Understanding Modern Learners, Technology, and Medical Education

Robin Bartoletti (Indiana Tech, USA) and Kim Meyer (The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 23
EISBN13: 9781799869085|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5092-2.ch001
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Abstract

Clinicians and researchers are expected to educate the next generation of clinicians with little or no formal education on effective, modern instructional design. Clinicians and researchers are left to teach in the same way they were taught many years or decades ago. Medical education must adapt to meet the demands of the Generation Y student population that would benefit from the innovative use of instructional technology. This generation thrives in small groups, using social media, and has never known a world without Google. The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate innovative curricular design strategies using technology to leverage the skills and preferences that Generation Y brings to a medical classroom.
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