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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2021; 18: 13.
Published online June 29, 2021.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3352/jeehp.2021.18.13
Innovative digital tools for new trends in teaching and assessment methods in medical and dental education
Jung-Chul Park1,2  , Hyuk-Jae Edward Kwon2  , Chul Woon Chung3 
1Department of Periodontology, Dankook University College of Dentistry, Cheonan, Korea
2Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, NY, USA
3Department of General Surgery, International St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic Kwandong University, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence  Chul Woon Chung ,Email: wehrwolf@naver.com
Editor:  Sun Huh, Hallym University, Korea
Submitted: June 3, 2021  Accepted after revision: June 29, 2021
Abstract
With the goal of providing optimal care to patients, student-centered active learning and the development of clinical competency have become vital components of the education of future physicians capable of sustainably coping with future challenges. However, the shape of future medicine is dramatically changing based on advances in information and communication technology, and the current classroom model seems to have difficulties in fully preparing students for the future of medicine. New trends in teaching and assessment methods include computer-aided instruction, virtual patients, augmented reality, human patient simulations, and virtual reality for the assessment of students' competency. The digital technologies introduced in medical and dental education include Google Forms to collect students’ answers, YouTube livestreaming, Google Art & Culture (an online art museum), and choose-your-own-adventure as a story-telling technique. Innovations in digital technology will lead the way toward a revolution in medical and dental education, allowing learning to be individualized, interactive, and efficient.
Keywords: Augmented reality; Computer-assisted instruction; Digital technology; Patient simulation; Virtual reality
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