Learning and Technology

The Learning and Technology block introduces participants to theories of, and research on, learning, curriculum, and instruction and technology in medical education. It connects the theories and research to learning and technology practices in the academic medical and healthcare contexts.  In addition, participants will develop a deeper understanding of common educational challenges such as learner assessment, curricular development, and instructional design.

In addition to exposure to the concepts above, participants will spend time specifically examining the impact of technology on learning environments, emerging technologies that support classroom and informal learning, the theories behind simulation, and how these technologies may be applied in medical education. In addition, national experts will share their perspectives on emerging technologies and the future implications of these technologies for education in medicine and clinical environments.  During this block, participants will be asked to develop a proposal for the implementation of a specific form of educational technology in their workplace. The proposal should examine all aspects of this learning intervention and how it would benefit the intended audience.  


The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is one of three Ivy League graduate schools of education and is a national leader in education research and the preparation of skilled education professionals. Its alumni include pathfinding teachers, heads of school boards, leading advocates for public education, scholars, school counselors, champions of corporate/organizational learning, and heads of government agencies. Read More

Perelman School of Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Read More

Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children's lives. Over 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community, reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care. Read More