University of Calgary

When Technology Interrupts: A Digital Professionalism in Health Professionalism in Health Science Education


Friday, October 28, 2011                       13:00 - 16:00                     HMRB G43A                           

The rise of the digital in our professional, learning and personal lives brings about media consumption without necessarily understanding how to maintain privacy, confidentiality, and accountability. Conversations focus on generational divides and disciplinary methods while social networking, email, smartphones and tablets continue to evolve but also disrupt roles as well as attention spans of teachers and learners. This session aims to equip faculty, residents, and staff with the knowledge and skills to handle a digital reality in health sciences education.  The session will begin with a critical review of the literature on the Media Generation.  Participants will be invited to share their experiences, which they will then apply to constructive solutions in the context of framework for digital professionalism (Ellawy, 2010).  Partcipants should leave the session feeling equipped to handle the basics of digital media in health sciences eduction settings. 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Critically appraise the evidence for a digital generation of learners
  • Discuss digital professionalism
  • Critically appraise examples of digital professionalism
  • Apply the digital professionalism framework to your educational practices
  • Consider teacher and student roles in the ownership of digital professionalism

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