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IAECT 2012

Presentation on educational technology and the impact on health sciences education.

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IAECT 2012

  1. 1. How EducationalTechnology Can ImpactHealth Sciences EducationMax Anderson, MLISDirector, McCormick Educational Technology CenterRush University Medical CenterIAECT 2012 – Malcolm X College26 October 2012
  2. 2. What I’ll talk about…• Trends in educational technology• Changes in methods and formats• Distance Education• Mobile technology/Augmented Reality in Health Sciences Education• What’s on the horizon?
  3. 3. “Students today cannot prepare barkto calculate their problems. Theydepend on slate which is moreexpensive. What will they do whenthey drop the slate and it breaks?They will be unable to write!” (Anon– 1709)
  4. 4. “X-rays will prove to be a hoax.” -William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), an English physicist and inventor, said in 1899 Trends 1. Explosion of new information 2. Digitization of all information 3. New generation of learners • Digital Natives • Digital Immigrants • Digital Settlers • Traditionalists 4. Emergence of new instructional technologies 5. Accelerating changeRobin, B. R.; McNeil, S. G.; Cook, D. A.; Agarwal, K. L.; and Singhal, G. R. (2011). Preparing for the changing role of instructionaltechnologies in medical education. Academic Medicine, 86(4), 435-439.
  5. 5. "The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon." -- Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873. Recommendations 1. Use technology to support learning 2. Focus on fundamentals 3. Allocate a variety of resources • Faculty members should be content experts, but they do not have to be technology experts 4. Support and recognize faculty as they adopt new tech 5. Foster collaboration • MedEdPORTAL,, B. R.; McNeil, S. G.; Cook, D. A.; Agarwal, K. L.; and Singhal, G. R. (2011). Preparing for the changing role of instructionaltechnologies in medical education. Academic Medicine, 86(4), 435-439.
  6. 6. 6 Trends for the Digital Age Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Closed Open Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consuming CreatingSource: David Wiley: Openness and the disaggregated future of higher education
  7. 7. On the Ground (F2F) andBlended Learning
  8. 8. Distance EducationOccupy Learning Image Source:
  9. 9. Changes to Distance and Continuing Education• Podcasts• Web Meetings• Live “on ground”• Blended• Diagnostic Case Studies• Labs/Lectures• Open Nursing Continuing Education from Gannett University/MOOCS• Mobile!
  10. 10. Simulation Technology• Managing the airway of an infant struggling to breathe• Assessing and intervening with a woman whose pregnancy is at risk• Identifying the danger signs of a young adult planning suicide and deciding what to do• Managing post-operative respiratory distress in an elderly male
  11. 11. Mobile is the Future of Learning
  12. 12. Intuitive Handheld Devices• Smartphones/Tablets• Natural gesture interface – ‘touch screen’• Connection to learning networks like Blackboard, Adobe Connect, etc.
  13. 13. Mobile Devices at the EnterpriseLevel• University of Chicago Internal Medicine Program blueprint • More than 100 residents were assigned iPads • Full EHR available via iPad • *not all EHR software is supported via tablets • UC iPad Initiative:• Kobe University (Japan) • Tablets used in lectures (enlarge images by touching screen, etc.) • OsiriX (educational system) • Johns Hopkins • VA Healthcare system…just to name a few…though hospitals are typically slow to adoptmobile technology
  14. 14. Example: iAnatomy
  15. 15. 4th Year Med Students and theiPod Touch• Medical College of Wisconsin study• Augmenting traditional bedside learning in clinical settings with mobile devices• Challenge for med students – learning how to perform a history and physical exam• (One possible) solution – short instructional videos focusing on presentation skills in a busy clinical setting
  16. 16. Augmented RealityAR in Anatomy AR in Abdominal Surgery
  17. 17. Innovations in Research andPublishing• Inkling• PubMed for Handhelds, etc.
  18. 18. Impact on the Health SciencesLibrary• Library space giving way to SimLabs (UIC), Clinical Skills Education & Assessment Centers (OSU)• Librarians being embedded into specialties taking them out of the physical library• Continued education of library resources available
  19. 19. Assessment Are You Paying Attention?
  20. 20. What’s on the horizon?
  21. 21. “We are educating for careers that have not been created, usingtechnology not yet invented to solve problems that havent beendiscovered.” – Shift Happens
  22. 22. Keeping Up
  23. 23. ReferencesColeman, P. A.; Dufrene, C,; Bonner, R. J.; Martinez, J.; et al. (2011). A regionalpartnership to promote nursing instructor competence and confidence insimulation. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(6), e28-e32.Dubose, C. (2011). The social media revolution. RadiologicTechnology, 83(2), 112-119.Goldberg, D. G.; Clement, D. G.; and Cotter, J. J. (2011). Development and alumniassessment of an interdisciplinary PhD program offered through a blendedlearning environment. Journal of Allied Health, 40(3), 137-142.Kron, F. W.; Gjerde, C. L.; Sen, A.; and Fetters, M. D. (2010). Medical studentattitudes toward video games and related new media technologies in medicaleducation, BioMed Central Medical Education, 10(50).
  24. 24. ReferencesRobin, B. R.; McNeil, S. G.; Cook, D. A.; Agarwal, K. L.; and Singhal, G. R. (2011).Preparing for the changing role of instructional technologies in medical education.Academic Medicine, 86(4), 435-439.Smith, R. A.; Cavanaugh, C.; and Moore, W. A. (2011). Instructional multimedia: aninvestigation of student and instructor attitudes and student study behavior. BMCMedical Education, 11(38).Tews, M.; Brennan, K.; Begaz, T.; Treat, R. (2011). Medical student casepresentation performance and perception when using mobile learning technologyin the emergency department, Medical Education Online, 16.Wiecha, J.; Heyden, R.; Sternthal, E.; and Merialdi, M. (2010). Learning in avirtual world: experiences with using Second Life for medical education, Journal ofMedical Internet Research, 12(1), e1.Wiley, D.; and Hilton, J. H. (2009). Openness, dynamic specialization, and thedisaggregated future of higher education, International Review of Research inOpen and Distance Learning, 10(5),
  25. 25. Thank youMax AndersonDirector, McCormick Educational Technology CenterAssistant Library Director for Educational Technology, LibraryRush University Medical Centere. max_anderson@rush.edut. 312-942-6832