A quick look around your workplace (or even the grocery store) tells you that most of us are always connected. Not only that, we also now know much more about the benefits of combining social and mobile technology for learning. Here are the background and the tips you may need to help you get started!
by Norm Wu
Healthcare is at a crossroads. An aging population and a growing shortage of primary care physicians are factors pushing nurse practitioners and physician assistants into roles once filled by doctors. This in turn puts stress on educational institutions that must prepare them for these new responsibilities. Here’s how institutions are dealing with this challenge.
With all of the choices available today to support learning, collaboration, and sharing and building knowledge, confusion about the best path for the learning journey can ensue. Here is a guide to making the most effective investments in learning by blending free, user-generated, and paid-for content.
by Norm Wu
Hands-on learning through simulation is a cornerstone in 21st-century healthcare-professional school curricula. Simulations enable students to gain clinical proficiency by applying classroom and book knowledge to lifelike near-real clinical scenarios. By putting learning into action, students build clinical knowledge and skills. Here’s how it’s done at RFUMS in Chicago.
Logistical skills are critical for relief workers and humanitarian aid workers, but their “soft skills” are equally important—the nontechnical skills needed to effectively manage problems and work with others in high-stress situations. Thanks to the generous support of Cegos, DisasterReady.org is able to offer soft-skill courses to humanitarian aid workers at no cost.
by Diana Howles
Most virtual classrooms attempt to replicate live classroom lectures, which are known to be one of the least effective instructional approaches. The flipped classroom—converting lecture content into self-paced tutorials and reserving classroom time for interaction—is a proven approach that works. Here’s how to apply this idea to the virtual classroom.
Are we stuck in a rut? An event-based eLearning mindset? A “default to PowerPoint” design paradigm? Maybe it’s about time to get out of that rut through a blended journey that leads to demonstrated performance. This article offers a real-life example of doing exactly that.