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Webinar – Social learning in large online audiences of health professionals: improving dialogue with automated tools

June 15, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is pleased to offer the webinar “Social learning in large online audiences of health professionals: improving dialogue with automated tools” with Alvaro Margolis, President and CEO, EviMed Corp USA.

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Summary: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) bring about the opportunity to reach large international audiences of health professionals. However, change in clinical practice eventually needs social interaction, to validate the new knowledge with trusted peers. How can meaningful dialogue take place without scaling up expert tutoring?

The extensive experience from social network applications such as Facebook or Twitter provides an opportunity to improve dialogue among peers and with experts automatically and seamlessly, as part of what is called Social Learning Analytics (SLA). Large amounts of data about prior relationships among participants in a course – similar to Facebook and other social applications -, among participants and course materials – similar to Netflix or Amazon -, as well as natural language processing could be obtained, analyzed and used to improve the educational processes and outcomes.

In this webinar, a series of examples with pilot uses of SLA in the context of massive online courses for physicians and other health care professionals will be shown, including forecasting of academic accomplishment, Facebook like dialogue with other course participants and faculty, crowd-sourcing and friend-sourcing for recommending study materials or future courses, and natural language processing to classify posts in online discussions.

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About AAME Webinars

Webinars offer teachers, trainers, curriculum developers, researchers and anyone with an interest in medical education the chance to join experts and like minded colleagues from around the globe in a live one hour discussion on a key educational topic.

The webinars are delivered using the Zoom platform, allowing full audio and visual communication and interaction between presenter and participants. To take part in a webinar you need a computer with a good internet connection, a headset with microphone (optional) and a webcam (optional).


June 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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