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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

MANUSCRIPT: Teachers perceptions of aspects affecting seminar learning: a qualitative study

Background: Many medical schools have embraced small group learning methods in their undergraduate curricula. Given increasing financial constraints on universities, active learning groups like seminars with 25 students a group are gaining popularity. To enhance the understanding of seminar learning and to determine how seminar learning can be optimised it

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

MANUSCRIPT: Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions – Institute of Medicine (2010)

A workforce of knowledgeable health professionals is critical to the discovery and application of health care practices to prevent disease and promote wellbeing. Yet today’s professional health workforce is not consistently prepared to provide high quality health care and assure patient safety. One contributing factor to this problem is the

MANUSCRIPT: Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education (2007 AHRQ Report)

Results: Of the 68,000 citations identified by literature searching, 136 articles and 9 systematic reviews ultimately met our eligibility criteria. The overall quality of the literature was low and consequently firm conclusions were not possible. Despite this, the literature overall supported the concept that CME was effective, at least to some degree, in

MANUSCRIPT: Patient safety and quality improvement education: a cross-sectional study of medical students’ preferences and attitudes

A greater proportion of students reported previous exposure to patient safety than to quality improvement topics (79% vs. 47%). More than 80% of students thought patient safety was of the same or greater importance than basic science or clinical skills whereas quality improvement was rated as the same or more important by about

ABSTRACT: A study on determining the perception of learning organisation applications by health sector workers.

Abstract It is stated that in this century not only the societies, but also the communities have to confront with a reconstruction process due to the rapid developments and reformations. It is believed that it is only possible for the organisations to achieve their goals as long as they adapt to

MANUSCRIPT: Fostering and Evaluating Reflective Capacity in Medical Education: Developing the REFLECT Rubric for Assessing Reflective Writing

Purpose Reflective writing (RW) curriculum initiatives to promote reflective capacity are proliferating within medical education. The authors developed a new evaluative tool that can be effectively applied to assess students’ reflective levels and assist with the process of providing individualized written feedback to guide reflective capacity promotion. rubric to assess reflective writing.pdf

MANUSCRIPT: Enabling Problem Based Learning through Web 2.0 Technologies: PBL 2.0

ABSTRACT Advances in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly the so-called Web 2.0, are affecting all aspects of our life: How we communicate, how we shop, how we socialise, how we learn. Facilitating learning through the use of ICT, also known as eLearning, is a vital part of modern educational systems. Established pedagogical strategies,

ABSTRACT: The application of wiki technology in medical education, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare

Background, aims and methods: Recent years have seen the introduction of web-based technologies such as the ‘wiki’, which is a webpage whose content can be edited in real time using a web browser. This article reviews the current state of knowledge about the use of wikis in education, and considers