Category : Online Learning

ABSTRACT: Using patients’ experiences in e-learning design

BACKGROUND: Design of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical curriculum is traditionally the task of medical professionals and educationalists, with regulating bodies approving curriculum content. Although this should ensure a thorough approach to a medical model of the curriculum, it may overlook the importance of the patient's perspective in medical education. The

MANUSCRIPT: Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review

Background Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become immensely popular in a short span of time. However, there is very little research exploring MOOCs in the discipline of health and medicine. Objective We aim to provide a review of MOOCs related to health and medicine offered by various MOOC platforms in 2013, by

ABSTRACT: A novel use of Twitter to provide feedback and evaluations.

BACKGROUND: Inconsistencies in work schedules and faculty supervision are barriers to monthly emergency medicine (EM) resident doctor evaluations. Direct and contemporaneous feedback may be effective in providing specific details that determine a resident's evaluation. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether Twitter, an easy to use application that is available on the Internet via smartphones and

ABSTRACT: Why are medical students ‘checking out’ of active learning in a new curriculum?

OBJECTIVES: The University of Virginia School of Medicine recently transformed its pre-clerkship medical education programme to emphasise student engagement and active learning in the classroom. As in other medical schools, many students are opting out of attending class and others are inattentive while in class. We sought to understand why, especially

ABSTRACT: Virtual Practicums Within an MPH Program: A Career Development Case Study.

This article focuses on an innovative "virtual" practicum arrangement and provides insight for public health professionals seeking a meaningful practicum experience. The traditional practicum model where a student physically reports to work at the field site with a near full-time commitment has become increasingly challenging and often limiting in terms

RESOURCE: 5 Social Media Trends Within Healthcare in 2014 | Zach Cutler

Every year, social media increasingly integrates with almost every aspect of daily life. According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of adults online use some form of social media. So it's not surprising that social media is beginning to work its way into the healthcare arena. A report by the

MANUSCRIPT: Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public’s response to medical videos on YouTube.

Medical educators and patients are turning to YouTube to teach and learn about medical conditions. These videos are from authors whose credibility cannot be verified & are not peer reviewed. As a result, studies that have analyzed the educational content of YouTube have reported dismal results. These studies have been

ABSTRACT: Inspiring innovation in medical education

Traditionally, changes to medical education come from the top down, an approach that potentially misses important contributions from medical students, residents, faculty and staff. In order to provide an avenue for them to bring forward their ideas for educational improvements, the University of Minnesota Medical School sponsored the "What's the