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Podcasting in medical education: can we turn this toy into an effective learning tool?

A Commentary to this article was published on 17 March 2012

A Commentary to this article was published on 15 March 2012

Abstract

Advances in information technology have changed how we deliver medical education, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Technologies that were designed for purposes other than education, such as podcasting, are now frequently used in medical education. In this article, the authors discuss the pros and cons of adapting existing technologies for medical education, caution against limiting evaluation of technologies to the level of rater satisfaction, and suggest a research agenda for formally evaluating the role of existing and future technologies in medical education.

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Zanussi, L., Paget, M., Tworek, J. et al. Podcasting in medical education: can we turn this toy into an effective learning tool?. Adv in Health Sci Educ 17, 597–600 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-011-9300-9

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Keywords

  • Podcasting
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Evaluation