Teaching with technological tools

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Abstract

Computer-based instructional tools are just the latest in a long line of educational technologies that probably started when someone picked up a piece of cinder and wrote on a cave wall. It is common to become fascinated-or infatuated-with new technologies, but it is important to remember that these technologies are simply tools to support learning. No technology, no matter how sophisticated, will supplant a skilled teacher, effective instructional methods and designs, or-most importantly-the central role of the student in the learning process. This chapter will discuss how tools such as computer-based tutorials, virtual patients, just-in-time learning, presentation software, audience response systems, and videos can be used to effectively enhance learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAn Introduction to Medical Teaching
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages123-146
Number of pages24
Volume9789401790666
ISBN (Print)9789401790666, 9401790655, 9789401790659
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Cook, D. A. (2014). Teaching with technological tools. In An Introduction to Medical Teaching (Vol. 9789401790666, pp. 123-146). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9066-6_10