I’m currently leading the pedagogical design of an International Guideline Credentialing & Certification Program for McMaster’s GRADE center. Once complete, I will transition to the development of the course shells and media elements.
Abstract: Anatomy education has been revolutionized through digital media, resulting in major advances in realism, portability, scalability, and user satisfaction. However, while such approaches may well be more portable, realistic, or satisfying than traditional photographic presentations, it is less clear that they have any superiority in terms of student learning. In this study, it was hypothesized that virtual and mixed reality presentations of pelvic anatomy will have an advantage over two‐dimensional (2D) presentations and perform approximately equal to physical models and that this advantage over 2D presentations will be reduced when stereopsis is decreased by covering the non‐dominant eye. Groups of 20 undergraduate students learned pelvic anatomy under seven conditions: physical model with and without stereo vision, mixed reality with and without stereo vision, virtual reality with and without stereo vision, and key views on a computer monitor. All were tested with a cadaveric pelvis and a 15‐item, short‐answer recognition test. Compared to the key views, the physical model had a 70% increase in accuracy in structure identification; the virtual reality a 25% increase, and the mixed reality a non‐significant 2.5% change. Blocking stereopsis reduced performance on the physical model by 15%, on virtual reality by 60%, but by only 2.5% on the mixed reality technology. The data show that virtual and mixed reality technologies tested are inferior to physical models and that true stereopsis is critical in learning anatomy.
In September of 2019 I was hired to re-develop a WordPress course for the Mohawk College Continuing Education program.
Acted as a consultant on the development of a ‘Do Live Well’ workshops for Sung Ha Kim in her pursuit of a PhD. The workshops will serve as the basis for a study.
In addition, I’m providing technical expertise and training on the use of WordPress. The platform is being modified to be used as a basic learning management system in order to carry out the online portion of the study.
Based on: http://dolivewell.ca
Delivered a workshop for McMaster’s ‘Program of Faculty Development’. The focus was integrating Google’s education tools into a classroom.