DESIGNING A CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO OFFER MULTI-MODALITY LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT IN MEDICAL RESEARCH SETTINGS
Sidra Medical Research Hospital (QATAR)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:There is much current interest in using content management systems to organize curriculum. In our hospital we developed a robust curriculum management system to meet education challenges such as:
•How to design and develop curriculum and educational materials for orientation of medical staff in a Greenfield hospital?
•How to teach healthcare professionals from a wide variety of experiences in other hospitals and countries to learn and use standardized procedures, systems, and teamwork models to ensure patient safety?
•How to guide content experts to write educational materials delivered in an integrated multi-modality approach?
This presentation describes how we are meeting the training needs that arise when opening a new hospital. By leveraging innovative technology systems, we built an integrated homegrown Curriculum Management System (CMS) that allows us to offer a rich multimodal learning experience to an Interprofessional clinical team.
The CMS is a platform to develop, share and reuse raw content to effectively deliver training and assessment materials that support employees’ orientation and continuing professional development. The system guides educators’ work by using predesigned templates developed for specific learning modalities. These modalities include: elearning, instructor led training, contextualized skill stations and high fidelity simulation scenarios using manikins and standardized patients. The CMS allows content authors to access all clinical curriculum modalities so that they can easily view the learner’s path and build upon or create additional educational materials. It will also be used as a means to efficiently develop and deploy content to respond to training needs that enforce quality standards and promote patient safety.
From an instructional design view, we considered how to best guide subject matter experts with widely differing levels of ability as content authors to effectively write for instructor led training, simulation and elearning delivery. We designed templates to guide these content experts by offering pre structured editable fields to enter content. The sessions are pre populated with standardized learning objectives that tie to the course and module outcomes. The fields are organized to structurally align all content using a modified Backwards Design approach, so that learning objectives are aligned with corresponding assessment questions, supported by essential topical content. Guidance prompts are offered next to each field to remind content authors of our standards and links them to resource areas on such topics as curriculum development, interactivity and assessment design that they can reference as they write. Authors can upload images and multimedia to these fields and then preview the proposed build, sending it out for review and finalization before it is prepared for final delivery in a variety of modalities.
This presentation will:
1. Provide an overview of the system; how it is organized to support structural alignment, integration, delivery, assessment and evaluation or educational materials.
2. Discuss our instructional design decisions and best practices for creating modifying and maintaining a complex, dynamic and innovative system.
3. Examine how the design supports content authoring, review, development and reusability of educational content.
Keywords: Learning, training, education, instructional design, simulation, integrating learning experiences, multi-modalities, technology, e-learning, instructor led train.