educational technology


Summary: Systematic identification, development, organization, or utilization of educational resources and the management of these processes. It is occasionally used also in a more limited sense to describe the use of equipment-oriented techniques or audiovisual aids in educational settings. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, December 1993, p132)

Top Publications

  1. Cain J, Robinson E. A primer on audience response systems: current applications and future considerations. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008;72:77 pubmed
    ..Future areas of educational research on ARS instructional strategies are also suggested. ..
  2. Cannon Bowers J. Recent advances in scenario-based training for medical education. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2008;21:784-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In presenting this framework, I hope that medical educators and practitioners can have a deeper appreciation for how to best design and implement scenario-based training. ..
  3. Caldwell J. Clickers in the large classroom: current research and best-practice tips. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2007;6:9-20 pubmed
    ..So that the reader may use clickers effectively in his or her own classroom, a set of guidelines for writing good questions and a list of best-practice tips have been culled from the literature and experienced users. ..
  4. Beux P, Fieschi M. Virtual biomedical universities and e-learning. Int J Med Inform. 2007;76:331-5 pubmed
    ..A special attention is given to training new generations of clinicians in ICT tools and methods to be used in clinical settings as well as in medical schools. ..
  5. Scalese R, Obeso V, Issenberg S. Simulation technology for skills training and competency assessment in medical education. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23 Suppl 1:46-9 pubmed publisher
  6. Nagler A, Andolsek K, Dossary K, Schlueter J, Schulman K. Addressing the systems-based practice requirement with health policy content and educational technology. Med Teach. 2010;32:e559-65 pubmed publisher
    ..A positive unintended consequence of the project was participant networking with residents and fellows from other specialties. ..
  7. Cardall S, Krupat E, Ulrich M. Live lecture versus video-recorded lecture: are students voting with their feet?. Acad Med. 2008;83:1174-8 pubmed publisher
    ..A challenge remains for educators to incorporate technologies students find useful while creating an interactive learning culture. ..
  8. Geyer E, Irish D. Isolated to integrated: an evolving medical informatics curriculum. Med Ref Serv Q. 2008;27:451-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Web-based self-paced tutorials have replaced many classroom sessions, and Web 2.0 technologies have been introduced. Collaborations with clinical and basic science faculty in other themes supplement and strengthen the theme. ..
  9. Walmsley A, Lambe C, Perryer D, Hill K. Podcasts--an adjunct to the teaching of dentistry. Br Dent J. 2009;206:157-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Podcasts are a valuable vehicle for delivering learning materials to students: offering flexibility but in tune with students' love of downloading materials to use when they wish. ..

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  1. Collins J. Audience response systems: technology to engage learners. J Am Coll Radiol. 2008;5:993-1000 pubmed publisher
    ..In this essay, the author reviews the components of an ARS, the history of ARS, educational outcomes related to ARS use, the benefits and limitations of ARS, tips for using an ARS, and current developments in ARS. ..
  2. McGee J, Begg M. What medical educators need to know about "Web 2.0". Med Teach. 2008;30:164-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper reviews the unique features of Web 2.0 technologies, addresses questions regarding potential pitfalls and suggests valuable applications in health science education. ..
  3. Debourgh G. Use of classroom "clickers" to promote acquisition of advanced reasoning skills. Nurse Educ Pract. 2008;8:76-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Operational aspects of clickers technology are summarized and students' perceptions and satisfaction with use of this teaching and learning technology are described. ..
  4. Chu L, Young C, Ngai L, Cun T, Pearl R, Macario A. Learning management systems and lecture capture in the medical academic environment. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2010;48:27-51 pubmed publisher
    ..More studies are needed to show under what conditions an LMS/LC program actually enhances learning, and which elements are most useful to the new generation of learners comfortable with Web 2.0 technologies. ..
  5. Kamin C, Souza K, Heestand D, Moses A, O Sullivan P. Educational technology infrastructure and services in North American medical schools. Acad Med. 2006;81:632-7 pubmed
    To describe the current educational technology infrastructure and services provided by North American allopathic medical schools that are members of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), to present information needed for ..
  6. Issenberg S, McGaghie W, Hart I, Mayer J, Felner J, Petrusa E, et al. Simulation technology for health care professional skills training and assessment. JAMA. 1999;282:861-6 pubmed
    ..These systems help to address the problem of poor skills training and proficiency and may provide a method for physicians to become self-directed lifelong learners. ..
