The mission of the eLearning Task Force was to make recommendations to senior leadership to further position the Faculty of Medicine as a global leader in eLearning (i.e., teaching, learning and scholarship) across the education continuum so that we can provide the best education for today’s and tomorrow’s learners.
In 2014, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto embarked on a reflective and forward-looking exercise to explore the current state of eLearning activities and to chart a path forward to establish the Faculty as a current and future leader in medical education eLearning curricula and technology and to anticipate future technological needs.
A series of strategic recommendations were developed as a result of this comprehensive assessment, which established a roadmap to advance the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto as a global leader in eLearning across the education continuum. These recommendations cluster around four key themes: Strategic Planning, Faculty Development and Scholarship, Funding and Infrastructure and Resources.
Identified how and why eLearning is currently integrated through structure, design and implementation and assessment.
Examined the financial investment in eLearning across the Faculty of Medicine and identified opportunities for the coordination of resources.
Reviewed new and existing strategic initiatives around the sharing of eLearning tools, research and development and best practices.
Completed survey research of best practices and examined how other institutions are implementing eLearning with a specific focus on medical education.
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Lindsey D. Fechtig
Project and Administrative Manager – Education Vice-Deans