Medical Education Grand Round: From Content to Connectivity: Educating Virtually for Success


Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Via Zoom


Bharat N. Anand

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University
Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Harvard 
Business School 


Overview: Education is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. What does the future hold for teaching and learning, and what are the lessons that we can learn from changes in other "content industries" over the past 25 years?

Reflecting on his recent experience in helping lead Harvard University's pivot to digital learning during the pandemic, Harvard Business School Professor and Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Bharat Anand, will engage our community in this Academy Medical Education Grand Rounds to consider these questions, and their implications for medical education in our digital environment. Professor Anand will share insights from his celebrated book, The Content Trap, and their applications for virtual teaching and learning. His core thesis is that success will come not only from exchanging content but developing connectivity.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Characterize the digital transformation in business and education;
  2. Describe the "content trap" and the new possibilities arising from virtual teaching and learning using content and connectivity;
  3. Probe medical education as a venue for creating, displaying, and sharing digital content most effectively through relational learning online;
  4. Identify potential opportunities for instructors and educational leadership that align with current digital transformations.

Accreditation Statement
Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity