M.D. Program

Educational Informatics

The Office of Educational Informatics (OEI) is responsible for educational technology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, including the management of Canvas, Einstein's learning management system that features automatic calendar / course content syncing to mobile devices. The OEI works with faculty and students to integrate technology into the curriculum to advance "active learning” as well as to implement new pedagogical approaches that enhance the linkage of formal knowledge with experiential knowledge. Our virtual learning environment is driven by faculty and student ideas.

From Canvas, students are able to access all lectures (live streaming or broadcast) using the Mediasite (Sonic Foundry) system. Other educational software administered by OEI include ExamSoft for electronic quizzes and exams, One45 for evaluations of courses and clerkships, patient logs, and curriculum management, and Poll Everywhere (audience response system). OEI is also responsible for managing the Education Center’s technology.

If the above links don't work, go to http://aecm.instructure.com to access Canvas using your assigned Montefiore credentials.


Paperless & e-Curriculum Computer Requirements 

In an effort to prepare students for medicine in the electronic age, the Office of Medical Education and the Office of Educational Informatics of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have prepared this primer on a paperless / e-curriculum and the use of computers in medical school.

The Office of Medical Education is joining the rest of the College's efforts in going green by replacing the traditional paper syllabi with electronic versions, available online. Among the benefits of having a paperless curriculum are:

  • Being environmentally conscious;
  • Entirely portable course learning management system;
  • Synching of course calendars with mobile devices to access course lectures, audio files, or participate in discussion boards;
  • Development of electronic folders and flash cards containing your personal notes;
  • Retrieve lectures to facilitate reviewing for course exams, Step 1 and Step 2 board exams;
  • Electronic note-taking in class prepares you for patient visits and working with EMR (electronic medical records).

To ease the transition to a paperless curriculum, we offer recommendations on how to take notes. Recognizing that students come to medical school having developed certain learning styles, a student focus group suggested that we provide information about the resources available to help you determine how best to adapt your learning style to the fast-paced nature of medical school.

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