Below is an excerpt from a letter I recently sent to a friend and mentor.
I hope by sharing it it may inspire others to think through these issues, and hopefully to share their ideas with the community.
We began our conversation with the definition of learning: "Learning is the extraction
Welcome back to the ArcheMedX blog.
Perhaps the primary theme we will explore within the pages of the ArcheMedX blog is that “the cognitive process of learning is built upon a series of natural learning actions.” If applied properly, these learning actions allow an adult learner to extract critical insights –
"analytics is predicated on “big data” but in education, big data will not exist until we sort out the current failure of interoperability"
By spotting patterns in the data produced by students’ online learning activity, learning analytics systems should be able to help:
predict student progress;
inform adaptive learning strategies (sequencing digital learning activities
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"George Miller famously said in the context of medical education that, “assessment drives learning,” and Richard Hays in a different take on the same subject said, “if assessment drives learning, then let’s ensure that it drives learning in the right direction.” Both quotes emphasise the importance of assessment in medical
"The way for associations to grow their membership is to have a thriving open community around them where stakeholders (members and non-members, who care about what they care about) are able and willing to share the love with their individual networks. In order to do that, they need to be
"Along the same lines as using HIT, a recent article looked at ways for health care providers to adopt the use of social media for health care related activities. Specifically, Brian S. McGowan, PhD, noted that the continuing medical education (CME) community has not “fully adopted the use of social media
"According to Bates, online learning will experience a shift and move into mainstream programs as the growth of hybrid learning — to accommodate new technologies — takes root in the education industry. Due to this, it is possible that academic institutions will give distance-based online learning methods more of a