  7. Solomon D, Ferenchick G, Laird Fick H, Kavanaugh K. A randomized trial comparing digital and live lecture formats [ISRCTN40455708. BMC Med Educ. 2004;4:27 pubmed
    ..This study provides preliminary evidence digital lectures can be a viable alternative to live lectures as a means of delivering didactic presentations in a community-based setting. ..
  8. Friedrich M. Practice makes perfect: risk-free medical training with patient simulators. JAMA. 2002;288:2808, 2811-2 pubmed
  9. Ward J, Gordon J, Field M, Lehmann H. Communication and information technology in medical education. Lancet. 2001;357:792-6 pubmed
  10. Frueh B, Monnier J, Grubaugh A, Elhai J, Yim E, Knapp R. Therapist adherence and competence with manualized cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD delivered via videoconferencing technology. Behav Modif. 2007;31:856-66 pubmed
    ..These data further support the use of TP to address shortages in access to mental health care. ..
  11. Hartman G. Increasing the flow of a clinical staff "pipeline" Catholic system in Austin, TX, is transforming a former hospital into a school. Health Prog. 2007;88:41-3 pubmed
  12. Wink D. Teaching with technology: computer basics. Nurse Educ. 2009;34:3-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Web-based search tools including Internet search engines, organizational databases, and those at the library will be discussed. Techniques to evaluate the validity, usefulness, and applicability of search outcomes are included. ..
  13. Zurmehly J. Personal digital assistants (PDAs): review and evaluation. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2010;31:179-82 pubmed
    ..However, only a small number of articles provide evidence about the effectiveness of PDAs in nursing. Most provide descriptive information and are also of value. ..
  14. McLeod R, Mays M. Back to the future: personal digital assistants in nursing education. Nurs Clin North Am. 2008;43:583-92, vii pubmed publisher
    ..The current cycle of PDA evolution is discussed and contrasted with a proposed model for maximizing the impact of PDAs on technological innovation in nursing education and practice. ..
  15. Feeney L, Reynolds P, Eaton K, Harper J. A description of the new technologies used in transforming dental education. Br Dent J. 2008;204:19-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs); 5. Virtual learning environments (VLE); 6. Sophisticated communications - videoconferencing, webcasting and podcasts; 7. Interactive television; and 8. Virtual reality. ..
  16. Arikatla V, Sankaranarayanan G, Ahn W, Chellali A, De S, Caroline G, et al. Face and construct validation of a virtual peg transfer simulator. Surg Endosc. 2013;27:1721-9 pubmed publisher
    ..05). The experts appear to be traversing shorter overall trajectories in less time than the novices. VBLaST-PT showed both face and construct validity and has promise as a substitute for the FLS for training peg transfer skills. ..
  17. Wink D. Teaching with technology: automatically receiving information from the internet and web. Nurse Educ. 2010;35:141-3 pubmed publisher
    ..This article presents information and tools related to automatically receiving information from the Internet and Web. ..
  18. Allen K, Katz R. Comparative use of podcasts vs. lecture transcripts as learning aids for dental students. J Dent Educ. 2011;75:817-22 pubmed
    ..Further studies are warranted to delve into the current student generation's preferred learning styles and the resultant learning outcomes associated with those preferences. ..
  19. Anders H, Corrie M, Jan H, Cuno R, Marianne H, Kristian M, et al. Standardized simulated palpation training--development of a palpation trainer and assessment of palpatory skills in experienced and inexperienced clinicians. Man Ther. 2010;15:254-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Whether this can be transferred to clinical in vivo setting requires further study. ..
  20. Davis J, Chryssafidou E, Zamora J, Davies D, Khan K, Coomarasamy A. Computer-based teaching is as good as face to face lecture-based teaching of evidence based medicine: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Med Educ. 2007;7:23 pubmed
    ..On the basis of our findings we feel computer based teaching and learning is as effective as typical lecture based teaching sessions for educating postgraduates in EBM and systematic reviews. ..
  21. Trangenstein P. Electronic toolkit for nursing education. Nurs Clin North Am. 2008;43:535-46, vi pubmed publisher
    ..As nurse educators increase their awareness of these potential adjuncts they can select appropriate applications that are supported by their institution to construct their own "toolkit." ..
