Educational technology use among US colleges and schools of pharmacy

Michael S. Monaghan, Jeff J. Cain, Patrick M. Malone, Tracy A. Chapman, Ryan W. Walters, David C. Thompson, Steven T. Riedl

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Objective. To develop a searchable database of educational technologies used at schools and colleges of pharmacy. Methods. A cross-sectional survey design was used to determine what educational technologies were being used and to identify an individual at each institution who could serve as an information resource for peer-to-peer questions. Results. Eighty-nine survey instruments were returned for a response rate of 75.4%. The resulting data illustrated the almost ubiquitous presence of educational technology. The most frequently used technology was course management systems and the least frequently used technology was microblogging. Conclusions. Educational technology use is trending toward fee-based products for enterprise-level applications and free, open-source products for collaboration and presentation. Educational technology is allowing educators to restructure classroom time for something other than simple transmission of factual information and to adopt an evidence-based approach to instructional innovation and reform.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2011


  • Educational technology
  • Instructional technology
  • Online learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy


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