Column Editor: Vjeko Hlede, PhD, DVM, CHCP
This column aims to provide insight and practical information on the impact of e-learning on CME/CPD and the latest trends in technology available to enhance the online learning experience.
Technology-Enhanced CPD: Sailing Safely Through the COVID-19 Storm and Building a Better New Normal
By Vjekoslav Hlede, PhD, DVM, CHCP
This is a story of growth. CE News E-learning & Technology column posts are usually written as a delicate balance between the need to tackle complex socio-technical aspects of technology-enhanced CPD (TECPD) and the need to deliver a short, easy-to-read article that CE news readers expect. Therefore, one of the first posts I created for CE News got editors' feedback "this is a good article, but it looks like something that may work better in a journal such as JCEHP, rather than for CE news." I'm pleased to say that that article has been published in the latest JCEHP edition (May 2021).
It is published at the perfect time – just as SACME formed the Technology-enhanced CPD Committee.
Therefore, I invite you to:
- Check the article – it describes the context that shapes technology-enhanced CPD, and
- Review the SACME Technology-enhanced CPD Committee Charter and the Capacity building strategy. They present a set of structures and strategies we can use to deliver better TECPD.
- Provide feedback or apply to join our Committee here: https://forms.gle/ZebzUPerwJofqzuK7
Abstract: COVID-19 has shocked our CME/CPD world and the broader educational system. It has activated existing semi- dormant forces, creating a perfect storm of changes. While the crisis will hopefully be over soon, other forces are here to stay. This paper discusses (1) the interaction between the newly emboldened forces, (2) strategies we can use to navigate through the COVID storm safely, and (3) how we can utilize all available forces to create long-lasting positive change in CME/CPD.
Vjekoslav Hlede, Ph.D., is an LMS Manager with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Chicago.