Dr. Anna MacLeod
Title – Neither here nor there: Thinking critically about distributed medical education
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Lunch will be served at DHCC)
- Diamond Health Care Centre 2264 (Host site)
- RJH CA 130
- MSB 131
- KGH CAC 228
- NHSC 9-370
- LSC 1443*
- *Attendees at UBC Point Grey Campus’ Life Sciences Centre (LSC 1443)
will need to go to the LSC Admin Office for access to the room.
New technologies have led to significant changes in medical education, unsettling taken-for-granted ideas about learning and teaching. These changes are evident in the highly digitized learning spaces that characterize distributed medical education. The distributed classroom is a wonderland of buttons, screens and cameras designed to connect geographically separate spaces and the people who teach and learn within them. This presentation will describe a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded program of research designed to re-conceptualize distributed medical education in a changing world. Using ethnographic methods, the researchers are exploring the complexities of distributed medical education, focusing on the interplay of social and material factors—in other words, how people and technologies work together.
Dr. Anna MacLeod is Assistant Professor and Education Specialist in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University. A social scientist, Anna uses ethnographic methods to explore emerging issues in medical education. Her current program of research investigates the interplay between people and technologies in distributed medical education and e-learning. She has received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2012-2015) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2013-2015) to support this research. In addition to her scholarly contributions, Anna is a dedicated teacher involved in designing and delivering curriculum across the medical education continuum.