Here are some stats we pulled together for Aug 16 - Sept 22, the first full month of LKSC operation. Think back to how busy Simulation & EdTech was simply supporting the events, much less debugging the systems.
number sessions in LKSC: 307
hours of sessions in LKSC: 1140
number videos captured: 108 videos
GB of video captured and processed: 16.7 GB
lecture slides posted: 123
faculty/staff/Tas trained: 145
# photos posted on flickr since opening: 218
The LKSC and David Gaba were featured in the September 27, 2010 issue of Inside Stanford Medicine. The LKSC article explains the types of spaces and activities supported in LKSC, such as the Virtual Hospital, video capture, and student lounge areas. The article on simulation-based learning gave David Gaba a chance to explain how simulation has grown since the 1960's and how the LKSC is the culmination of a lot of practice, evaluation, and planning.
See full-resolution print version here:
Online LKSC Article:
Online Simulation Article:
Here's the freshly-published public resource on Echocardiography created by Anne-Sophie Beraud, a fellow at Stanford Hospital. EdTech helped her encode all the video clips, set up the mediawiki and suggested structure, and created a corresponding CourseWork course for her quizzing. Next step is to share the resource broadly and get it listed on Medical Education resource sites.
Her project description details are below.
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Anne-Sophie Beraud"
Website: Trans-thoracic Echocardiography in ICU
The access to the website I created: "Transthoracic echocardiography in ICU" has just been unrestricted. This website is now free and available to everybody:
The goal of this website is to describe the basics of transthoracic echocardiography to intensivists and emergency physicians.
-the essential knowledge to start scanning: what are the main TTE views and how to obtain them, how to visualize the IVC
-the main indications of echocardiography in critically ill patients: assessment of left and right ventricular function, diagnostic of pleural and pericardic effusions, estimation of volume status, evaluation of significant valvular diseases, calculation of cardiac output...
-an echo library with many examples of diseases
-an online testing of knowledge, but still restricted to Stanford students
Thank you for your interest, please feel free to forward this information to everybody interested in point-of-care echocardiography and to give me any feedback.
The New York Times has an article titled "Practicing on Patients, Real and Otherwise". The article discusses simulation at Stanford and Dr. David Gaba, Associate Dean for Immersive & Simulation-based Learning, was interviewed.
The article highlights many of the kinds of learning that will happen in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.
Quick Reflections from Jenn
Sometimes things get moving so fast that one doesn't have time to look back and reflect. I have had some time to look back over the past quarter and, as always, I am amazed by everything that EdTech has accomplished this past quarter. We are always striving to improve our service and I think you guys are doing a fantastic job! You have also brainstormed some great ideas to keep our morale up, service levels at our same high standards, and still work to achieve the cost savings that are needed to ensure the school's financial viability. As always, when given a challenge - you guys rise to it. Thank you.
It is official we have a new organization structure in place for EdTech. The new org chart is below. The Classroom and Curricular Technology Group will bring all of our support team together and provide a more integrated support structure for our classrooms and online services. The Facilities and Scheduling Group will provide seamless support for our facilities and the new Educational Systems Group will prepare us to support the complex technology systems that will be in the LKSC.
New Video Format and Automated Linking
We switched to delivering H.264 Quicktime Video for the fall quarter. This is giving students a higher quality video that they can convert to watch on their iPhones. It is also the first step toward the video distribution model envisioned for the LKSC. The video linking process has been automated so that students can get to videos more quickly than before and we have fewer linking errors.
Phone Support Improved
We have streamlined our service menu on our main number and we now have our line answered by a person during our regular business hours. Instituting the "Red Phone" has improved our response time to immediate support calls.
Technology and Facilities Upgrades
Installed new high resolution projectors in M112 and M106
Munzer/Clark high quality video connectivity using HaiVision video streaming
CCSR small group rooms have new computers
Repaired the upholstery on the seats in all of the M classrooms
New tablet monitors installed in the M classrooms
A mobile polling system is now available for checkout to support using audience response more broadly
New cameras in the modulars
WebSP-DV (the Standardized Patient digital video system) underwent a major software upgrade
Move to CourseWork
The decision was finalized Fall quarter to move to CourseWork (http://coursework.stanford.edu). Faculty and course administrators are excited and supportive of the move. We are piloting a course this Quarter with the official roll-out beginning in Spring Quarter. We will have all of our courses moved over for the start of Fall 2009.
Exploring Virtual Microscopy
A team of EdTechiteers and faculty are exploring moving to using virtual microscopy in place of much of the microscope teaching. The goal is to keep the project cost neutral, provide students with a better learning experience and reduce the number of microscopes that we need to purchase, support, and service.
LKSC Planning and Projects
We continue to plan for the new building. Within the next couple of months many of the key technology decisions will be made....and we will move forward from there!
LKSC Scheduling Model
The scheduling group took on a huge project of developing a scheduling model for the new building that allowed us to make predictions about space use. The model has informed the conference center planning, decisions regarding the closure of existing spaces, and provided information about how the Simulation Center will be utilized.
PodCast Producer (PcP) Pilot
We got a PcP server up and running over the Fall Quarter. This was a huge undertaking and we have the only PodCast Producer server running on campus!. We had a very successful joint "proof of concept" pilot with Academic Computing where we supported the video capture, encoding, and publishing to iTunesU for a Fall Quarter course, Marketing Imagination: The Rhetoric of Creativity and Commerce, on main campus.
Media Flow Project
We have begun a major development project, Media Flow, to support video capture and distribution in the LKSC and school wide. This project will need to be done within our current resources. So, many of you will be focusing lots of time and attention on it for the next year. You will hear more in future updates!
Winter quarter is here in full force! This is always the craziest quarter for support needs. So remember we are all in it together:
*ask a colleague for help if you need it
*remain calm and polite
*if something goes wrong address the issue and then use the "incident management process" to debrief afterwords
*communicate, communicate, communicate
*keep your sense of humor!
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