Yesterday I attended the keynote presentation by James Wooliscroft of the UM Medical School and the following panel discussion. The focus of the discussion was the mission critical importance of thinking globally in our educational, humanitarian, community and collaboration efforts.
I twittered much of this, with the result of questions and comments from afar. Replies to some of the questions are embedded in the twittered stream. Because this was twitter, and the newest is always listed on top, for chronological order you should read from the bottom up.
JK: Info tech has made tracking possible and compliance possible when it never was before, so requests were considered silly and tossed out.
JK: Compliance burden has increased in past 5 years by 800 percent (not sure I caught numbers right). Burden generated by info tech.
JK: Compliance burden. “Someone has decided that life shouldn’t be as risky as it is.”
Q&A issues – copyright, human subjects, ada accessibility …
Q&A: Americans are expecting the conversations to happen in English. Is it practical to expect otherwise?
Q&A: How do we prepare our collegaues? We don’t. We prepare what they might need. We need to be ready when tipping point occurs.
JK: “It’s going to be a Really Bumpy Ride from here on out.”
JK: We have proved that the academy can live thru agrarian age, industrial age, information age, and cling to outdated semester model.
JK: Pro schools are the locomotive that will pull the rest of the academy.
JK: “Oh we’ll never do that.” “Oh yes you will.”
JK: 2 flavors of “waking up”. shift in bias away from “These kids coming into my classes are like a successor species.”
JK on infrastructure “Never underestimate the power of the incumbency.” “No matter how foolish it seems, someone is benefitting from it.”
JK: “We are learners. In a community of learning.” “You never really learn a subject until you teach it.” New model: everyone teaches.
JK synopsizing previously given lecture available in YouTube via School of Information and University Libraries.
@rachky They R trying 2 use f2f via online video 2 serve as prequel 2 real study-abroad experience. Also 4 stdts who can’t afford real thing in reply to rachky
@rachky I think absolutely the smaller schools are more flexible and rapid adopters. Big schools like UM are slower. IMHO. in reply to rachky
@BudGibson Yes, but the point is that this is a new trend, and not commonly adopted through out the university. Not CORE economic model. in reply to BudGibson
JK quoting Moby Dick. “Why do you have to go to sea to see the world? Why can’t you see it from where you stand?”
BobM: Learning communities, natural partners. Online international could substitute or serve as prelim for real study-abroad experience.
BobM clarification – bad transcriber. Not just tech, but interactive online media synchronuous mixed w/ asynchronous.
BobM: Learning via tech seems to be equivalent to f2f learning.
@Rachky Cool! My son was just out of school for a week. Did his homework on websites, turned in science test by email. in reply to rachky
BobM: Tech to enable face to face cross cultural dialogs, but you don’t need to leave campus. Structure course around the tech dialogs.
Bob Megginson, LSA dean: how to study abroad w/o a passport. all international collaborations
ML: ePortfolio model as scaffolding tool for deep reflective learning
ML: Importance of tech in internationalizing our programs, shift to media based courses. Implants, microscopy, anatomy, prosthodontics.
For you dental folks, Marilyn Lantz: IFDEA/MedEdPortal & the importance of education 4 global solutions 4 difficult oral health problems
Shift to faculty panel – Dean of LSA, Marilyn Lantz fr Dentistry, John King Provost.
JW: Cost effectiveness – less time spent given the same lecture year after year.
JW: how do we do lab classes in the undergrad sciences as distance learning? We don’t know yet. But anatomy has made the shift to web.
JW: Students dragging faculty into web 2.0. Faculty operating at Web 0 or 1. Students have competencies faculty lack.
JW: new kinds of assessment. Email communication part of grade, timed response to real challenges, synthesize the story, flag key elements
JW: Expect failure as part of process.
@BudGibson Actually, that is more the future model. Lots of U economy is dependent on campus life experience. in reply to BudGibson
JW: Set target, provide choices, expert guidance … Shift of focus from “knows-how” to “does” & “shows”. Competency map + learning path
JW: “If you’ve been to one medical school, you’ve … been to ONE medical school.”
JW: Why is education teacher-centric?
JW: New ed model: foundation skills, achievement of outcomes, competencies, flexibility in settings and experiences, self-direction/LL lrng
JW: business model of university dependent on residential educational experience. How will Univ economically survive?
JW: All medical/dental *preclinical* info going online free 2 world. Partners 4 life, all alum have access w/ indexed access 4 continuing ed
JW: health disparities. insufficient health care workers in other parts of the world. how to educate? all slides, streaming video, courses
JW: Future: OPEN education access / Open MIT, Open Yale, Notre Dame, Utah – but no health sciences until we did it last week Open.Michigan
JW: “50% of what we teach in medical school is wrong, we just don’t know which 50%.”
JW: Distance learning resources internationally accessible, requires active professional learning, discovery learning.
JW: How do we combine and engage faculty and students in global classroom, take fac brains w/ students, wherever they are …
JW: Global professional partnerships depend on technology to facilitate collaboration.
JW: Faculty member partners to study inflammatory breast cancer in Egypt (Cairo).
JW: Faculty member goes to Vietnam & Shanghai to teach clinicians there how to transplant toes to hand.
Vodcast: importance of global medical humanitarian experience in medical education. 62 M4 clinical rotations in 20 countries.
JW: “The whole success or failure of this initiative depends upon technology.” Audience laughs. Vodcast is refusing to open.
JW: Why global? Disease respects NO BOUNDARIES. People come w/ tropical diseases via airflight. You have 2 dx/tx all entities.
JW: Vision & success depend on huge team efforts.
Presentation beginning. Creating the Future: Medical Education & Globalization – James O Wooliscroft (dean of med school) about 23 hours ago
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