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Masterclass on Making a MedEd MOOC: The good, the bad, and the ugly
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Masterclass on Making a MedEd MOOC: The good, the bad, and the ugly
MD, MS, Executive Director, Medicine X
PhD, MPH, Professor of English, Rice University
Director of Digital Literacy, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical education is poised for some big changes in the 21st century. As digital technologies transform the field of healthcare, doctors and other healthcare professionals need new kinds of training to... Read more

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Medical education is poised for some big changes in the 21st century. As digital technologies transform the field of healthcare, doctors and other healthcare professionals need new kinds of training to keep up. Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer a huge opportunity to bring unique content from your medical school to the rest of the world, potentially reaching hundreds or thousands of learners who could benefit from your expertise. But creating a MOOC takes a big team, a lot of time, and substantial resources. Join Kirsten Ostherr, Bryan Vartabedian, and Larry Chu as they discuss their experiences creating and running MOOCs for medical education.

Larry Chu is a practicing anesthesiologist who runs the Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab at Stanford University. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

He is the Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, a conference that aims to explore how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. When not organizing conferences, Dr. Chu studies how information technologies can be used to improve medical education and collaborates with researchers in simulation and computer science at Stanford to study how cognitive aids can improve health care outcomes. Dr. Chu also has an NIH-funded clinical research laboratory where he studies opioid analgesic tolerance and physical dependence.

Kirsten Ostherr is a media scholar & design thinker who specializes in health and medical visualizations: historical, present and future. She is a Professor of English at Rice University and, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, she has recently completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Her work is focused on bringing media theory and health communication into a more powerful and beneficial engagement. Dr. Ostherr is especially interested in using new media technologies to enhance patient-centered care. 

She is also the Director and co-founder of the Medical Futures Lab, a collaborative center dedicated to reimagining medicine at the intersection of humanity and technology. They’re busy inventing digital medical humanities, experimenting with collaborative participatory design projects, and training the next generation of digital doctors there.

Her most recent book, Medical Visions: Producing the Patient Through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2013. Medical Visions explores how audiovisual media – from x-rays to 16mm film to television and the Internet – have trained both physicians and patients to see and understand health and disease. The book covers the entire 20th century, and peeks into the 21st – it is historical and theoretical, and it is meant to provide a useful framework for current medical professionals, educators, communicators, start-ups, and students to learn from the past to make the future better.

Bryan Vartabedian teaches at Baylor College of Medicine where he is preparing students for health care in the 21st century.  He is co-founder of the Medical Futures Lab, a Rice University based collaborative exploring the ways that technology is changing the practice of medicine.  His thinking can be found at 33 Charts.

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