ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

Spring 2014: eLearning

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eLearning, Dr. Eugene L. Anderson, ADEA Chief Policy Officer and Managing Vice President

Guest Perspective: eLearning in Dental Education, Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, New York University College of Dentistry 

Campus Spotlight: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Educator Spotlight: Dr. John Featherstone, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry



Dr. Eugene L. Anderson, ADEA Chief Policy Officer and Managing Vice President

Last October, those of us who gathered in Oklahoma City for the 2013 ADEA Fall Meetings had a rare opportunity to spend three days exploring ways of integrating technology in teaching and learning. In this issue of the ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger, we share some of the discussion that occurred at that event and showcase two exemplary projects that illustrate how educators can harness eLearning technologies.

We invited Dr. Elise Eisenberg of the New York University College of Dentistry to capture some of the thoughts on eLearning she presented in Oklahoma and share them with you in our Guest Commentary. Our Campus Spotlight features the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where faculty members are engaged in creating virtual patients. Finally, our Educator Spotlight profiles Dr. John Featherstone, the first dental educator to venture into the newly charted territory of massive open online courses (MOOCs). I hope these eLearning pioneers will inspire many of you to consider using new technologies to enhance teaching and learning at your institutions.

We would like to hear how your campus is using technological innovations to advance education. Please use the comment feature at the bottom of each blog post to continue the conversation with other ADEA CCI Liaisons.


Upcoming Events

2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
March 15–18, 2014
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education Summer 2014 Liaisons Meeting
June 9–12, 2014
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, PA


List of Open Courseware Resources
Presentations from the ADEA CCI Summer 2013 Meetings
Presentations from the ADEA CCI Summer 2012 Meetings
Presentations from the ADEA CCI Summer 2011 Meetings
Presentations from the ADEA CCI Summer 2010 Meetings
ADEA CCI white papers in theJDE
Educational sessions from past ADEA Annual Sessions (2010-2013)
ADEA CCI Resources for Curricular Change and Innovation

Profiled Campuses and Related Sites
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
vpSim Case Library
NIH Pain Consortium
Video from Centers of Excellence in Pain Education: University of Pittsburgh
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
MOOC on Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)


2013 ADEA Fall Meetings
Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to presentations.

2014 ADEA TechExpo: Abstracts of Presentations
J Dent Educ. 2014;78 322-325

Arevalo CR, Bayne SC, Beeley JA, et al. Framework for e-learning assessment in dental education: a global model for the future. J Dent Educ. 2013;77:564-575.

Cook DA, Triola MM. Virtual patients: a critical literature review and proposed nextsteps. Med Educ. 2009;43(4):303-11.

Cook DA, Erwin PJ, Triola MM. Computerized virtual patients in health professions education: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Med. 2010;85(10):1589-602.

Botezatu M, Hult H, Tessma MK, Fors U. Virtual patient simulation: knowledge gain or knowledge loss? Medical Teacher. 2010;32:562-568.

Zary N, Johnson G, Boberg J, Fors U. Development, implementation and pilot evaluation of a web-based virtual patient case simulation environment – Web-SP. BMC Medical Education. 2006;6(10).

Saleh N. The value of virtual patients in medical education. Annals of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education. 2010;16(2):29-31.

Rystedt H, Reit C, Johansson E, Lindwall O. Seeing through the dentist’s eyes: video-based clinical demonstrations in preclinical dental training. J Dent Educ. 2013;77:1629-1638.

El Tantawi MMA, El Kashlan MK, Saeed YM. Assessment of the efficacy of second life, a virtual learning environment, in dental education. J Dent Educ. 2013;77:1639-1652.

Gadbury-Amyot CC, Purk JH, Williams BJ, Van Ness CJ. Using Tablet Technology and Instructional Videos to Enhance Preclinical Dental Laboratory Learning. J Dent Educ. 2014;78:250-258

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