The Our Design Curriculum Builder Performance Support System

June 5, 2017 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

Julie Bridges, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Don Robison, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Phil Copley, Eastern Virginia Medical School 

The curriculum builder tool supports faculty step-by-step during the process of crafting the condition, performance and criterion for each objective, then allows the faculty member to align the objective with assessments (such as Step 1), competencies, sessions and taxonomies, Bloom’s and RIME. Faculty have traditionally struggled with creating and aligning objectives with assessments after workshops. A performance support tool extends the benefit of workshop knowledge. An emphasis on competency based, criterion referenced assessments in UME curriculum was the genesis of the curriculum builder in the new curriculum. The curriculum builder tool also supports faculty while creating cases for virtual patients that align with curriculum by providing a single place for curriculum objectives for online viewing.  A team of instructional designers, basic scientists, and physicians are designing and developing virtual family cases for use in all four years of the curriculum. The curriculum builder tool is a place where the team of case creators can view objectives, record the educational session as a virtual patient encounter, and document the use of thread objectives such as cost conscious care, or interprofessional education.  During the creation of the cases, a natural tension between basic science information and clinical practice emerged and the reports from the curriculum tool helped resolve this issue and solidify the curriculum. The pilot version, made in Microsoft Access, was used to upload curriculum information to the curriculum inventory reports (CIR) system.   

 

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