November 2019 Hot Topics

The Science of Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Digital Refugees

Dr. Ian Scott

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm


  • LSC 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • CWH SHY F414
  • NHSC 9-374
  • RJH CA 011

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  1. Describe why the multitasking digital native is a myth
  2. Describe the Multimedia Model of Learning and its implications for teaching
  3. Outline the challenges that cognitive capacity and cognitive load have for learning


There is a long and deep research base of best practices that outline how technology can support and detract from learning. In this session the evidence supporting appropriate technology use in the classroom and clinical setting will be explored.

Accredited by UBC CPD



The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 9 (1.5 per session) Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

RCPSC Accreditation

Hot Topics in Health Professions Education is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.