WELCOME TO EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (EDUTECH HPE)
ABOUT THE COURSE
Educational Technology for Health Professional Education (EduTech HPE) is a master's course at University of Toronto that focuses on the background, theory and practical application of educational technologies in health professional education. This course can be taken as a blended course (combining face to face and online learning), or a fully online course offering. If you are looking for a smaller time commitment, you can also consider one of our stand alone workshops.
OVERVIEW OF ONLINE LEARNING
Pros/cons, types, privacy, copyright and professionalism
This course will provide a framework from which to consider categories of educational technologies and considerations of when and how to best use different modalities. It will also explore the importance and practical relevance of how issues such as privacy, copyright, assessment and professionalism need to be considered in an online enviroment
SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING AND WEBINARS
In this course you will consider the advantages and disadvantages of synchronous online learning as well as how to effectively create and execute live virtual events. Learners will become comfortable in using Adobe Connect software and presenting a group presentation in this format.
Blogs/wikis, video creation and emodules
Learners will build a website to showcase their "educational dilemma"- a problem they would like to solve using technology during the course. They will also build a video, as part of their website. Learners will also be introduced to other software such as Articulate to build emodules, and virtual patient software, however, practical know how of this software is beyond the time limits of this course. Learners may choose to build emodules or virtual patients as a separate reading course.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND COLLABORATIVE ONLINE LEARNING
Twitter, and Slack
Learners will explore the advantages/disadvantages and objectives of using social media such as Twitter (#Htech2018) and social apps such as Slack to communicate, collaborate and discuss Edutech concepts asynchronously.
MLEARNING AND AR/VR
Apps, Mobile sites and Augmented/Virtual Reality
Is there an app for that? Learners will explore and research current mobile applications for healthcare teaching, learning and provision and debate the differences between apps and mobile websites. They will also explore potential benefits of AR/VR in healthcare with "hands on" immersive experiences.
Heather has been creating and researching the effect of educational technologies over the past decade and has been teaching EduTech HPE since it's inception in 2014. She is the recipient of several awards for her work in the area of elearning, with a particular focus in the area of online collaboration. As a practicing physician and prior physiotherapist, she is also interested in the role of online technologies as it relates to a healthcare context.
Kataryna Nemethy is an eLearning Developer and Instructional Designer at Baycrest Health Sciences with over 10 years experience in the field of eLearning, instructional design and educational technologies. As a graduate of Biomedical Sciences at University of Toronto, she is passionate about the interface between education, technology and design. She continues to freelance as an instructional designer, eLearning developer and medical illustrator/animator.
Tamara works as the Manager of Academic Technology at the Office of Postgraduate Medical Education at University of Toronto and is integrally involved in many online programs such as PGCorEd. She is also involved in research of online technologies with a particular interest in online professionalism.
We look forward to hearing from you.