Educational Instructional Design – ADDIE Approach

ADDIE is an instructional systems design framework used by instructional designers and training developers to provide a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective education, training and performance programs. The five phases: Analysis Design Development Implementation Evaluation An additional approach to improve this model is the use of rapid prototyping, where receiving continual or formative feedback while…

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Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices

Journal Club Article: Dawson, P., Carless, D., & Lee, P. P. W. (2020). Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-11. Background on Feedback Literacy Questions how learners can be supported to productively engage in the kinds of feedback practices they may encounter after they graduate. Introduces…

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Knowledge Management

“Knowledge itself is power” Knowledge management (KM) “is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieve organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge” (Wikipedia, 2020). Questions for the Healthcare Team or Organisation How is knowledge captured? Is anything missed? How is knowledge…

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Mentorship & Mastermind Groups: Peer Support Networks

Building a network of support through mentorship, peer networking and engaging in mastermind groups as a community of practice are essential for growth and development. Mastermind groups can provide honest feedback, help refine ideas, and share insights. For nurse educators this mastermind group could be a way for like minded individuals to connect and create…

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Virtual Communities of Practice (vCoP)

Physical isolation need not be the end of partaking in shared human endeavour. Technology platforms, including social media can provide learning and sharing in a social process through online communities of practice, also known as vCoP’s. This socio-cultural perspective of learning moves online with the same working method and purpose of shared interest through .…

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Education & Productivity Technologies

In this critical time for healthcare we need to work smart and use time wisely. Here are some amazing resources to consider from the ALiEM team on education technologies: Real-time Video-Conferencing (for synchronous teaching and learning) Live from the Recording Studio (or “How to record your videos and push to your learners”) Small-Group Conversations Digital Asynchronous Chats…

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Team of Teams New Model of Critical Care Nursing Structure

Critical care is recognised as a speciality in healthcare that is resource and workforce heavy, and that staffing and working conditions have been key nursing organisation challenges across the world (Williams, Schmollgruber & Alberto, 2006). The dynamic challenges that critical care is facing due to COVID-19 will place greater strain on nursing resources and may…

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Resources for Educating Kids @ Home

Resources for education continuation while at home. Warning – be careful when searching the internet to ensure the website is offering resources that are linked to the Australian Curriculum (Vic Curric is harder to find).  There is lots out there, but a large proportion won’t be successful as it will be too hard, too easy,…

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Journal Club: Online Formative Assessment

Article: Gikandi, Morrow, & Davis. (2011). Online formative assessment in higher education: A review of the literature. Computers & Education, 57(4), 2333-2351. As an educator in higher education or hospital setting it is likely part, some or all of your education will be delivered via online or blended learning approach. An essential component of education…

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