Category : Education Technology

RESOURCE: MIT Researchers: Crowdsourced Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos. The outlines can work as navigation tools, so that "viewers already familiar with some of a video's content can skip ahead, while others can backtrack

ABSTRACT: Using TV Dramas in Medical Education

Medical dramas are an incredibly popular TV genre especially amongst medical learners, and they have become an increasingly accepted resource in learning experiences. Educators have recognised their pedagogical value, as they allow a host of complex medical and psychosocial issues to be presented to learners in an engaging format. Care

ABSTRACT: Point of care information services: a platform for self-directed continuing medical education for front line decision makers

The structure and aim of continuing medical education (CME) is shifting from the passive transmission of knowledge to a competency-based model focused on professional development. Self-directed learning is emerging as the foremost educational method for advancing competency-based CME. In a field marked by the constant expansion of knowledge, self-directed learning

ABSTRACT: Evaluating simulation education via electronic surveys immediately following live critical events: a pilot study.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Simulation-based medical education has become popular in postgraduate training for medical emergencies; however, the direct impact on learners' clinical performances during live critical events is unknown. Our goal was to evaluate the perceived impact of simulation-based education on pediatric emergencies by auditing pediatric residents immediately after involvement in

ABSTRACT: Exploring the validity of assessment in anatomy: do images influence cognitive processes used in answering extended matching questions?

Assessment is an important aspect of medical education because it tests students' competence and motivates them to study. Various assessment methods, with and without images, are used in the study of anatomy. In this study, we investigated the use of extended matching questions (EMQs). To gain insight into the influence

ABSTRACT: Motivational interviewing workshop in a virtual world: learning as avatars

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Limited research has been done to understand outcomes of continuing medical education offered in three-dimensional, immersive virtual worlds. We studied a case of a virtual world workshop on motivational interviewing (MI) applied to smoking cessation counseling and its educational impact. METHODS: To facilitate content development and evaluation, we specified desired

ABSTRACT: Feasibility of a knowledge translation CME program: Courriels Cochrane

INTRODUCTION: Systematic literature reviews provide best evidence, but are underused by clinicians. Thus, integrating Cochrane reviews into continuing medical education (CME) is challenging. We designed a pilot CME program where summaries of Cochrane reviews (Courriels Cochrane) were disseminated by e-mail. Program participants automatically received CME credit for each Courriel Cochrane they

ABSTRACT: Physician assessments of the value of therapeutic information delivered via e-mail

PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Although e-learning programs are popular and access to electronic knowledge resources has improved, raising awareness about updated therapeutic recommendations in practice continues to be a challenge. OBJECTIVE OF PROGRAM: To raise awareness about and document the use of therapeutic recommendations. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In 2010, family physicians evaluated e-Therapeutics (e-T) Highlights with a Web-based

RESOURCE: 13 Tools Teachers Would Love For Formative Assessments

Educators do assessment to check student’s knowledge in a subject or topic. Teachers need to check in different ways if their students are meeting the standards set by them.Practices like formative assessment refer to a number of methods that educator can use to gather comprehensive information on student learning in real