The Medical Education Technology Committee (METC) is charged to investigate new educational technologies, to advise SOM faculty on uses of educational technology, and to advocate for the use of new technologies to improve our delivery of curricula. The committee will research, discuss, and make recommendations concerning ideas and requests for new technologies. It will take requests from SOM faculty for assistance with identifying, planning, and deploying the use of new educational technologies, and will advocate for necessary financial support for these innovations.
Chair: Kurt Gilliland, PhD
Tuesday, Sept 9
“Fast Trends and Solvable Challenges in Higher Educational Technology”
Social media and blended learning are driving changes in higher education over the next year despite the low digital fluency of faculty and the relative lack of rewards for teaching. Higher education is already seeing examples of the flipped classroom and learning analytics as we evaluate how students learn and how faculty teach.
Tuesday, October 14
“Mid-range Trends and Difficult Challenges in Higher Education Technology”
Within three to five years, there will be both a rise of data-driven learning and assessment and a shift from students as consumers to students as creators. While educators strive to deal with competition from new models of education and with scaling teaching innovations, there will be significant advances such as 3D printing and gamification.
Tuesday, November 11
“Long-range Trends and Wicked Challenges in Higher Education Technology”
In the next five years, there will agile approaches to change and evolution of online learning as educators deal with expanding access and keeping education relevant. Results may include the quantified self and virtual assistants.