Category : Education Technology

ABSTRACT: Feasibility of a virtual learning collaborative to implement an obesity QI project in 29 pediatric practices.

BACKGROUND: Quality improvement (QI) activities are required to maintain board certification in pediatrics. However, because of lack of training and resources, pediatricians may feel overwhelmed by the need to implement QI activities. Pediatricians also face challenges when caring for overweight and obese children. OBJECTIVE: To create a virtual (online) QI learning collaborative through

MANUSCRIPT: Mobile tablet use among academic physicians and trainees.

The rapid adoption rate and integration of mobile technology (tablet computing devices and smartphones) by physicians is reshaping the current clinical landscape. These devices have sparked an evolution in a variety of arenas, including educational media dissemination, remote patient data access and point of care applications. Quantifying usage patterns of

The New ArcheViewer Administrative Experience: The Emergence of Data-Driven Educational Planning

When we set out to transform online learning in medicine through a data driven e-learning delivery and assessment model we knew that, if successful, our educational partners would need an even more effective and efficient way to manage activity creation and data analyses. Thanks to the success of our educational partners, we

RESOURCE: Chunking Information for Instructional Design

Chunking Defined Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so the brain can more easily digest new information. The reason the brain needs this assistance is because working memory, which is where we manipulate information, holds a limited amount of information at one time. Why We Chunk

ABSTRACT: A new age approach to an age old problem: using simulation to teach geriatric medicine to medical students

BACKGROUND: simulation-based teaching is increasingly used in medical education, but no studies have evaluated its impact on learning in geriatric medicine. We developed and delivered a simulation teaching session on delirium, falls, elder abuse and breaking bad news. Simulation mannequins, professional role-players and simulated clinical documentation were all incorporated into scenarios.

ABSTRACT: Using patients’ experiences in e-learning design

BACKGROUND: Design of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical curriculum is traditionally the task of medical professionals and educationalists, with regulating bodies approving curriculum content. Although this should ensure a thorough approach to a medical model of the curriculum, it may overlook the importance of the patient's perspective in medical education. The

ABSTRACT: External cues to action and influenza vaccination among post-graduate trainee physicians in Toronto, Canada

BACKGROUND: Understanding factors affecting trainee physician choices about vaccination may permit the design of more effective vaccination programmes. METHODS: To identify factors associated with seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccination, an online questionnaire based on the health belief model was sent to trainee physicians registered at the post-graduate medical education office at the University

ABSTRACT: The use of simulation in neurosurgical education and training

BJECT: There is increasing evidence that simulation provides high-quality, time-effective training in an era of resident duty-hour restrictions. Simulation may also permit trainees to acquire key skills in a safe environment, important in a specialty such as neurosurgery, where technical error can result in devastating consequences. The authors systematically reviewed the

MANUSCRIPT: Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review

Background Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become immensely popular in a short span of time. However, there is very little research exploring MOOCs in the discipline of health and medicine. Objective We aim to provide a review of MOOCs related to health and medicine offered by various MOOC platforms in 2013, by