Saturday, 28 December 2013

TEL Roundtable @ 11th APMEC 2014

TEL Roundtable @ 11th APMEC 2014

A round table discussion between a panel of health professions educators with interactive audience participation.

This will include sharing of key take home messages illustrated by examples or short practice narratives of the use of Technology Enhanced Learning in various educational settings.

We anticipate a highly interactive session augmented by online discussions.


         Goh Poh Sun
         Marcus Henning
         Sanjay Khanna
         Junji Otaki
         Kenneth Pinto
         Gominda Ponnamperuma

Profiles of the panelists on website above.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Singapore International Foundation/Temasek Foundation/MEU Workshop for Health Professions Educators, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Friday, December 13, 2013

Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning

Resource person:

Dr Goh Poh Sun
MB,BS(Melb), FRCR(UK), FAMS(Singapore), MHPE(Maastricht)
Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Associate Member, Medical Education Unit (MEU)
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
National University Health System, Singapore

Contact details:
email -
LinkedIn -


Pre - workshop background reading and assignment below:

This will require about 4 to 5 hours of work, and will both complement the workshop, as well as provide discussion points, and most importantly form the foundation for post workshop "takeaway points" and your personal Technology Enhanced Learning projects and initiatives.

Please write down the following, and email your thoughts to me by 1pm, Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 latest at email address below:

As you review the following material, some key questions to ask might be -

A. What are the key ideas regarding eLearning?

B. How would you apply this in your setting? OR How are you currently applying these ideas in your setting?

C. What would you like to do with eLearning/Technology Enhanced Learning? OR What is your greatest educational/teaching challenge that you hope to address using eLearning/Technology Enhanced Learning?


please email me some information about your educational background/setting

D. What is / are the educational setting(s) you teach in? (for example, large group - how many?, in what setting?, what learning technology do you and your students/postgraduate students have access to? hardware? software? what type of internet access? speed?)

E. How familiar are you with educational technology/eLearning/Technology Enhanced Learning? (on a scale from 1 to 10)

1 - not at all, total novice

5 - some familiarity, use powerpoint, email to distribute online material, upload videos of my presentations

10 - feel very comfortable using technology to support and augment teaching and learning, use learning management systems, archive and distribute material using online repositories, use social media regularly

Pre-workshop background reading

eLearning: where to start?

Flipped classroom

Evolution of education technology (Why does this presentation have so many views compared with other similar presentations?)

eLearning in clinical teaching (eLearning module for faculty development, London Deanery)


eLearning (first part of this presentation gives short overview of theory and some case studies)

This paper summarizes the literature on e-learning in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and presents the spectrum of tools and strategies used (2013 article)

E-Learning in medical education in the United Kingdom (2011 article, see hyperlinked references)

JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research): eCollection on theme eLearning and Medical Education

Learning Technology; MedEdWorld (hyperlinked index)

Focus on systems, not goals: "goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress"   (goals --> planning, and systems --> making progress)

Perspective and gratitude: You don't "have" to, you "get" to. Just change one word.

Workshop Program (see above notice, 0900 to 1300hrs; Friday 13th December 2013; Venue New Building Lecture Theatre and Virtual Learning Centre, University of Colombo)


Background of participants - (from pre - workshop online survey, open from Dec 6, 2013)

Discussion of individual projects - (feedback and interactive discussion, from pre - workshop online survey, open from Dec 6, 2013)

Individual/Group work on educational IT projects - (continuation of initial submitted assignments as part of pre - workshop preparation)

Tea break

Further discussion and group/individual feedback

Planning post - workshop further work on individual assignments; and use of online discussion forum to continue our peer to peer feedback, group discussion, and support

End of workshop

Some of the participant's notes from the workshop

Monday, 23 September 2013

Artifacts from an educational portfolio (examples)

