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Technology vs Learning: Are We Winning Yet?

Technology is good for information and accessing everything at our fingertips. tech like simulation and virtual reality is cool.

And technology really hit its straps with social and collaborative learning.

But technology is a bad distraction, and multi-tasking impairs learning, our health can suffer. And good technology can be badly applied (e.g PowerPoint as a “crime against connection” in presentations).

Some technology is expensive without learning impact; and social media and the internet have dark sides.

Vic offers us some thoughts on navigating the good, bad and ugly and suggests some personal strategies for making the most of technology for learning.

And there is no PowerPoint.

Technology vs Learning: Are We Winning Yet?

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Victoria Brazil

Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator. 

She is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at the Gold Coast Health Service, and at Bond University medical program. Victoria’s main interests are in connecting education with patient care – through translational simulation for healthcare, and in developing high performing teams. She leads the Bond Translational Simulation Collaborative

Victoria is an enthusiast in the social media and #FOAMed world (@SocraticEM). She is co-producer of Simulcast and she hosts the Harvard Macy Institute podcast. She also serves as a faculty member with the Harvard Macy Institute.

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