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Health science educators are increasingly bombarded with proposals to integrate instructional technology into the curriculum to enhance learning. While it may be that providing more options for delivering instruction in different formats provide instructional benefit for educators, the unique nature and goals of health science education require a systematic and integrative approach when instructional technology is introduced into the curriculum. Providing support for transformative learning pedagogies and high-level learning that assists students in developing a reflective professional identity should be a major goal of instructional technology adoption. This chapter develops a framework that health care educators can use to guide the integration of instructional technology in a manner that provides instructional affordances for transformative learning and supports instruction that produces reflective practitioners.

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Reprinted with permission of the publisher. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8571-0.ch004