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Handbook of Design in Educational Technology by Niall Winters, Joshua Underwood, Barbara L Grabowski, Peter Goodyear, Sadhana Puntambekar, Rosemary Luckin

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26 An Introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning Design in Postgraduate Medical Education

Niall Winters

1. Introduction

Postgraduate medical education in the UK has undergone significant change in recent years. Primarily, this is because of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) which means that a trainee’s working week is an average maximum of 48 hours, resulting in a time constraint on training which could result in a discontinuity of a trainee’s experience due to increasingly distributed rotation rotas. As part of an overall approach to the continuous review and improvement of medical training in light of the EWTD, the role that new and emerging technologies can play has received renewed interest. Indeed, the ‘application of learning ...

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