Developing Strategic Approaches to E-learning
May 2, 2012, 1:00 PM
Rachel Ellaway, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean Curriculum and Planning
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Terry Poulton, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for eLearning
St. George's University of London
Proposed Duration: 3 hours
The use of digital tools in support of medical education has been a signature component of the discipline for nearly two decades. In that time technologies have come and go and the ways we access and use digital information tools and resources have changed almost beyond recognition. Medical schools have struggled to develop and maintain strategic direction in an environment defined by so much flux and change. This complexity can be further exaggerated for institutions that combine education and clinical services or operate over multiple locations. Funding constraints and the pressure to generate income and otherwise be a source of ongoing innovation add further challenges to the mix.
This workshop approaches the implementation, support and sustainability of technology-enhanced teaching and learning at a school level considering issues such as service design, support, integration, training, evaluation, accountability and the impact on the programs in which the technologies are used. Participants will be guided through the development of strategic plans and the ways in which they can be implemented and maintained.