Category : Online Learning

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,

ABSTRACT: YouTube as a Platform for Publishing Clinical Skills Training Videos.

Abstract The means to share educational materials have grown considerably over the years, especially with the multitude of Internet channels available to educators. This article describes an innovative use of YouTube as a publishing platform for clinical educational materials.The authors posted online a series of short videos for teaching clinical procedures

ABSTRACT: Durability of the effect of online diabetes training for medical residents on knowledge, confidence, and inpatient glycemia.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Inpatient dysglycemia is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and cost. Medical education must not only address knowledge gaps, but also improve clinical care. METHODS: All 129 medicine residents at a large academic medical center were offered a case-based online curriculum on the management of inpatient dysglycemia in the fall of 2009. First-year

ABSTRACT: Knowledge and usability of a trauma training system for general surgery residents.

Abstract BACKGROUND:Resident work-hour restrictions challenge educators to supplement residents surgical education. We evaluated a computer-based trauma surgery systems ability to increase residents surgical knowledge.METHODS:Modules on thoracic and abdominal surgical approaches were evaluated. Surgical residents with 1 or more years of experience completed the pretest, an interactive module, the post-test, and a

RESOURCE: Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course

Maybe it was inevitable that one of the new massive open online courses would crash. After all, MOOCs are being launched with considerable speed, not to mention hype. But MOOC advocates might have preferred the collapse of a course other than the one that was suspended this weekend, one week

STORIFY: Online and open access learning in HE: MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models #ldnMOOCS

This one day seminar was intended for senior managers and policy makers in higher education, as well as other stakeholders and innovators in both the public and private sectors. It promised to: take a critical look at the critical surge of online and open access higher education in the US, as

RESOURCE: The Best Assessment Tools for the Online Classroom

This article will discuss some practical methods, which have been empirically tested and experimented both in the classroom and in "distance" delivery. New methods, which are either low cost or no cost for the instructor or end-user, will also be discussed. Some of these are already known as Web 2.0

ABSTRACT: Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE): integrating C-POL and social media to train peer leaders in HIV prevention.

Abstract Novel methods, such as Internet-based interventions, are needed to combat the spread of HIV. While past initiatives have used the Internet to promote HIV prevention, the growing popularity, decreasing digital divide, and multi-functionality of social networking sites, such as Facebook, make this an ideal time to develop innovative ways to