Category : Education Technology

MANUSCRIPT: Knowledge transfer in surgery: skills, process and evaluation.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Knowledge transfer is an essential element in the management of surgical health care. In a routine clinical practice, surgeons need to make changes to the health care they provide as new clinical evidence emerges. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The information was derived from the authors' experience and research in evidence-based practice, searching of

ABSTRACT: Effectiveness of training health professionals in literature search skills using electronic health databases–a critical appraisal.

Abstract The objective was to assess the effect on health professionals' skills of one to eight hours literature search and retrieval training from electronic health databases. We searched: Cochrane library (2002; Issue 3), MEDLINE (1977-2002/5), EMBASE (1980-2002/7); CINAHL (1982-2002/5); ASSIA (1982-2002/7), BNI (1994-2002/5), ERIC (1985-2002/6); LISA (1969--current), NRR (2002, Issue 2),

ABSTRACT: The Characteristics of Unsuccessful E-Mentoring Relationships for Youth With Disabilities

Abstract Recently, researchers have focused on the benefits of e-mentoring for young people with disabilities, such as greater access to sources of information and support. Relatively few researchers have explored the problem of unsuccessful e-mentoring relationships, i.e., mentors and mentored individuals who withdraw from an e-mentoring program before completion. Our findings

RESOURCE: Twitter usage at Clinical Congress rises markedly over two years

In just two years, Twitter use among members of the College has increased dramatically. At the time of the 2010 Clinical Congress in Washington, DC, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Twitter account, @AmCollSurgeons, had 907 followers, and a modest number of attendees tweeted about their experience or engaged with

ABSTRACT: The impact of social media on a major international emergency medicine conference.

OBJECTIVE:To report on the presence and use of social media by speakers and attendees at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine ICEM 2012, and describe the increasing use of online technologies such as Twitter and podcasts in publicising conferences and sharing research findings, and for clinical teaching.METHODS:Speakers were identified through

RESOURCE: Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Across our client base, the consistent demand is to limit course length or to somehow modify the instructional design so that it’s possible for someone to “consume” a course in smaller chunks. As tablets and phones enter the workplace, we also see clients getting excited by “just-in-time” access to ePubs

RESOURCE: Technology brings classroom experience to distance learners | Education |

Opportunities for social learning open up when students use mobile devices: the OU, for example, plans to allow students to share their e-reader annotations online, and to see which other students are reading the same text and chat online to them about it. The Leicester MSc students have an app

MANUSCRIPT: The Smartphone in Medicine: A Review of Current and Potential Use Among Physicians and Students

Abstract Background Advancements in technology have always had major impacts in medicine. The smartphone is one of the most ubiquitous and dynamic trends in communication, in which one’s mobile phone can also be used for communicating via email, performing Internet searches, and using specific applications. The smartphone is one of the fastest

ABSTRACT: I feel disconnected: learning technologies in resident education.

Abstract With the rapid development of technology in medical education, orthopaedic educators are recognizing that the way residents learn and access information is profoundly changing. Residency programs are faced with the challenging problem that current educational methods are not designed to take full advantage of the information explosion and rapid technologic