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Read New RISE Article on Engaging Learners with a Virtual Platform

The ACS has posted a new article on the Resources in Surgical Education (RISE) web page: “Learner Engagement when Utilizing the Virtual Platform for Education,” by Katharine E. Caldwell, MD, MSCI; Kevin Y. Pei, MD, MHSEd, FACS, and Karen J. Dickinson MBBS, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCS.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators believed that the transition to virtual learning would be temporary, with post-pandemic return to full in-person education. However, with each additional variant and wave, demand persists for educational modalities that allow for asynchronous and remote options. This article is intended for surgical educators to learn how to engage learners when using these various platforms.

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Identify the challenges with virtual education that learners and surgical educators are facing
  • Describe important differences between learner engagement in virtual and in-person educational sessions.
  • Describe possible strategies for improving learner engagement in virtual spaces and the benefits of structured evaluation of learner engagement.

RISE articles are peer-reviewed and address important topics in surgical education and training. Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS, and Maura Sullivan, MSN, PhD, are Co-Editors-in-Chief of RISE.

Do you have an idea for an article that you would like to feature on the RISE website? Submit your idea today by clicking on the Submit Your Article, Idea, Or Topic link.

For additional information, contact Krashina Hudson, MS, at khudson@facs.org or at 312-202-5335.