authors suggest that the learning outcomes with VPs may be better understood by appreciating VPs through an iterative design approach and where learning is appreciated simultaneously as an outcome but as a formative activity between learners, teachers and curriculum.

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VPs for Medical Education: A Design-Based Research Approach

  1. 1. Virtual Patients as drivers of Innovation in Health Care Education: A Framework of Design-based Research Janet Tworek Nabil Zary AMEE 2011
  2. 2. Overview• Virtual Patients & Contemporary Research• Innovation in Education• Design-Based Research – Overview – For VPs
  3. 3. Janet and Nabil VPs for Med Education INGREDIENTS: 1 VP software, installed locally 1 Instructional Designer 3-5 Subject Matter Experts Multiple programmersCOOKING INSTRUCTIONS:Build a VP in a certain style and add in video, pictures and text, maybelab values and costs. Publish to server and hope med students learn asassessed by RCT.
  4. 4. Source:
  5. 5. Reeves, T.C. (2006), Design research from the technology perspective. In: Education Design Research.van den Akker, J., Gravemeijer, K., McKenney, S., Nieveen, N., Eds.
  6. 6. Gravemejier & Cobb. (2006). Design Research from a Learning Perspective. In: Education DesignResearch. van den Akker, J., Gravemeijer, K., McKenney, S., Nieveen, N., Eds.
  7. 7. Ellaway & Davies. (2011). Design for learning: deconstructing virtualpatient activities. Medical Teacher, 33:303-310
  8. 8. Program• Year• Program objective(s)Curriculum• Course• Course objective(s)Virtual Patient• Medical discipline, Clinical Presentation• Student learning goal(s)• Sequence, Flow, Multimedia
  9. 9. Program Imple ment ation (Re)d Feed esign backCourse Imple ment ation Feedback (Re)d Feed (Re)design esign back ImplementationVirtual Patient Imple ment ation (Re)d Feed esign back
  10. 10. • Belief: VPs can facilitate learning• RCT: VPs do not facilitate learning• Design-based research: VPs facilitate learning, but need much more design until we get it right
  11. 11. Thank you! Janet Nabil Zary