Learning Technologies in L-Section

We conduct research driven initiatives and projects, which advance the contribution of emerging technologies, in order to benefit healthcare education and the health of our society. Our ambitions and motivations vary, but at our core we care about improving both health and learning.

People

Administration and Finance

Project coordinator

Ronny Sejersen

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 864 93
Organizational unit: Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET)
E-mail: Ronny.Sejersen@ki.se

Project Coordinator & Communications / Activities

Project coordinator

Anneliese Lilienthal

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 56
Organizational unit: Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET)
E-mail: anneliese.lilienthal@ki.se

PhD Candidates

Arash Hadadgar Javad Jafari Luke Woodham

Research Managers, Administrators & Assistants

Jayne Alfredsson Ann-Charlotte Handstedt Anneliese Lilienthal
Sokratis Nifakos Natalia Stathakarou Christos Vaitsis

Doctoral Research Projects

Using Virtual Patients for improving rational antibiotic therapy in continuing medical education

Arash Hadadgar, MD

Aim: Measuring general practitioners intention to use electronic continuing medical education and designing virtual patients to increase their awareness about antibiotic resistance and improve their skills in antibiotic therapy.
AMEE conference presentations/abstracts:

Using Virtual Patients for Training against Medical Error

Luke Woodham, MSc

Aim: To establish how branching Virtual Patients can be used to help undergraduate medical students understand and manage the triggers and causes of medical errors in practice.

Designing web-education for self-care management of diabetes

Javad Jafari, MD

Aim: The overall objective of this doctoral study is to design patient web-education for self-care management of diabetes in an Iranian patient-sample.

International Collaborations

MEDCIN | Medical Curriculum Innovations 

The need for standardized curriculum particularly in medical education is indispensable. Today a comprehensive platform that would cover all necessary instruments for easy in-depth curriculum management is still missing. For any platform to achieve these goals, it is essential that data standards are used to enable the systems to communicate across organizations and implementations.

The project has the following outcomes:

  1. To standardize medical curriculum management system (OPTIMED platform)
  2. To propose innovative methodological background to evaluate and map medical curricula
  3. To build an original model to compare medical curricula
  4. To foster increased awareness of existing educational standards produced by MedBiquitous
  5. To provide an exemplar implementation for dissemination of best practice

Learn more at: http://www.medcin-project.eu

Partners include:

Project initiated November 2015. 

Project update, 19 December 2016

We recently released within MEDCIN project a first prototype of a web-based tool for advanced representation and analysis of a curriculum (e.g. medical, nursing, dentistry etc.) providing three main functionalities; 

(1) Importing an entire or parts of a curriculum, 
(2) Automatically create and present descriptive and modular overviews for the imported curriculum including visualizations, searching/filtering functions with mobile/tablet responsive views and
(3) Perform comparisons between 2 or more imported curricula.

In this phase, functionalities 1 & 2 are implemented and finalized while aiming to finalize the comparison functionality and enrich the tool with even more such as presenting the information in tree charts or other graphs, extract keywords that describe its different components and other, at the end of the project.

More information on the product and tool is available here.

For further information contact:

 

Project coordinator

Christos Vaitsis

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 864 08
Organizational unit: Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET)
E-mail: christos.vaitsis@ki.se

  TAME | Training Against Medical Errors 

This is an Erasmus + projet for Capacity Building in the field of Higher education. The main goal of the project is a modernization of the existing curriculum of medical schools in partner countries and to additionally implement active methods of pedagogics in a secure environment.  This will include the implementation of virtual patients designed for the training of students against making medical errors and prevention of future medical errors in practice.

Learn more at: www.tame-project.org

Partners of the program:

  1. St George’s, University of London (SGUL) - http://sgul.ac.uk
  2. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (KI) 
  3. Masaryk University (MU) - https://www.muni.cz/
  4. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) - https://www.auth.gr/en
  5. Zaporozhye State Medical University (ZSMU) - http://www.zsmu.edu.ua/lang_1.html
  6. Bukovinian State Medical University (BSMU) - http://www.bsmu.edu.ua/
  7. Astana Medical University(AMU) - http://www.amu.kz/
  8. University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) - http://www.ukm.my/
  9. University Sains Islam Malaysia, (USIM) - http://www.usim.edu.my/

Project initiated November 2015.  

For further information contact:

 

Research assistant

Natalia Stathakarou

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 852 98
Organizational unit: Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET)
E-mail: natalia.stathakarou@ki.se

WAVES | Widening Access to Virtual Educational Scenarios

The WAVES project combines skill sets of both academic and enterprise partners to make Scenario-based learning (SBL) more accessible for a wide range of professions.  SBL techniques are widely recognised as a key tool in the educational toolkit, for safe training in competency and decision-making.

Learn more at: http://www.wavesnetwork.eu or follow on Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter

Partners include:

Project initiated January 2016. 

For further information contact:

 

Research assistant

Natalia Stathakarou

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 852 98
Organizational unit: Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET)
E-mail: natalia.stathakarou@ki.se

Publications

A list of our publications can be found here.

Conctact

Project coordinator

Ronny Sejersen

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 864 93
Organizational unit: Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET)
E-mail: Ronny.Sejersen@ki.se

Visiting Address

LIME - Learning Technologies
Widerströmska huset, Karolinska Institutet
Tomtebodavägen 18A (floor 3)
Stockholm, Sweden