Open data as OERs offer new opportunities for innovation in medical education which merit further exploration and research. Specific areas of potential include topics such as public health, global health, prescribing and patient safety, health inequalities. There is also potential to integrate open patient data into simulation to support authentic learning.
There is no doubt that Medical Education, albeit slowly, is starting to conceptualise innovative ways to make use of open data. The literature documenting case studies is still scarce, therefore medical educationalists currently need to rely on their own creativity and pedagogic expertise to design educational interventions based on open data.
If this interests you, please read this Blog post.
This was written by Natalie and myself for the Open Education Working Group Blog, and it is a call for Medical Education practitioners that are experimenting in this largely unexplored area to share their experiences and good practice. We look forward to discussing and sharing ideas :)