Transforming a pediatrics lecture series to online instruction

Tiffany A. Koszalka, Bradley Olson

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A major issue facing medical education training programs across the USA is the recent advent of universal mandatory duty hour limitations and the time pressure it places on formal face-to-face educational sessions. In response to these mandates and associated issues many medical education programs are exploring the use of online instruction to address issues of accessibility. This chapter describes the instructional development process followed to transform a classroom-based pediatrics residency lecture series into an on-demand, video-enhanced, online instructional environment. An overview of the learning principles and instructional sciences that guided the design process is provided. The phases of the designed solution are then described in the context of enhancing the lecture series as it was transformed into online instruction. Implementation logistics are described followed by an overview of the benefits, barriers, and initial project outcomes. Plans for future enhancements and research projects are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781605660028
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions


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