IDTU facilitates strategies and development to support education and technological needs
We employ multiple interrelated strategies, collaborations, skill sets, and development techniques to achieve our mission of supporting the delivery of curriculum to maximize learning efficiencies and efficacy, and develop faculty expertise in use of technologies, as follows:
We employ multiple interrelated strategies to achieve our mission of supporting the delivery of curriculum to maximize learning efficiencies and efficacy, and develop faculty expertise in use of technologies, as follows:
Technologies, apps and tools are ubiquitous, with explosive growth in sectors of education and instruction. IDTU has embraced the best of these tools via extensive evaluation for evidence-based learning, a cost-benefit analysis, sustainability and potential for acceptance by faculty and students. We are open to adoption of well-designed tools which augment our systems or are effective standalone systems, withholding the need to reinvent the wheel when necessary.
Collaborations within and across the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
IDTU employs a highly collaborative, multipronged approach with the school’s Education Enterprise to enhance learning environments with innovative technologies, and support a variety of systems for hosting and delivering educational content.
Our Audience and Clientele: Undergraduate Medical Education students, Graduate Medical Education students, faculty, staff
IDTU works with the David Geffen School of Medicine faculty and staff engaged in using technologies in fulfilling their responsibilities towards objectives of undergraduate and graduate medical education. Our secondary audience is medical students and residents, who are largely users of our products, and for whom the pedagogical interventions are designed and implemented.
Expertise available in IDTU: We offer a staggering set of skills for instructional design, development and training for all levels of medical education, including diverse instructional contexts and settings. A summary of these skills and abilities includes:
Project Development Cycle
|Perform a needs analysis problem presented to IDTU||Dr. Relan, Wigan|
|Conduct audience analysis||Dr. Relan|
|Review literature to gather evidence||Dr. Relan|
|Discuss/prepare a design document||Dr. Relan|
|Optimize tools, technologies||Gu, Wigan|
|Assess staffing and deadlines||Gu, Wigan|
|Develop project under supervision||Gu, Payne, Rock, Noji, Fotino|
|Pilot project||Gu, Payne, Rock, Wigan|
|Revise project||Relan, Gu, Payne, Wigan, Rock|