Educational Technique

  • Richard B. Gunderman


New educational technologies offer great promise in improving medical education. We should, however, temper our technological enthusiasm with a dose of realism, never forgetting that new technologies cannot outperform the educators who design and implement them. No matter how fancy the bells and whistles, a bad lecture will remain a bad lecture whether it is delivered live or electronically. Uninspired questions will never spark learner curiosity, no matter how dramatic the special effects used to enliven them on a computer screen. While doing our best to make the most of the opportunities new educational technologies afford us, we cannot afford to lose sight of the human side of education.


Educational Technology Educational Material Human Side Great Physician Educational Effectiveness 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard B. Gunderman
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  1. 1.Indiana UniversityIndianapolisUSA

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