How Top US Medical Schools are Using Distance Learning Resources: An exploratory study of four institutions
Friday, October 30 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Location: Grand Ballroom C
Presider: Mubarak Alkhatnai, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract: Distance learning and many of its tools are not new, but their adoption and current use are different among unique contexts. An interdisciplinary team of researchers including professionals from Medicine and Educational Technology disciplines conducted an exploratory study investigating the use of distance learning and online resources in top medical schools in the US. This study hopes to provide insights to foster stronger ties among medical and educational technology disciplines by carefully examining well-established examples. Participants from four leading medical schools provided insights into the genesis, evolution, practical use, and future directions of distance learning resources within their medical schools and established educational technology centers. Findings are understood through communities of practice and diffusion of innovation frameworks.