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Entrada Poster Presentation at CCME

April 19, 2010
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The Entrada team will be presenting a poster at this years Canadian Conference on Medical Education in St. John’s, Newfoundland titled “Entrada: Integrating Social Networking Within a Learning Management System Designed for Professional Education”. We will be doing a brief presentation on May 2nd between 2:00PM and 3:30PM, and there will be a dedicated poster session from 3:45PM until 4:45PM on May 3rd. We hope to see you there.

The official abstract is as follows:

Virtually all medical schools utilize some form of learning management system to deliver schedules and curricular content to their students, but these systems are often in private instances that do not facilitate the collaborative, humanities or leadership aspects of medical education. Over the past five years Queen’s University, Medical Education Technology Unit in collaboration with University of Calgary, Office of Undergraduate Medical Education has developed a novel and customizable integrated teaching and learning system called Entrada. In addition to curriculum and schedule management, Entrada incorporates social networking features that allow users to create and direct interactive communities for a wide range of activities, including over 200 such groups on interprofessional discussion, small group cases, student governance, and online learning modules across the two schools. Recently launched in the Schools of Rehabilitation Therapy and Nursing at Queen’s, Entrada can also be used to facilitate Interprofessional Education (IPE) by creating both communal and distinct virtual learning spaces for students enrolled in different programs. Newly released and upcoming features permit students and faculty to author and share quizzes, online cases, virtual patients, and aggregate library resources to support learning. Additionally, through the collaborative nature of the project, Entrada has created a culture of leadership in conceptualizing and realizing eLearning projects among IT groups. With the open source release, Entrada exemplifies leadership through sharing code with a global audience for the improvement of medical education through strong collaborative development.

For further information or clarification regarding information contained in this release announcement, please contact:

Matt Simpson
Senior Web Developer
Medical Education Technology Unit
School of Medicine, Queen’s University

Telephone: +1 613-533-6000 x78146