Tag : learning structure

Reflecting on what is missing in medical education – A letter to a mentor.

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.   Dear (Mentor): We began our conversation with the definition of learning: "Learning is the extraction

RESOURCE: MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles | Ed Tech Now

"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

MANUSCRIPT: Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility

During my time as a Fellow at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in September 2012 media and web coverage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was intense. Since one of the requirements of the fellowship was a research paper, exploring the phenomenon of MOOCs seemed an appropriate topic. This essay had to

RESOURCE: Should we be more short term in our thinking about medical education?

"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

RESOURCE: The Importance of Search – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

"As forward-thinking enterprises look for answers, they’re finding a significant gap between where they are today and where they need to be with regards to their learning infrastructure. Continued growth in the LMS market — more than 10 percent globally according to Bersin & Associates’ report “Learning Systems 2011” —

Set-it-and-forget-it Social Learning Tools via MyPubMed

I took the time a few years ago to set up a series of saved searches using PubMed. The fact that I was able to do this quite effectively despite not being a medical librarian plus having to navigate Pubmed’s less-than-perfect interface, suggests that you could probably do it too!

As a result, several time a week I receive an alert to all of the new publications that may be relevant to my search. Some days I have a chance to peruse them, some times I do not, but on most Mondays I enjoy flipping through a list of ‘What’s new in medical education?” or “What’s new in social media AND learning?” as I am enjoying my breakfast. The beauty is that I have leveraged a set-it-and-forget-it tool