A personal blog post by Dr. Jeff Taekman was recently featured on Online Duke, a university-wide initiative to advance educational excellence through online teaching and learning. Online Duke provides leadership and support to faculty and programs across the university to promote teaching innovation, strengthen Duke’s global partnerships and expand access to Duke’s knowledge in service to society. Dr. Taekman is the Assistant Dean for Educational Technology, the Director of the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC), a Neuroanesthesiologist in the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, and faculty in the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
In the January 1, 2016 blog post, titled “Screen-based Simulation to Add Interactivity to Coursera MOOC,” Dr. Taekman explores the rise in popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). He strongly believes that screen-based/games-based learning will have a prominent role in the future of healthcare education, training and assessment. In the HSPSC, the goal is to usher in a new chapter in the evolution of MOOCs, ultimately improving the overall retention and experience of MOOC participants.