Point of Departure: Teaching and Learning with AI

Welcome to this transformative journey where we explore the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into medical education. This course is designed for forward-thinking medical educators at Morehouse School of Medicine who are ready to embrace AI as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning experiences.

Module 1: Introduction to AI and AI Experiences
This module serves as the foundation of our course, introducing participants to the world of AI and its applications in education. We will cover:

A.) Basic Training Video: Engage with an informative video that introduces ChatGPT, Co-Pilot, and other AI tools, setting the stage for their use in medical education.
B.) Prompt Generation and Activities: Learn the art of crafting effective prompts to elicit desired responses and outcomes from AI, followed by hands-on activities.
C.) Implicit Bias in AI and Mitigations: Discuss the challenges of implicit bias within AI systems and explore strategies to mitigate these biases.
D.) First-hand AI Experience and Initial Case Development: Dive into interactive sessions where participants will develop initial case studies using AI, complemented by practical activities.

Module 2: Cognitive Flexibility, Creativity, and the Approaches of Experts and Novices to AI
Discover the emerging roles of medical educators in an AI-integrated classroom:

A.) Cognitive Flexibility and AI: Understand how AI can assist in adapting teaching methods to cater to diverse learning needs.
B) Multiple-Stakeholder and Team Approach: Learn how AI can act as a valuable team member, enhancing collaboration in teaching and learning.
C.) AI and Current Teaching: Point of Departure: Identify the shifts required from traditional teaching methods to those incorporating AI.
D.) Expert-Novice: AI Play: Compare and contrast case development with and without AI, examining the benefits and considerations of each approach.

Module 3: Backward Design, Bloom Taxonomy, and Learning with AI
Explore the new tasks and responsibilities students must undertake in an AI-enhanced learning environment:

A.) AI and Backward Design: Investigate how to use Backward Design with AI
B.) AI and Bloom Taxonomy: How AI pushes us to re-evaluate Bloom Taxonomy
C) AI and Learning Activities: Design learning activities that effectively integrate AI tools to support student education.
D.) AI and Classroom Activities: Implement AI-driven activities in the classroom to enrich the learning experience.

Module 4: Faculty AI-Enhanced Experience Design Presentation
This module focuses on engaging faculty members in the process of integrating AI into their teaching practices, ensuring a cohesive and supportive learning environment for all.

By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively incorporate AI into their teaching strategies, fostering an innovative and inclusive educational atmosphere. Let's embark on this exciting journey together!

Thank you for joining the Digital Health Educator Initiative at Morehouse School of Medicine!

Target Audience

  • MSM Educators
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Course Director



Jinjie Zheng, Ph.D., MS, MA

Assistant Dean, Digital Technologies
Director of Office of Digital Learning at Morehouse School of Medicine

Course Facilitators



Rand J. Spiro, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University



Adrienne Bratcher, Ph.D.

Physiologist and Associate Professor of Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine

James Washington, Ph.D.

Project Director/Staff Scientist at Morehouse School of Medicine

Mr. Chad Evans

AI & Machine Learning Engineer at Morehouse School of Medicine

Alex Abraham, Ph.D.

AI & Emerging Technology Executive

Josef Brandauer, Ph.D.

Melissa Forbes, Ph.D.

Course Medical/Healthcare Content Contributing Faculty

Rigobert Lapu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine-Cardiology

JiePei Zhu, Ph.D.

Janice Abraham, Ph.D.

Director of the Clinical Skills Center at Morehouse School of Medicine

Carey Bayer, Ed.D.

Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine


Adrienne Bratcher, Ph.D.

Physiologist and Associate Professor of Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine


Instructional Design Team 


Crystal Myers

Faculty Technology Development Program Manager


Tanisha Jackson

Instructional Designer


Michael Maxwell

Instructional Designer

Course External Advisory Committee

Course Director(s)

Jinjie Zheng

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


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