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Effective Online Learning by Design – Preparing for Life Post-Pandemic
July 23, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

The pandemic has resulted in a disruption of medical education and professional training.  There has been an emergency response to replace existing approaches to medical education and provide educational content and training online.  Solutions have been implemented for speed and ease of adaptation.

Many are seeing increases in attendance at these educational events and are realizing the benefits to online learning. 

How do we position online learning post-pandemic for the future?

This session will focus on how online learning can be approached through effective instructional design to achieve high levels of outcomes using asynchronous, synchronous and blended methods of delivery.


Asha Maharaj, MBA
Director, Community and Continuing Education
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Branka Agic MD, PhD
Director, Knowledge Exchange
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,
Assistant Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health,
University of Toronto


Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP
Strategic Advisor, Center for Continuing Medical Education
Stanford Medicine

Suggested Reading

Reeves, S., Fletcher, S., McLoughlin, C., Yim, A., & Patel, K. D. (2017) Interprofessional online learning for primary healthcare: findings from a scoping review. BMJ Open, 7, e016872.

Kieran Walsh (2019) Strengthening primary care: the role of e-learning, Education for Primary Care, 30:5, 267-269, DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2019.1641751

Sun, A., & Chen, X. (2016). Online education and its effective practice: A research review. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 15, 157-190.

This session is free for all participants.

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