Learning and Technology
The Learning and Technology block introduces participants to theories of, and research on, learning, curriculum, and instruction and technology in medical education. It connects the theories and research to learning and technology practices in the academic medical and healthcare contexts. In addition, participants will develop a deeper understanding of common educational challenges such as learner assessment, curricular development, and instructional design.
In addition to exposure to the concepts above, participants will spend time specifically examining the impact of technology on learning environments, emerging technologies that support classroom and informal learning, the theories behind simulation, and how these technologies may be applied in medical education. In addition, national experts will share their perspectives on emerging technologies and the future implications of these technologies for education in medicine and clinical environments. During this block, participants will be asked to develop a proposal for the implementation of a specific form of educational technology in their workplace. The proposal should examine all aspects of this learning intervention and how it would benefit the intended audience.