Heart University: A new online education forum in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac care. The future of virtual learning in a post-pandemic world?
Cardiology in the Young, 2020
Justin T. Tretter, Jonathan Windram, Theresa Faulkner, Michelle Hudgens, Skaiste Sendzikaite, Nico A. Blom, Katarina Hanseus, Rohit S. Loomba, Colin J. McMahon, Bistra Zheleva, R. Krishna Kumar, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Erwin N. Oechslin, Gary D. Webb, Andrew N. Redington
Online learning has become an increasingly expected and popular component for education of the modern-day adult learner, including the medical provider. In light of recent coronavirus pandemic, there has never been more urgency to establish opportunities for supplemental online learning. Heart University aims to be the ‘go-to online resource’ for e-learning in congenital heart disease and pediatric acquired heart disease. It is a carefully-curated open access library of pedagogical material for all providers of care to children and adults with congenital heart disease or children with acquired heart disease, whether a trainee or a practicing provder. In this manuscript, we review the aims, development, current offerings and standing, and future goals of Heart University.