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ESCEL Masterclass

The ESME courses and masterclasses offered and accredited by AMEE, are aimed at practising teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions, both basic scientists and clinicians. They are aimed at those new to teaching and at teachers with some experience who would like a greater understanding of the basic principles and an update on current best practice. The courses recognise that, with appropriate help, all, even those with considerable experience, can improve their skills in teaching.


Purpose: Whether using a desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device, effective computer-assisted learning requires a skilful alignment of learner and program needs, learning context, instructional design, assessment, and technology. The ESCEL MasterClass will prepare participants to develop, deliver, and evaluate computer-enhanced learning activities using sound educational principles and a range of creative technologies. This highly-interactive masterclass will employ a series of short presentations, problem-focused small group activities, and group discussion. Extensive computer experience is NOT required. Note that hands-on training in specific development tools is beyond the scope of this masterclass.

Content: At the conclusion of the masterclass, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline the steps involved in planning and developing a computer-enhanced course or course component
  2. Describe evidence-based principles of effective learning as they relate to computer-enhanced learning
  3. Select among and integrate various instructional approaches (including both computer-based and non-computer methods) to develop effective learning experiences
  4. Evaluate computer-enhanced learning activities and resources
  5. Work effectively in an educational environment made complex by the expanding range of available technologies.

Facilitators: David Cook (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA), Rachel Ellaway (University of Calgary, Canada)


  • Sunday 25 August - 0830-1630

Lunch: Provided

Venue:  Austria Center Vienna

Cost: Euros €285  (includes tea/coffee and lunch)

Cancellations:  Requests to cancel should be emailed to Worldspan ([email protected]).  AMEE will make every effort to resell your place on a course but cannot guarantee a refund will be possible.  No refunds will be given for non-attendance at courses

How to register:  Wherever possible courses should be reserved and paid at the time of registration. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

It is not possible to register for the AMEE-ESCEL Masterclass only.  Course participants must register for AMEE 2019 and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.


If you have any questions regarding the AMEE-ESCEL Masterclass, please contact the ESME Course Administrator ([email protected]).  Registration enquiries should be directed to Worldspan ([email protected])

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