Identified Practice Gaps/Needs

The explosive growth in computing power and the wide availability of the Internet have completely transformed how we engage with the world. Adult learners in health education are now "Millennial" learners, who expect learning to be interactive, collaborative, and attuned to their individual needs and preferences. (1) Medical educators, tasked with delivering engaging and effective learning experiences, are increasingly expected to rely on digital educational approaches, leveraging multimedia resources and online learning environments.

The "flipped classroom" refers to a blended learning model in which foundational material is delivered asynchronously, and in-person or classroom time is focused on higher-level, active learning experiences. (2) Specific knowledge and skills are necessary in order to effectively carry this out, including understanding the learning styles of Millennial adult learners; selecting appropriate technological approaches in alignment with educational goals; and adhering to best practices in the development of educational resources.

Targeted Audience

This course is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, allied health professionals and students

Overall Learning Objectives

  1. Employ the tools available in digital education to improve teaching and learning, including guided learning pathways, enhanced videoconferencing , both synchronous and asynchronousĀ 
  2. Develop a pedagogical framework for understanding and engaging the new generation of medical learners
  3. Appraise current examples of the flipped classroom in medical education , and available learning technologies aimed at enhancing the medical education experience
  4. Enhance knowledge and skills related to creating and improving multimedia educational content