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