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RESOURCE: Teachers or Facilitators? 10 Reasons Why Educators Should Step Out of the Way and Encourage Independent Learning

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone uses the word, “facilitator”? Perhaps you think of words like planner, coordinator, promoter, developer, or designer. All of these definitions lead us to think of a facilitator as someone who sets up, designs, and oversees an environment that is

MANUSCRIPT: Mobile technology supporting trainee doctors’ workplace learning and patient care: an evaluation

Conclusion: A variety of information sources are used regularly in the workplace. Colleagues are used daily but seniors are not always available. During transitions, constant access to the electronic library was valued. It helped prepare trainee doctors for discussions with their seniors, assisting the interchange between explicit and tacit knowledge. By supporting accurate prescribing

ABSTRACT: Surgent University: the establishment and evaluation of a national online clinical teaching repository for surgical trainees and student [Surg Innov. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to develop a new teaching strategy for medical students while creating a national online repository system (Surgent University). Then, the potential of this e-learning modality to facilitate learning of clinical surgery was evaluated. RESULTS: Of those surveyed, 70% (n = 28) rated the online repository as

ABSTRACT: Mobile Tablet Use among Academic Physicians and Trainees [J Med Syst. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract 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

RESOURCE: Using the “flipped classroom” model to re-imagine medical education | Scope Blog

In this recently posted video, Charles Prober, MD, co-author of the paper and senior associate dean for medical education at the School of Medicine, medical school colleagues and Silicon Valley-based online learning pioneer Salman “Sal” Khan discuss this vision for a new medical curriculum.   via Using the “flipped classroom” model to

RESOURCE: 20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network – Getting Smart by Miriam Clifford

Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists are considering that “sharing discoveries is more efficient and honorable than patenting them.”  This idea embodies the true spirit of a successful professional learning network: collaboration for its own sake. As educators, we aim to be connected to advance our craft.  On

SLIDESHARE: A snapshot of MOOCs in Higher Education

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been the hottest topic in Higher Education this year. Educating tens of thousands of students in one online course subtends some exciting opportunities but also a raft of pedagogical, logistical, and systemic challenges. This presentation summarises the key issues at stake and outlines a