  22. Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Tsiklakis K, Cowpe J, Bullock A, Barnes E, et al. Recommendations for the development of e-modules for the continuing professional development of European dentists. Eur J Dent Educ. 2013;17 Suppl 1:45-54 pubmed publisher
    ..It must be underpinned by sound pedagogical and e-learning principles and must incorporate elements for effective visual learning and visual design and a simple, consistent technology. ..
  23. Renne W, McGill S, Mennito A, Wolf B, Marlow N, Shaftman S, et al. E4D compare software: an alternative to faculty grading in dental education. J Dent Educ. 2013;77:168-75 pubmed
    ..In this study, the computer-generated result was found to be more precise than the hand-graded method. ..
  24. Gardner K. An online community of inquiry for reflective practice in an operative dentistry course. J Dent Educ. 2012;76:641-50 pubmed
    ..This descriptive article presents an overview of the experiences involved in developing this COI and provides a conceptual framework for an online COI. ..
  25. Anderson L, Enge K. Education and information for practicing school nurses: which technology-supported resources meet their needs?. J Sch Nurs. 2012;28:358-69 pubmed
    ..Recommendations for successful use of technology to meet practicing school nurse's educational needs are offered. ..
  26. Arneson W. Using technology in resource limited countries for competency based education and training. Clin Lab Sci. 2010;23:182-6 pubmed
    ..Even in resource-limited countries, technology can be used in the implementation of competency based education and training curricula in medical laboratory programs. ..
  27. Ahram T, Karwowski W. Visual social network analysis: effective approach to model complex human social, behaviour & culture. Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:3504-10 pubmed publisher
    ..The self-directed element creates interest within a learner and the ability to access existing information facilitates its transfer, and eventual retention of knowledge acquired. ..
  28. Windsor J. Surgical simulation: what is available and what is needed. Surgeon. 2011;9 Suppl 1:S16-8 pubmed publisher
  29. Wong R, Chen L, Dhadwal G, Fok M, Harder K, Huynh H, et al. Twelve tips for teaching in a provincially distributed medical education program. Med Teach. 2012;34:116-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the above-mentioned tips offered by front line teachers can be helpful in distributed medical education. ..
  30. Fried J. Innovations in education and technology. J Dent Hyg. 2007;81:8 pubmed
  31. Marincioni F. Information technologies and the sharing of disaster knowledge: the critical role of professional culture. Disasters. 2007;31:459-76 pubmed
    ..Four cultural approaches to the application of IT to disaster communications are defined: technocentric; geographic,; anthropocentric; and ecocentric. ..
  32. Ellaway R. Patterns of educational technology adoption and use. Med Teach. 2007;29:420-1 pubmed
  33. Singh P, Saw N, Mokete M, Martin F, Matanhelia S. An integrated laparoscopic simulator (i-Sim) to develop surgical skills outside the operating theatre: a novel means to improve training facilities in the UK. Int J Surg. 2008;6:64-70 pubmed
    ..Additionally, i-Sim offers the possibility of a readily accessible alternative to current training approaches to laparoscopy. ..
  34. Michelo C, Zulu J, Simuyemba M, Andrews B, Katubulushi M, CHI B, et al. Strengthening and expanding the capacity of health worker education in Zambia. Pan Afr Med J. 2017;27:92 pubmed publisher
    ..Expansion and improvement in training processes for health care workers requires targeted investment within medical institutions and strengthening local and international partnerships. ..
  35. Ben Gal G, Weiss E, Gafni N, Ziv A. Testing manual dexterity using a virtual reality simulator: reliability and validity. Eur J Dent Educ. 2013;17:138-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study suggests that for improved construct validity, shorter working times and more difficult tasks should be introduced. The device should also be designed to provide greater sensitivity in measuring the accuracy of the task. ..
  36. Navazesh M, Rich S, Tiber A. The rationale for and implementation of learner-centered education: experiences at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. J Dent Educ. 2014;78:165-80 pubmed
  37. Grady J, Kehrer R, Trusty C, Entin E, Entin E, Brunye T. Learning nursing procedures: the influence of simulator fidelity and student gender on teaching effectiveness. J Nurs Educ. 2008;47:403-8 pubmed
    ..In response to a self-report posttraining questionnaire, participants expressed a more positive attitude toward the high-fidelity mannequin, especially regarding its responsiveness and realism. ..
