E-Learning in Medical Education SIG
E-Learning is defined as any type of learning that is enabled or delivered to learners by Internets and Intranets or other types of computer networks. In recent years e-Learning environments have begun to incorporate web technology platforms to provide a simple and time flexible instructional delivery mode. The transition to online distance learning is creating a paradigm shift in the way health care professionals deliver instruction. Training is needed for the development of computer-based, alternative methods of course delivery and communication in medical education. The goal of the SIG for e-Learning in Medical Education is to help and encourage healthcare professionals to adopt new instructional delivery modes, to supplement or replace more traditional educational formats, and to identify teaching strategies that are time effective for their busy schedules. The SIG will also assist physicians and other healthcare professionals to select the best online teaching techniques, redesign their content and curriculum, incorporate self-directed, student-centered learning, and more effectively use computers to meet their learning objectives.
Mission and Vision
The SIG for e-Learning in Medical Education is a forum for medical educators with an interest in the use of e-Learning to support teaching and learning. With support from the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) this SIG is an opportunity for APA members to network, share ideas, resources, and experiences in the development and use of e-Learning in medical education. The SIG will enable members to keep up to date with national e-Learning initiatives and potential funding opportunities as well as provide support for help and advice to effectively design, develop, teach and evaluate online courses. Annual meetings will take place at the PAS annual conference, and on-demand meetings will be conducted online using available technologies.
Objectives of the SIG for e-Learning in Medical Education are to:
- Provide expertise and training to medical educators to effectively design, develop, teach and evaluate online courses, as well as to convert existing teaching materials into a format appropriate for e-Learning.
- Educate APA members/healthcare professionals transition from traditional methodologies to student-centered, interactive online learning through conference workshops and meetings.
- Encourage healthcare professionals to take advantage of the benefits of a digital world.
- Establish a sustainable and expanding e-Learning network of medical educators to share knowledge and experience and showcase innovative practice and development.
- Share latest developments, e-Learning technologies and ideas on the e-Learning SIG listserv.
- Participate in educational activities to establish a common baseline understanding of e-Learning technologies and applications.
- Establish best practice standards for the development of new online learning modules and encourage research to examine the effectiveness of e-Learning.
- Keep abreast of current online programs and review national and international developments in e-learning.
As the New Year begins, we would like to wish you a wonderful 2014 with lots of inspiring moments and productivity in your academic work!
E-Learning SIG Co-Chairs are determined to better serve to the APA e-learning enthusiasts. Therefore, we decided to meet monthly to coordinate and collaborate on e-learning projects. Our discussion also included where the focus of e-Learning SIG activities should lie over the next 12 months. While we will provide occasional e-learning sessions to the APA members, we also have a collaborative research plans in the following areas:
- E-Learning current practices in pediatrics and needs analysis
- E-Learning instructional design
- E-Learning quality improvement and standards
If you have any interest in the research areas, please let us know.
Agenda for 2014 e-Learning SIG
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Course Number: E-Learning in Medical Education (TBD)
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre (Room# TBD)
Meeting # 6
- Kadriye O. Lewis
- Michal Cidon
- Erik Black
|Time||2014 e-Learning SIG Agenda Items|
|9:00 - 9:20||Welcome, introduction, and overview of e-Learning SIG Activities|
(Presenters: Kadriye O. Lewis; Michal Cidon; Erik Black)
|9:20 - 9:50||Title: Leveraging e-Learning in Pediatric Education|
(Presenters: Kadriye O. Lewis; Michal Cidon; John Mahan; Teresa Seto
Description: Despite the increasing demands and use of e-learning in medical education, research and literature on this topic is in its early stages. We will present a systematic database review of published studies in the field of e-learning in pediatric training between 2002 and 2013. We will also discuss the neglected areas in the implementation of e-learning in pediatric instruction.
|9:50 - 10:20||Title: Keeping Students Engaged in E-Learning -Lessons from Asia|
(Presenter: Ashok Deorari)
Description: Moodle learning environment is used for continuing professional development courses on sick newborn and neonatal nursing in Asia. The greatest challenge in e-Learning is to maintain interest of students for entire 3 month course duration. Various methods adopted to keep online mentors and students engaged in learning will be discussed.
