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RESOURCE: The MOOC School of Medicine

The pedagogical advances occurring in the world of education are certainly fast paced. Didactic lecture hall teaching is now outdated courtesy of problem and team based learning in addition to the novel approach of the ‘flipped classroom’.

With the advent of technology and emphasis on E and M learning, we are now experiencing an era of continuous educational revolution with MOOC’s being evident of this phenomenon. Such massive open online courses have sparked from the fact that in the vast majority of cases people are often unable to gain education from world renowned institutions if not physically resident in such areas or unable to gain education due to issues allied to affordability.

via MedEdWorld – The MOOC School of Medicine.

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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