Towards a Theory of Online Learning

This weeks education journal club articles are by Professor Terry Anderson from Athabasca University , Canada and the focus is all around looking at developing our skills in the creation of online education resources. Some key areas to focus on are the 6 types of education interation and the model of online learning: Student-Content Student-Teacher…

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Journal Club: Evaluation of Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training Using Kirkpatrick’s Framework

This is a quick resource for those in education looking at measuring their training with the aim to achieve a clinical outcome, not just behaviour or attitude. You may also have the intention to conduct education research and so need clear outcome measures. From the simulation world this article hits the rare outcome of clinical…

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Play Your Way To Curious

This gaming resource blends the fields of education, psychology and interactive visualisation to spark curiosity and cultivate relaxed alertness. For the educator the interesting aspects are the background work on looking at the learning environment and how humans interact with immersive technology. Nuro: an online experience that helps users reach an open, curious mindset known…

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Learning Skills: Retrieval Practice

For both the learner and the educator it is important to utilise the principles around the science of learning. Here you will find resources of practical tips for developing learning skills. Are the learners listening? Are the learners engaged? Are they learning the way they should? Resources Nursing Education Network. (2019). 12 Tips for Applying…

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Coffee Shop Creativity

Studying in silnce may help your focus but what about when we need inspiration and a bit of creativity? COVID lockdown depending, the coffee shop with its ambient noise, lighting and interacting with others, say in an informal meeting or brain storm session. Thinking Outside The Box “Some of the most successful people in history…

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Barriers and Enablers to Failure to Fail in Nursing

Journal Club Article: Hughes, L. J., Mitchell, M. L., & Johnston, A. N. (2020). Moving forward: Barriers and enablers to failure to fail–A mixed methods meta-integration. Nurse Education Today, 104666. [abstract] Objectives: The aim of the study was to explore and further understand assessors’ experiences of failure-to-fail of nursing students within work-integrated learning (WIL). Background: There…

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Failure to Fail

Journal Club Article: Gingerich, A., Sebok‐Syer, S. S., Larstone, R., Watling, C. J., & Lingard, L. (2020). Seeing but not believing: Insights into the intractability of failure to fail. Medical Education. Background Inadequate documentation of observed trainee incompetence persists. Documentation could be impeded if assessment language is misaligned with how supervisors conceptualise incompetence. There is a…

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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: AnalysisDesignDevelopment Implementation Evaluation An additional approach to improve this model is the use of rapid prototyping, where receiving continual or formative feedback while instructional materials…

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Working in Uncertainty

Healthcare is constantly evolving, with some aspects of change faster than others. However in a pandemic, uncertainty emits in all aspects of work (and life). Evolving process and guidelines as the health care team learn how to cope, combat, manage all from quality and safety perspective to benefit patient and team. There is a lot…

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