Session Title: Going the Distance with Distributed Medical Education in BC
Time & Date: 3:05 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Location: Rm. 260, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)
Session Description: Four years ago, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine launched an innovative, distributed medical education program in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), the University of Victoria (UVic) and provincial regional health authorities.
The first of its kind in Canada, the program has created new opportunities for medical education across BC, almost doubling undergraduate class sizes. To support distributed medical education, faculty are working with UBC MedIT in coordination with Ambit Consulting Inc, to develop and implement a series of Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) projects. These include the enhancement of a course management system called Medicol, the integration of state of the art videoconferencing, the development of online case studies strategy and institution-wide medical simulations program.
Our presentation will describe the development of these innovative educational technologies and how they have enhanced teaching and learning in medical education. We’ll also describe plan to expand the range of TEL projects to meet future needs and help students, and staff to connect and collaborate, no matter where they work and study. We will share our experiences relating to the implementation of these new technologies for medical education and offer hands-on opportunities to try them yourself.
Conference Stream: Learning & Teaching
Session Format: Panel Discussion
Co-Presenter: Dave Lampron
Co-Presenter Bio: Dave Lampron is the Associate Director, Technology Enabled Learning with the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Dave is focused on the balance between innovation and sustainable technology service support.
Co-Presenter: Robyn Schell
Co-Presenter Bio: Robyn Schell is a project manager for Ambit Consulting and is working with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) program. Robyn is a graduate of the SFU Technology and Education Masters Program and has published several papers relating to her work with the SSHRC funded Simulation and Advanced Gaming Environments (SAGE) for Learning project.
Co-Presenter: Marcelina Piotrowski
Co-Presenter Bio: Marcelina Piotrowski is the Technology Enabled Learning Liaison at the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Her focus is to encourage cultural shifts through which faculty embrace education technology and to provide educational technology training. Her research interests are about technology’s effect on perception and phenomenology and historical technology trends.
Co-Presenter: Christopher Stephenson
Co-Presenter Bio: Christopher Stephenson graduated with a BSc from UBC and has been working in the e-Learning field with Faculty of Medicine for the past 6 years, managing and developing online resources for the program.