ALM Program: Ten Years of Educational Technology Interventions at the Faculty of Medicine at the Oldest National University in Perú
Maritza Placencia Medina, Javier Silva Valencia, Víctor Mechan Mendez, Rosa Pando Álvarez, Margot R. Quintana Salinas, Jorge R. Carreño Escobedo, Elías J. Carrasco Escobedo, Carlos A. Saavedra Castillo, Yanelli K. Ascacivar Placencia
Due to its benefits to promote student participation, develop skills, and strengthen the relationship with the teacher; Active learning methodologies (ALM) must be a priority in the university system. However, its optimal and massive use is still low.
Since 2008, a program was initiated to facilitate the correct implementation of ALM in the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM). In this paper, we explain holistically the interventions and results of multiple projects: Innovations in Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Significant achievements were made among students and empowering teachers in the use of computer databases and design of competency-based evaluation matrix. A virtual simulation laboratory was created, fostering a transdisciplinary exchange that strengthened the academic activity. We show the methodologies used and student perception in subjects such as Pharmacology, one of the most difficult in the medical career and which served as an intervention model.