  38. Frydenberg J, Walsh D. Introduction: transforming academe and veterinary education. J Vet Med Educ. 2007;34:217-9 pubmed
  39. Urrea C. El Silencio: a rural community of learners and media creators. New Dir Youth Dev. 2010;2010:115-24 pubmed publisher
  40. Aldiss S, Baggott C, Gibson F, Mobbs S, Taylor R. A critical review of the use of technology to provide psychosocial support for children and young people with long-term conditions. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015;30:87-101 pubmed publisher
    ..The poor methodological quality of current evidence and lack of involvement of users in product development contribute to the uncertainty that supportive technology is beneficial. ..
  41. Phillips B, Shaw R, Sullivan D, Johnson C. Using virtual environments to enhance nursing distance education. Creat Nurs. 2010;16:132-5 pubmed
    ..Virtual environments offer the option to create social and professional relationships that have been a missing component of distance learning. ..
  42. Hallett J, Brown G, Maycock B, Langdon P. Changing communities, changing spaces: the challenges of health promotion outreach in cyberspace. Promot Educ. 2007;14:150-4 pubmed
  43. Wong J, Matsumoto E. Primer: cognitive motor learning for teaching surgical skill--how are surgical skills taught and assessed?. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2008;5:47-54 pubmed publisher
    ..More research is, therefore, needed regarding the validity and transferability of various training models, particularly if they are to become a form of assessment for certification or licensure. ..
  44. Fernandez J, Cenador M, Manuel López Millan J, Mendez J, Ledesma M. Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Clinical Practice Related to the Treatment of Pain. Influence on the Professional Activity and the Doctor-Patient Relationship. J Med Syst. 2017;41:77 pubmed publisher
    ..Internet is confirmed as an information space on the subject, but is shown as an underutilized space of interaction between the doctor and his patient. ..
  45. Ellaway R. Weaving the 'e's together. Med Teach. 2006;28:587-90 pubmed
    ..By taking a non-technical perspective the author considers the ways that these technologies impact on teaching and learning and how the educational landscape is changing in healthcare education as a whole. ..
  46. Gadbury Amyot C, Singh A, Overman P. Teaching with technology: learning outcomes for a combined dental and dental hygiene online hybrid oral histology course. J Dent Educ. 2013;77:732-43 pubmed
    ..Overall, student and faculty perceptions and student outcomes and course reviews have been positive. The results of this study can provide guidance to those seeking to use technology as one method of curricular delivery. ..
  47. Yellowlees P, Marks S. Pedagogy and educational technologies of the future. Acad Psychiatry. 2006;30:439-41 pubmed
  48. Luo J, Ton H. Personal digital assistants in psychiatric education. Acad Psychiatry. 2006;30:516-21 pubmed
    ..The literature describes various uses of the PDA as a reference tool, in clinical care, and in training documentation. The PDA is capable of numerous vital roles in medical education. ..
  49. Huang C, Bian Z, Tai B, Fan M, Kwan C. Dental education in Wuhan, China: challenges and changes. J Dent Educ. 2007;71:304-11 pubmed
    ..The curriculum modifications that have been achieved to date as well as the existing challenges are discussed to provide the reader with an understanding of contemporary dental education in China. ..
  50. Stern J, Zeltser I, Pearle M. Percutaneous renal access simulators. J Endourol. 2007;21:270-3 pubmed
    ..Hands-on intraoperative training continues to be the primary method for learning percutaneous renal access. However, bench model and simulator-based education offer a useful adjunct. ..
  51. Padilla M, Altamirano F, Arambula F, Marquez J. Mechatronic resectoscope emulator for a surgery simulation training system of the prostate. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;2007:1750-3 pubmed
    ..The results show that the interface is suitable for a real time surgery simulation training system of the prostate without force feedback. ..
  52. Silverstein J, Walsh C, Dech F, Olson E, E M, Parsad N, et al. Multi-parallel open technology to enable collaborative volume visualization: how to create global immersive virtual anatomy classrooms. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;132:463-8 pubmed
    ..Based upon these technologies, immersive virtual anatomy classrooms that share educational or clinical principles can be constructed with the setup described with moderate technological expertise and global scalability. ..
  53. Meo S. Power of powerpoint and role of chalkboard. Med Teach. 2008;30:640-1 pubmed publisher