Learning theory and its application to the use of social media in medical education.

@article{Flynn2015LearningTA,
  title={Learning theory and its application to the use of social media in medical education.},
  author={Leslie Flynn and Alireza Jalali and Katherine A Moreau},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 1080},
  pages={
          556-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is rapidly increasing pressure to employ social media in medical education, but a review of the literature demonstrates that its value and role are uncertain. OBJECTIVE To determine if medical educators have a conceptual framework that informs their use of social media and whether this framework can be mapped to learning theory. METHODS Thirty-six participants engaged in an iterative, consensus building process that identified their conceptual framework and determined if it… CONTINUE READING
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