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Medical Education in the New Millennium

Stanford University via Stanford OpenEdx

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This interdisciplinary course features talks from thought leaders and innovators from medical education, instructional design, cognitive science, online learning, and emerging technology. Over the course of eleven weeks, we'll consider how to build educational experiences that address the unique learning preferences of today's Millennial medical students and residents. As the volume of new medical knowledge outpaces our ability to organize and retain it, how might educators disrupt outdated practices through thoughtful use of technology and learning design? How might MOOCs, social media, simulation and virtual reality change the face of medical education? How might we make learning continuous, engaging, and scalable in the age of increasing clinical demands and limited work hours? Joining the conversation will be experts from all health care and education stakeholder domains, including patients, and students from nursing, medicine and engineering sciences.


Who should take this course?

The target audience for this course includes:

  • patients, caregivers, and any health care stakeholder who want to join a conversation about how to improve medical education
  • undergraduate pre-medical students
  • current medical students and residents
  • medical educators and faculty members
  • entrepreneurs seeking new approaches to healthcare training and education
  • educators and teachers interested in how learning science can be applied to medical education
  • engineers, developers and other technologists interested in entering the medical education space
  • Taught by

    Kyle Harrison and Larry Chu
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    What are MOOCs?
    MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
    How do I register?
    To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
    How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
    MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

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    Cb Ralph completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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