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RADAR: An approach for helping students evaluate Internet sources

Abstract The Internet has become an integral part of all aspects of the life of twenty-first-century learners. Yet research shows that students’ ease and familiarity with the mechanics of the medium are not matched by their ability to evaluate electronic sources critically. Both faculty and library professionals are acutely aware of

ABSTRACT: A Global Model for Effective Use and Evaluation of e-Learning in Health

Abstract Abstract Healthcare systems worldwide face a wide range of challenges, including demographic change, rising drug and medical technology costs, and persistent and widening health inequalities both within and between countries. Simultaneously, issues such as professional silos, static medical curricula, and perceptions of "information overload" have made it difficult for medical

ABSTRACT: Recertification: What do specialists think about skill assessment?

Abstract BACKGROUND: Continuing medical education and objective performance assessment remain the key components of recertification. Objective skills assessment in routine practice remains challenging due to extensive variations in case selection and treatments. This study explores expert opinions regarding objective skills assessment for specialists within the framework of recertification. METHODS: We used a qualitative, semi-structured

ABSTRACT: Applying the cognitive theory of multimedia learning: an analysis of medical animations.

Abstract Context  Instructional animations play a prominent role in medical education, but the degree to which these teaching tools follow empirically established learning principles, such as those outlined in the cognitive theory of multimedia learning (CTML), is unknown. These principles provide guidelines for designing animations in a way that promotes optimal

ABSTRACT: Applying multimedia design principles enhances learning in medical education

Abstract CONTEXT: The Association of American Medical Colleges' Institute for Improving Medical Education's report entitled 'Effective Use of Educational Technology' called on researchers to study the effectiveness of multimedia design principles. These principles were empirically shown to result in superior learning when used with college students in laboratory studies, but have not

ABSTRACT: Novel educational approach for medical students: improved retention rates using interactive medical software compared with traditional lecture-based format.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Mannequin and computer-based simulators are useful for the practice of patient management, physical procedures, and competency. However, they are ineffective in teaching clinical medicine. StepStone Interactive Medical Software (SS) is a web-based medical learning modality that provides the user with a highly focused set of evaluative and interventional tasks to

ABSTRACT: Teaching for understanding in medical classrooms using multimedia design principles.

Abstract Objectives  In line with a recent report entitled Effective Use of Educational Technology in Medical Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges Institute for Improving Medical Education (AAMC-IME), this study examined whether revising a medical lecture based on evidence-based principles of multimedia design would lead to improved long-term transfer

ABSTRACT: Improving participant feedback to continuing medical education presenters in internal medicine: a mixed-methods study.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Feedback is essential for improving the skills of continuing medical education (CME) presenters. However, there has been little research on improving the quality of feedback to CME presenters. OBJECTIVES: To validate an instrument for generating balanced and behavior-specific feedback from a national cross-section of participants to presenters at a large internal medicine

ABSTRACT: Measuring Faculty Reflection on Medical Grand Rounds at Mayo Clinic: Associations With Teaching Experience, Clinical Exposure, and Presenter Effectiveness.

Abstract OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a new instrument for measuring participant reflection on continuing medical education (CME) and determine associations between the reflection instrument scores and CME presenter, participant, and presentation characteristics. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective validation study of presenters and faculty at the weekly medical grand rounds at Mayo

ABSTRACT: Continuing medical education: How to write multiple choice questions. [spanish]

Abstract Evaluating professional competence in medicine is a difficult but indispensable task because it makes it possible to evaluate, at different times and from different perspectives, the extent to which the knowledge, skills, and values required for exercising the profession have been acquired. Tests based on multiple choice questions have been