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The Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies (CCIT) at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas uses innovative approaches to provide award-winning, up-to-date educational resources for health care professionals, educators, students, patients and families in the United States and around the world. Its electronic resources are accessed by millions of visitors each year. Its live programs reach thousands more. In addition, secondary-school teachers throughout the country used the CCIT-developed materials to improve their skills in educating students about the sciences.

Comprised of the Office of Continuing Medical Education, the Center for Educational Outreach and the Media Research and Development Laboratory, the CCIT staff have expertise in curriculum and content development, professional development for educators and health care providers, editorial and language assessment, applications and database development and programming; multimedia graphic design and development; systems and bioengineering; custom marketing; and outcomes research. When outreach through other organizations can advance project objectives, CCIT identifies the partners and develops and operationalizes the relationships.

Relying on primary research that the CCIT has conducted on behavior change, the CCIT develops custom programs to meet both educator needs and learner preferences. These range from teacher guides and source materials for K-12 educators and their students; touch screen kiosks for patients and their caregivers; and slide libraries, interactive cases and webcasts for health professionals and educators. As a part of Baylor, the CCIT has access to experts in all medical specialties, basic sciences, and clinical research. The CCIT projects are supported with grants from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NASA's National Space Biomedical Research Initiative, and the National Science Foundation. Support is also provided through private foundations including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Houston Endowment, and Episcopal Health Charities. Private sector support is also generated through unrestricted grants from numerous sources.

To learn how the CCIT can create a custom solution for your educational needs, please contact us.

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