To measure knowledge, we must measure a person's degree of belief.
As educators, we all strive to transfer knowledge and help our learners achieve mastery on a topic or technique. And as educators, we rely on pre- and post-test comparisons to assess the impact of the education we provide, as well
As we all know, healthcare continues to evolve in its focus on improving patient care through emerging models that emphasize quality improvement and patient engagement. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model was engineered to impact both of these issues by replacing the patient at the center of his/her own care
Increasingly information gathering is happening with professionals away from the classrooms, lecture halls, and even desktop personal computers. Lifelong learning is no longer anchored to encyclopedia or mail order VHS course ware. Most recently, adult learners have demanded more flexibility and accessibility in their professional development....and these demands do not
Over the rainy weekend (here in Pennsylvania) I tracked down and collated several of my newer, favorite TED Talks related to what we do in education and professional development. I hope your perspective is uniquely transformed, as mine has been!
RESOURCE: How Reliable is Your Memory
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More
One of the best analogies on learning that I ever learned came in a rather unlikely place.
I had just walked from my car to meet a golf instructor (John), he was going to help me work through some issues with my game. 15 minutes into the lessons John could tell
One of the drivers of the original Learning Actions research was a concern that in learning, as in so many facets of life, our subconscious mind undermines rational thinking, decision making, and behavior; yet the ‘adult learner’ has been (universally) seen as fully competent, autonomous, and self-directed. The premise itself
In the four years since the launch of the ArcheMedX platform and the introduction of the Learning Actions Model we have continually demonstrated how more effective education (with greater data utilization) can lead to significantly improved outcomes over traditional forms of online medical education.
In addition to the extensive bench marking
For nearly 5 years ArcheMedX has been working to "nudge" learners to learn more effectively. The simple idea is that learners rely on a largely unevolved set of learning actions, or behaviors, and that by architecting learning experiences that optimize these behaviors, learners learn better. We validated this approach years ago, demonstrating
It's been said that, "There has never been a classroom better than its teacher!" in short, I couldn't agree more!
We have all been in the role of learner, sitting in a lecture or workshop, or participating in some virtual or on-demand learning activity. The classroom may be literal or figurative...but
Over the past 5+ years I have studied learning from a slightly different perspective...namely, I see learning as a behavior.
When you see the world through this unique lens you quickly come to grips with the reality that the science of learning is now infinitely more complex - we no longer