The Blockchain

What is a Blockchain? “A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data” (Wikipedia, 2020). Healthcare Application In healthcare the blockchain could help with medical records, connectivity, privacy and security. Understand…

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Nursing Education Network Yearly Stats

As part of open access and transparency, here is a performance summary of our blog. The blog remains a free resource to access for anyone interested in nursing education theory.

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Nursing Education Network Presentations

Here is the playlist for all presentations to date. Remember its a work in progress so they will increase in number, and hopefully in quality and presenting skills over time. They are based around microlearning so are perfect for on the go learning. If you go to the original post for each recording, the presentation…

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Novice To Expert: Constructivism in Nursing

Introduce and provide an overview of constructivism in nursing: Define constructivism Discuss constructivism in the nursing context Explain the concept of scaffolding

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Social Learning Theory

Introduce and provide an overview of social learning theory: Describe social learning theory and key concepts Communities of Practice by Etienne Wenger Share key learning resources

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Research Software: JASP

Trying to conduct research statistics can be both a timely and costly experience. This post is investigating and trying the open source package of JASP by University of Amsterdam. There are many other packages, but I have started with a resource that appears to not require coding skills (so more to match my skills or…

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Glossary of Education Terms: Wikipedia Resource

Formal education terminology can be at times confusing, potentially exclusionary for those trying to understand the theoretical components for their development as healthcare educators. Try explaining terms such as the cognising individual, epistemological theory or my old adversary, Radical Constructivism (which I couldn’t find in this glossary, maybe they couldn’t explain it either!). Glossary of…

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Harvard Macy Institute Community Resources

This post is to share a fantastic health care education resource that provides resources, discussion, hot topics and is a global community of practice. One to definitely follow. Harvard Macy Community Blog: “Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education” Resources Harvard Macy Blog #HMIChat Key terms:…

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Heutagogy

Introduce and provide an overview of heutagogy: What is heutagogy Challenges of sandpit approach in healthcare This is part of the presentation series from Nursing Education Network. All based on microlearning, they will be short quick snippets on education topics to provide an introductory overview. Resources Nursing Education Network. (2018). Heutagogy & Nursing.

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Teaching Perspectives Inventory.

Its a good time, mid year to take some reflection time and take a self review on your education practice. The Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) can provide a framework for this reflective exercise. What Is The TPI? 45 item inventory. Aids the collation of ideas and thoughts around education 5 main domains of learning, motivation,…

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