University of South Alabama

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES

MISSION STATEMENT

The Department of Educational Technologies and Services coordinates quality improvement of education by providing support and development to College of Medicine faculty and students. Educational support includes designing and developing instructional materials and methodologies, keeping up to date with innovative technological advancements, and developing assessment strategies. Educational support is provided for all College of Medicine educational departments (i.e. Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Graduate and Residency Programs).
Medical Illustration          Multimedia         Instructional Design
 

MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION

Just as in the field of Medicine, Medical Illustration is rapidly changing. The need for accurate effective communication continues to expand.  Medical Illustration can transform complex information into visual images that have greater potential for communication.

At Educational Technologies and Services we create visual material to help record and disseminate medical, biological, technical, and related knowledge. Medical Illustrations using both traditional and digital techniques can appear in medical textbooks, medical advertisements, professional journals, instructional videos and films, animations, web-based media, computer-assisted learning programs, exhibits, and lecture presentations. In addition to traditional by-hand methods, computer-generated digital images, vector and raster, for print or on-line viewing are available. We can create or improve presentations, or create illustrations specifically for them. We can create posters and other exhibition materials. We can create illustrations specifically for web use.

It is important from the beginning of a project to have as much information as possible.  For instance, in what way will the illustration be used?  Print, presentation, and website illustrations all require very different resolution and formatting.

Contact: ltouart@southalabama.edu or call (251) 460-6317
 
 

Medical Illustration          Multimedia         Instructional Design 

MULTIMEDIA

Definition: Integration of animation, audio, graphics, text, still images, and full motion video through computer hardware and software for education, training, or entertainment.
 
Video/Audio Production prepares audio and visual multimedia in the support of Medical Education. This includes recording, editing, and transcoding multimedia for DVD distribution, and for uploading to the web.
 
Classroom Support is responsible for the daily operational checks of presentation hardware and software used in the College of Medicine’s classrooms. From the initial setup and distribution of equipment to the breakdown, the Multimedia Department is on site to provide technical support for our medical students, residents, and attendees. We are here to support Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education for the College of Medicine.
 
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Click HERE for information on individual rooms and available equipment.
 
Locations:
College of Medicine MSB Room 1164
USA Medical Center Mastin Building Room 201 
 

 Medical Illustration          Multimedia         Instructional Design
 

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Instructional Design (also called Instructional Systems Design (ISD)) is the practice of creating instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing.  The process consists broadly of determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating some intervention to assist in the transition.
 
Ideally the process is informed by pedagogically (process of teaching) and andragogically (adult learning) tested theories of learning and may take place in student-only, teacher-led or community-based settings. The outcome of this instruction may be directly observable and scientifically measured or completely hidden and assumed. There are many instructional design models but many are based on the ADDIE model with the five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
 
As a field, instructional design is historically and traditionally rooted in cognitive and behavioral psychology, though recently Constructivism (learning theory) has influenced thinking in the field.
----Wikipedia
 
  Medical Illustration          Multimedia         Instructional Design 
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