Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs & Divisions
The Institute for Innovations in Medical Education at NYU Langone is home to several divisions and programs: the Division of Educational Informatics, the Division of Education Quality, the Division of Education Analytics, Education Information Technology, the Program for Digital Learning, and the Educator Community.
Division of Educational Informatics
For more than 20 years, the Division of Educational Informatics has served as a laboratory for informatics innovation at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The division has established a national reputation and has played a key role in shaping the direction of educational technology in health professions education. It has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems Program, the National Science Foundation Advanced Learning Technologies Program, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Division of Education Quality
The Division of Education Quality focuses on the integrated and longitudinal evaluation of curriculum that captures innovation and outcomes across the continuum of undergraduate and graduate medical education.
The division has three main aims:
- quality: establish continuous quality improvement processes to ensure that educational efforts are leading to intended learning outcomes
- effectiveness: turn evaluation data into insight by producing evaluations that facilitate understanding and action
- efficiency: refine evaluation systems and workflows to create efficient, streamlined, and consistent processes, in order to make the best use of available resources while minimizing burden and disruption
Division of Education Analytics
In July 2019, the Division of Education Analytics was formed to harness the power of advanced analytics and cognitive computing to revolutionize teaching and learning. The division is charged with leading the transformation to a data-driven culture by delivering high-quality longitudinal education data and advanced analytical tools to drive decisions and insight across the education continuum. We serve as a national model for excellence and are able to expand our portfolio of data-driven projects at the local and national levels in pursuit of innovation, research, and scholarship.
The division has three main areas:
- infrastructure development around NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s education data
- data visualization and dashboards
- self-service business intelligence
- advanced statistical computing
- integration of clinical and education data
- data governance
Education Information Technology
Education Information Technology is dedicated to the development, implementation, and optimization of educational tools and technologies for teaching, learning, and operations across the educational mission. Our goals are are to support learners, educators, and staff with applications and technology initiatives for collection of data, distribution of educational content, and facilitation of educational processes.
Program for Digital Learning
The Program for Digital Learning is dedicated to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of digital learning resources for medical education. Our program drives enhancements to the education digital experience and supports continuous quality improvement in the delivery of educational content. We also provide templates that guide both learners and educators as they navigate the rich set of educational opportunities at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
By collaborating with faculty, the program has developed more than 200 online learning modules and 40 multitouch, interactive ebooks for undergraduate and graduate medical education.
Our expertise includes instructional design, digital publishing, online learning, usability and user experience, and outcomes analysis and research.
In 2016, the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education launched NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Educator Community to inspire and support faculty who lead and advance the medical school’s educational mission. The goals of the Educator Community are to foster and recognize excellence in teaching and learning; build community and connect the avenues by which we organize and communicate across departments and programs; strengthen mechanisms to support the career advancement of medical educators; and cultivate opportunities for educational innovation and scholarship.
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