EducationalInformatics.org(tm) : A laboratory for the study of educational informatics

EducationalInformatics.org is a laboratory for the study of educational informatics

Laboratory Goal
To improve patients' care, outcomes and lives;
By changing physician's knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors;
Through the creation and evaluation of tools, techniques, and procedures that shift learning from the classroom and lecture hall to the point-of-care.

Laboratory Description
Educational informatics is the application of computers to education.

We wish to gain a deeper understanding of learning and to develop new computational tools to think with - that is new computational tools that help people learn new things in new ways.

Since 1989 we have pioneered the development in medicine of digital textbooks, digital libraries, institutional repositories and communities of practice. Our work spans the pre-Web, browseable Web, searchable Web, and social Web. We are internationally recognized as experts in the design, creation, curation, operation and evaluation of digital libraries and communities of practice.

Our current research is focused on empowering physicians through learning tools that enhance learning at the point-of-care and documenting and preserving this learning to create a personalized learning environment / knowledge management / e-memory system for every physician. This research is deeply interwoven within the fabric of the new discipline of Web Science.

Laboratory Results
Through these tools, we have practiced a form of intellectual philanthropy.

The Internet serves an amplifier for us in that it allows the efforts of a few to have a global impact.

Our learning tools currently help over 2 million learners each year.

For the subjects of general pediatrics, pediatric education, pediatric radiology and radiology education as well as anatomy atlas, medical student education and naval medicine - our digital libraries have the highest impact factors on the Internet and are therefore amongst the top 10 authoritative Web sites on these subjects.

Our work has been funded by a broad spectrum of organizations including the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Library of Medicine, Radiological Society of North America, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Apple Computer, and ourselves.

Laboratory Principals

Learning tools we have created, organized chronologically Learning tools we have created, organized by funding agency Learning tools mirrored around the world Awards we have won
EducationalInformatics.org is curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. [Google+ Profile] and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. [Google+ Profile]

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"EducationalInformatics.org," the EducationalInformatics.org logo, and "A laboratory for the study of educational informatics" are all Trademarks of Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

EducationalInformatics.org is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

Last Revised: January 14, 2014
URL: http://www.educationalinformatics.org/