Making pedagogy explicit - a Virtual University for Orthopaedics

Conole, Grainne, Wills, Gary, Carr, Les, Hall, Wendy and Grange, Simon (2003) Making pedagogy explicit - a Virtual University for Orthopaedics At ALT-C, United Kingdom. 08 - 10 Sep 2003.


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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an essential part of the healthcare professions at all levels of experience. This paper describes the way in which ICT can be used within this context. Surgeons are mobile and well educated, whose work demands timely, up-to-date material focused to their particular learning situation. This paper describes the Virtual Orthopaedic University (VOU), which for the first time provides an infrastructure for clinicians to use computer-assisted surgical tools, linking the learning object resources to clinical data collection from ongoing trials in orthopaedics. The project builds upon current thinking in terms of learning being situated and authentic, with learners adopting an active/constructive approach. In particular, it builds upon the problem-based learning, constructivism, and situated learning. The project aims to create an environment, which allows these pedagogical approaches to be made explicit. The architecture can be used in a variety of ways to support different types and levels of users and syllabi. The rationale behind system, the architecture, and the pedagogical strategy will be described. The system includes: • Multimedia Educational Modules - Providing the declarative base of material • A Virtual Classroom - For exchange of views and monitoring of individual progress • A Virtual Observatory - For collecting data from simulation systems and intra-operative data collection. • A Dynamic Review Journal (DRJ) – An archive of peer-reviewed medical/technical material, which allows students and tutors to analyse data from journals, investigate hypotheses, comment on articles, prepare and submit articles for review. In addition, tutors are able to capitalise upon these reviews to include the corresponding declarative and procedural knowledge in the educational modules. • Novel Simulation - Emulating surgical procedures for training and experimentation, focusing upon both surgical planning and the interventions. The presentation will include a live demonstration of the system and the features described above.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 8-10 September 2003
Venue - Dates: ALT-C, United Kingdom, 2003-09-08 - 2003-09-10
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 259372
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2004
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 22:30
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