In this short Veratisium video it is argued that no technology is superior to another for education. Despite repeated claims, no technology has revolutionised education.
Is this because what limits education is what happens in the learner’s mind?
Gradually we are finding out more about how to make technology-assisted learning work more effectively (such as avoiding the split attention effect and other principles of multimedia learning). Yet some things ring true – the effective teacher, as always, is not the font of all knowledge, but the facilitator of experiences that lead to individual discovery, usually within a social context. Which begs the question, where does social media and FOAM fit into this?
After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.
He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE. He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.
His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.
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