Category : Online Learning

RESOURCE: How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it | online learning insights

How to Prevent Group Work from Going Haywire Creating and facilitating group activities in small online classes, (under forty students) can be exceptionally effective in creating meaningful learning experiences, and supportive of the social dimension, which contributes to the building of a positive and effective online learning community.  I’ve written several

MANUSCRIPT: Creativity, Self-Directed Learning and the Architecture of Technology Rich Environments

So, how do institutions and designers develop environments that support self-directed learning? A majority of current research focuses on internal characteristics of self-directed learners. Yet gradually, we are  beginning to understand that external factors have an impact as well. Guglielmino (1977) noted that certain learning contexts are more effective at promoting self-directed learning. Learning environments that use technology in meaningful ways may

ABSTRACT: Impact of online education on intern behaviour around joint commission national patient safety goals: a randomised trial — Shaw et al. 21 (10): 819 — BMJ Quality and Safety

Abstract Purpose To compare the effectiveness of two types of online learning methodologies for improving the patient-safety behaviours mandated in the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG). Methods This randomised controlled trial was conducted in 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston USA. Incoming interns

ABSTRACT: Gender differences in mediated communication: Women connect more than do men

Abstract Past research in gender differences in the overall Internet use has been contradictory. Some asserted men used it more than women, while others asserted there were no gender difference. Both camps concluded that men and women differed in their motivation and utilization of time spent online. The purpose of the

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

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: Internet-based learning and applications for critical care medicine. [J Intensive Care Med. 2012 Sep-Oct] – PubMed – NCBI

RESULTS: The growth of the Internet is marked by the development of new technologies, including more user-derived tools. Nonmedical fields have embraced Internet-based learning as a valuable teaching tool. A recent meta-analysis described Internet-based learning in the medical field as being more effective than no intervention and likely as efficacious as