Developing technology-enhanced active learning for medical education: Challenges, solutions, and future directions

Lise McCoy, Robin K. Pettit, Joy H. Lewis, Thomas Bennett, Noel Carrasco, Stanley Brysacz, Inder Raj S. Makin, Ryan Hutman, Frederic N. Schwartz

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Abstract

Growing up in an era of video games and Web-based applications has primed current medical students to expect rapid, interactive feedback. To address this need, the A.T. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (Mesa) has developed and integrated a variety of approaches using technologyenhanced active learning for medical education (TEAL-MEd) into its curriculum. Over the course of 3 years (2010-2013), the authors facilitated more than 80 implementations of games and virtual patient simulations into the education of 550 osteopathic medical students. The authors report on 4 key aspects of the TEAL-MEd initiative, including purpose, portfolio of tools, progress to date regarding challenges and solutions, and future directions. Lessons learned may be of benefit to medical educators at academic and clinical training sites who wish to implement TEAL-MEd activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-211
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Volume115
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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