A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO DESIGNING MULTI-MODALITY EDUCATION IN A MEDICAL RESEARCH SETTING
Sidra Medical Research Hospital (QATAR)
There is much current interest in using content management systems to organize and create curriculum. In our hospital, we developed a robust innovative system to meet education challenges such as:
•How do you support an interprofessional model to orient healthcare professionals from a wide variety of experiences in other hospitals and countries?
•How do you develop educational materials with a modularized approach so that they can be reused within different modalities and delivery systems?
•How do you guide inexperienced content experts in writing educational materials to be delivered in an integrated multi-modality approach?
•How do you provide ongoing transparency, indexing, and access to your educational materials?
By leveraging innovative systems technology, we built an innovative Curriculum Management System (CMS) that allows us to offer a flexible and rich multimodal learning experience to an Interprofessional clinical team.
The CMS is a platform for content experts to create, share, store and reuse raw content to develop and deliver training and assessment materials that support employees’ orientation and continuing professional development. The system guides content authors using predesigned templates developed for specific learning modalities such as elearning, instructor led training, contextualized skill stations and high fidelity simulation scenarios using manikins and standardized patients. Clinical educators create additional educational materials as needed to support employees in a successful orientation and subsequent continuing professional development. The CMS offers a transparent means to efficiently develop and deploy content to respond to training needs, supporting quality standards and promoting patient safety.
From an instructional design perspective, we considered how to best guide subject matter experts with widely differing levels of experiences and ability as content authors, to effectively write for instructor led, simulation and elearning delivery. We designed the CMS templates to guide them by offering pre-built editable fields organized to structurally align all content using a modified Backwards Design approach, so that learning objectives are aligned with corresponding assessment questions, and supported by essential topical content. Guidance prompts remind content authors of standards and links them to resources.
These modularized “Learning Objects” are pre-packaged with accompanying objectives, assessments and multi-modality options to offer flexible repurposing of training and education to support the organization’s future knowledge management needs.
1. This presentation will provide an overview of the system and how it is organized to support structural alignment, integration, delivery, assessment, and evaluation or educational materials.
2. We will discuss our instructional design decisions and best practices for creating modifying and maintaining a complex, dynamic system.
3. We will also examine how the design supports content authoring, review, development and reusability of educational content.
4. Finally, we will show examples of content development from design up to final delivery.