Workshop registration area, PGPR workshops venue, 11th APMEC 2014

ESME workshop, 11th APMEC

Creativity in medical education workshop, 11th APMEC

Leading educational change workshop, 11th APMEC

Asia Pacific collaboration in medical education meeting @ 11th APMEC 2014

Singapore International Foundation – Enhancing Health Professional Education in Sri Lanka (October 31st to 2nd November)
31st October 2013 (New Biochemistry Lecture Theatre Colombo Medical Faculty)

Arrive Colombo - early morning Thursday 31th

9.30am-      Arrive Colombo Medical Faculty

10 am -       Medical School Meeting Dean (Professor Sally Chan, Dujeepa and SIF)

10.30 am – Welcome Introduction

Sharing of past work and progress

11 am -       Summary of EPAs and introduction to Blueprints

12 noon -    Q and A

12.30pm-    Lunch

2.00 pm –    Training of future nurse practitioners in an Interpeorfessional patient/practice care settings (Lecture – Large Group) Professor Sally Chan, Professor of Nursing, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

3.00 pm –    Teaching for effective learning in Clinical Education (Lecture – Large Group) Dr. Dujeepa D. Samarasekera, Director Medical Education Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

4.00 pm –    Q and A

4.30pm-      Close of session

1st Friday November 2013 (Faculty Boardroom, Colombo Medical Faculty)

9am –          Introduction

9.30am –     Technology support in teaching-learning Assoc Prof Goh Poh Sun, Dept of Diagnostic Imaging and Associate Medical Education Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. (Web connecting from Singapore)

10.30am     Tea

11am          Incorporating Interprofessional Learning

12 noon      Lunch

1pm            Assessment in Clinical Years -Best evidence contemporary practice

2.00 pm      Working on blueprints

3.00 pm                Tea

3.30pm       Sharing of blueprints

4.00            Future work plans and schedules sharing

4.30            Close

2nd November (Saturday)

9am            Discussions with key leadership regarding progress

10am          Discussions with core clinical educators.

12noon       Close of activities

10 pm         Departure to Singapore

Three takeaways for Nov 1 conference call with Sri Lankan educators on Technology Enhanced Learning @ 12 noon, Nov 1, 2013, Friday

1. (e)Learning - the quality of the educational content, and teaching pedagogy is the key (focus on supporting learning ... and the role of the teacher)

2. use open education resources (OERs), and systematically build up your localised digital knowledge repository

3. focus on faculty development, systematic, planned, with periodic feedback, evaluation and reflection on the process ... and outcomes


Brief outline of Nov 1 discussion with educators from Sri Lanka

A. Role of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) or (e)Learning

B. My current activities in TEL

C. Background in TEL

D. Short CV

                                AMEE 2012 Annual Report (see report from eLearning committee)

Conference call on Feb 26, 2014 @2130hrs to plan the eLearning pre-conference program for AMEE 2015 in Glasgow (above)

and on May 23, 2014 @ 2030hrs (below)


Under editorial review (above)

M3 (surgery) undergraduate case review session: 1245 to 1345hrs, Oct 23, 2013, Conference Room, Radiology Department, Level 2, NUH (above)

Slides for M1 lecture (Chest and Lungs): 11am to 12noon, MD 6, LT 35; Oct 25, 2013 (above and below)

Slides for M2 lecture title slide above, with rest of slides on website below (Imaging of Respiratory Tract Disorders): 0930 to 1030am, MD 6 LT 35; Thursday, Nov 21, 2013

Using the flipped classroom model in medical education: 12noon to 2pm, Symposium rooms 2 & 3, Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Block MD 11, 10 Medical Drive, YLL SOM, NUS on Dec 10, 2013

                               Maastricht SHE Annual Report 2012 (see MHPE graduates page)

Involvement in the faculty development program, Medical Education Unit
National University of Singapore (above)

First scholarly project milestones for R1 residents I am supervising (AK above, and HY below), October, 2013

Working with R2 ophthalmology residents (as part of preparation for monthly clinical radiology radiology multidisciplinary case conference: see example of outcome below)



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