|10:20 - 10:30||Break (10 minutes)|
|10:30 - 10:55||Title: Apps in Newborn Health: Sharing Smart Phones For Improving Knowledge and Skills of Health Care Professionals
(Presenters: Anu Thukral; Ashok Deorari; BV Adkoli)
Description: Apps is a term used to describe Internet applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile applications usually help users by connecting them to Internet services more commonly accessed on desktop or a notebook. It helps the user to run and utilize internet on their portable devices. We would share technical expertise required for development and also share the efficacy of this device based application in improvement of knowledge and skills of health care professionals working in small hospitals. We shall also share the learners satisfaction assessed on Likert's scale and in a focus group discussion.
|10:55 - 11:55||e-Learning SIG Sponsored Workshop|
Title: Evaluating Pedagogical Affordances of Web 2.0 Technologies
(Presenters: Kadriye O. Lewis; Michal J. Cidon
Description: Web 2.0 technologies (free or open source) have evolved over the last decade and provide a wealth of opportunities for learners to engage in content creation thereby supporting high-order, authentic learning and assessment techniques. To support this generation of proficient Web 2.0 users, medical educators need to carefully assess the pedagogical affordances of Web 2.0 tools. This workshop is designed to help medical educators assess the following pedagogical affordances of Web 2.0 technologies:
5) Content creation and editing
6) Information sharing
|11:55 - 12:00||Wrap-Up and Closing|
Recent Publications in E-Learning in Medical Education
Jain, A., Petty, E. M., Jaber, R. M., Tackett, S., Purkiss, J., Fitzgerald, J., & White, C. (2014). What is appropriate to post on social media? Ratings from students, faculty members and the public. Medical Education, 48(2), 157-169.
Klein, M., Niebuhr, V., & D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Innovative Online Faculty Development Utilizing the Power of Social Media. Academic Pediatrics, 13(6), 564-569.
McLaughlin, J. E., Roth, M. T., Glatt, D. M., Gharkholonarehe, N., ME, L. M. G., Esserman, D. A., & Mumper, R. J. (2014). The flipped classroom: a course redesign to foster learning and engagement in a health professions school. Acad Med, 89.
Swan, K. (2013, December). ENHANCING E-LEARNING EFFECTIVENESS. In Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education: Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education (p. 77). Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Educational Web Tools
The Top 10 Best eLearning Game Templates in 2013
Find informative presentations about the use of ePortfolios at
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops - 2014
- Doctors 2.0 & You at Paris, France. June 5-6, 2014.
- Association for Authentic Experiential Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) Annual Conference at Boston, MA. July 28-31, 2014.
- Medicine 2.0 ' 13 Summit/7th World Congress at Maui, Hawaii. Nov 13-14, 2014.
To learn further about educational technology and related education conferences, please visit http://www.elearnhub.org/education-technology-conferences-january-june-2014/
Call for Presentations about e-Learning:
Please note the following deadlines in your calendar.
- Medicine 2.0 2014 (Abstract deadline: March 12, 2014) - http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2014
Our e-Learning SIG mission is to create a supportive network for medical professionals with an interest in e-learning and exploring hands-on practical ways to implement e-learning in their own institutions. We are inviting all of you to share your knowledge and experiences on trends, ideas and best practices in e-learning in pediatrics.
- e-Learning Resources
- About e-Learning
The Rapid e-Learning Blog
- Online Journals
- The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning
Online journal of Distance Learning Administration
Medical Education Online (MEO)
Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)
The Internet Journal of Pathology
Annals of Internal Medicine
Innovate: Journal of Online Education
The Journal of Educators Online (JEO)
The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN)
Dermatology Online Journal
- Events and Conferences:
- The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning
- The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning
- Policy and Guidelines
- The Importance of Policies in E-Learning Instruction
- December 2013
- October 2013
- August 2013
- June 2013
- April 2013
- February 2013
- December 2012
- October 2012
- August 2012
- June 2012
- April 2012
- February 2012
- December 2011
- October 2011
- August 2011
- June 2011
- April 2011
- February 2011
- December 2010
- October 2010
- August 2010
- June 2010
- April 2010
- February 2010
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Erik Black, PhD
1701 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 334-1357
Michal Cidon, MD
700 Welch Rd, Suite 301
Stanford, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 723-8295
Kadriye Lewis, EdD
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3308