Development and Implementation of Medical Courseware for a Multi-Campus Learning Activity
Concurrent Session 1
In this session we will provide a demonstration for the successful implementation of a multi-campus learning activity. We will describe how we implemented preparation for a series of live-interactive learning activities utilizing a centralized web page for access, interactive online learning modules, live session google docs, and providing continuing medical education (CME) credit for participating medical doctors.
Starting in the 2014 academic year, Texas A&M College of Medicine implemented a new educational activity into the pre-clerkship years titled Clinical Synthesis Integration Exercises (CSIEs) with the purpose of better integrating basic science knowledge and its clinical application.
A year and a half into the implementation, feedback from faculty facilitators identified concerns related to content access and the amount of preparation time required. Additionally, there was a need to expand the CSIE activity to multiple regional campuses.
In response, we developed a centralized website page to improve content accessibility, an online learning module with interactive options per activity, which is deployed in two Learning Management Systems, and provided an opportunity to capture CME credit as an incentive for faculty facilitator participation. We also integrated the use of google docs for students’ active participation.
This session will share the details of how we successfully implemented this multi-campus learning activity including methods for content development and editing, faculty orientation and training, faculty facilitator preparation, incentivizing faculty facilitator participation, faculty facilitator content access, student content distribution and active participation, and how the technologies used have helped us to achieve our goals.
During this session, the participants will:
- Experience a demonstration of the website and the comprehensive courseware.
- Identify the key elements for the successful implementation of a multi-campus learning activity.
- Discover how the use of technologic applications can improve faculty facilitator participation and satisfaction.