JMIR Medical Education
Technology, innovation and openess in medical education in the information age
JMIR Medical Education (JME) is a new peer-reviewed journal with focus on technology, innovation and openess in medical education. Another focus is on how to train health professionals in the use of digital tools. We publish original research, reviews, viewpoint and policy papers on innovation and technology in medical education. As an open access journal we have a special interest in open and free tools and digitial learning objects for medical education, and urge authors to make their tools and learning objects freely available (we may also publish them as Multimedia Appendix). We also invite submissions of non-conventional articles (e.g. open medical education material and software resources that are not yet evaluated but free for others to use/implement).
In our "Students' Corner", we invite students and trainees in the health professions to submit short essays and viewpoints on all aspects of medical education, but in particular suggestions on how to improve medical education, and suggestions for new technologies, applications and approaches (no article processing fees).
A sister journal of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), a leading eHealth journal (Impact Factor 2015: 4.532), the scope of JME is broader and includes non-Internet approaches to improve education, training and assessment for medical professionals and allied health professions.
Articles published in JME will be submitted to PubMed and Pubmed Central. JME is open access.
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Tips for PowerPoint based interactive lectures grounded on educational theories
Date Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
Open Peer Review Period: Nov 1, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016
PowerPoint, a strong tool for presentation, has been very commonly criticized for its shortcomings. Sentences like ‘death by PowerPoint’ almost always do the rounds whenever PowerPoint is discusse...
PowerPoint, a strong tool for presentation, has been very commonly criticized for its shortcomings. Sentences like ‘death by PowerPoint’ almost always do the rounds whenever PowerPoint is discussed as a teaching tool. Nonetheless, PowerPoint continues to be used as a major teaching tool in lecture classes. This paper aims to address and thus abolish majority of shortcomings in 10 tips grounded in learning theories. The paper attempts to revive the art and importance of creating line diagrams and simplifying graphs, which we have conveniently shoved away with coming of PowerPoint. It also highlights well known but under or mis-utilised features of bulleted text and grids and their importance in higher order learning. However, reader should keep in mind, like any teaching tool to be effectively utilized, substantial effort, at least initially, is required on teachers’ part to implement the tips.