Category : Education Technology

ABSTRACT: The use of web-based learning for simulation-based education and training of central venous catheterization in novice learners

Abstract Both simulation-based education and training (SBET) and Web-based Learning (WBL) are increasingly used in medical education. We developed a Web-based learning course on "Observational Practice and Educational Networking" (OPEN), to augment SBET for central venous catheterization (CVC), a complex clinical skill, for novice learners. This pilot study aimed to firstly,

ABSTRACT: Web-based learning and computer supported collaborative learning for psychomotor skill acquisition: perspectives of medical undergraduate students.

Abstract There is a lack of evidence for the use of Web-based Learning (WBL) and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) for acquiring psychomotor skills in medical education. In this study, we surveyed medical undergraduate students attending a simulation based training session for central line insertion on their perspectives and utilization of

ABSTRACT: Perceptions of the roles of social networking in simulation augmented medical education and training.

Abstract: Simulation-augmented education and training SAET is an expensive educational tool that may be facilitated through social networking technologies or Computer Supported Collaborative Learning CSCL. This study examined the perceptions of medical undergraduates participating in SAET for knot tying skills to identify perceptions and barriers to implementation of social networking

ABSTRACT: How we use social media to supplement a novel curriculum in medical education.

Abstract BACKGROUND: The millennial learner is reliant on technology to gain knowledge. Social media in the form of Twitter and Facebook provide a unique way to reach these learners. AIMS: To demonstrate a supplement to a curriculum using "push technology" via Twitter and Facebook to deliver educational content to mobile devices. METHODS: A curriculum consisting of

RESOURCE: How Cisco’s Learning Network Became a Social Hub for the IT Industry

Medical education providers should take page out of Cisco's social learning playbook. The Cisco Learning Network has become an industry-wide portal where IT students and professionals around the globe learn, share knowledge and find job opportunities. Cisco VP Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn says that the network is helping her company grow faster, particularly

MANUSCRIPT: Putting the Public into Public Health Information Dissemination: Social Media and Health-related Web Pages

ABSTRACT Public health information dissemination represents an interesting combination of broadcasting, sharing, and retrieving relevant health information. Social media-based public health information dissemination offers some particularly interesting characteristics, as individual users or members of the public actually carry out the actions that constitute the dissemination. These actions also may inherently provide

ABSTRACT: Don’t forget the learner: an essential aspect for developing effective hypermedia online learning in continuing medical education.

Abstract There is increasing use of hypermedia online learning in continuing medical education (CME) that presents the learner with a wide range of different learning resources, requiring the learner to use self-regulated learning (SRL) skills. This study is the first to apply an SRL perspective to understand how learners engage with

ABSTRACT: Does the order of presentation and number of online resources affect the frequency of access by learners?

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Provision of web-based resources is a valuable addition to face-to-face teaching in a blended learning environment. AIM: To understand how both order of presentation and number of online resources impacts on the frequency of access by learners in postgraduate vocational training in general practice. METHODS: Information was collected on how many times individual online

ABSTRACT: Adoption of computer-assisted learning in medical education: the educators’ perspective

Abstract CONTEXT: Computer-assisted learning (CAL) in medical education has been shown to be effective in the achievement of learning outcomes, but requires the input of significant resources and development time. This study examines the key elements and processes that led to the widespread adoption of a CAL program in undergraduate medical education,

MANUSCRIPT: Evidence-based medicine at the intersection of research interests between academic health sciences librarians and medical educators: a review of the literature

Objectives: In 2008, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries established an Education Research Task Force (ERTF) to plan research addressing research priorities outlined in key Association of American Medical Colleges reports. ERTF members conducted a literature review to describe the state of collaborative research at the intersection of medical education