University of Nebraska Medical Center

Article Plus 5 – October 2017

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As patient needs evolve, the parts that create a functioning health care system often require a tune up. The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) believes an important part of the framework comes from interprofessional collaboration. This article describes their efforts in creating a travelling program that will help bolster these opportunities for faculty, subsequently improving health care outcomes for all.

Article specifics: Weppner WG, Fisher AK, Hagman M, Inouye L, King I, Smith CS, Wilper AP, Knight CL. Taking SGIM’s Teaching Educators Across the Continuum of Health Care on the Road-A Local, Interprofessional Faculty Development Innovation. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Jun;9(3):378-379. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-16-00761.1. PubMed PMID: 28638527; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5476398.

Plus 5

Five other links to ed-tech resources or issues that you may be interested in:

  1.  Online Learning Consortium launches Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. This center “aims to advance digital teaching and learning through timely delivery of research for use in the field.”
  2. 5 steps for writing learning outcomes that work. Following these tips will help you produce measureable results.  It’s important because,“being able to write achievable and measureable learning outcomes is essential.”
  3. Digital note taking strategies that deepen student thinking. This article describes digital organization, content curation, concept mapping, multimodal note taking, and visible thinking routines.
  4. What is the Cognitive Load Theory? A definition for teachers. This post briefly describes cognitive load theory and how it may impact instructional design.
  5. Retrieval practice: the most powerful learning strategy you’re not using. This article features an interview with Dr. Pooja Agarwal, founder of RetrievalPractice.org. There are also links to research on retrieval practice as well as ways to use retrieval practice in the classroom.

About the Author

Teresa “Teri” Hartman, MLS, is an associate professor in education and research at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center. She shares information on Twitter, including public health, IPE, leadership, edtech, future tech, and higher education.

  thartman@unmc.edu  |   @thartman2u

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