E-Learning & Technology

This column aims to provide insight and practical information on the impact of e-learning on CME/CPD and the latest trends in technology available to enhance the online learning experience.

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2023-Fall CE News E-Learning & Technology

Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) Learning in CPD: An Evolving CPD Modality

By Raynor Denitzio, CE News Reporter On Tuesday, June 6, James W. Kim, MBBCh, PgDip, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and Heather MacNeill, MD, BSc(PT), MScCH (HPTE), FRCPC Associate Professor, University of Toronto, offered a dynamic SACME sponsored workshop titled “Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) Learning in CPD.”  Hybrid Flexible or “HyFlex” is an […]

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2022-Fall E-Learning & Technology

Learning Management System, Learning Experience Platform, or Something New: What is the Fuss About?

Technology helps us improve our lives. It allows us to do things we have already been doing – but better, faster, and differently. The number of tools we can use to enhance CME/CPD activities is growing. They come in various shapes and formats. They are usually grouped in packages that allow comprehensive learning delivery.

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2022-Summer E-Learning & Technology

Technology-Enhanced CPD: Sailing Safely Through the COVID-19 Storm and Building a Better New Normal

This is a story of growth. CE News E-learning & Technology column posts are usually written as a delicate balance between the need to tackle complex socio-technical aspects of technology-enhanced CPD (TECPD) and the need to deliver a short, easy-to-read article that CE news readers expect. Therefore, one of the first posts I created for CE News got editors’ feedback “this is a good article, but it looks like something that may work better in a journal such as JCEHP, rather than for CE news.” I’m pleased to say that that article has been published in the latest JCEHP edition (May 2021).

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2021-Fall E-Learning & Technology

Blended Learning Compared to Traditional Learning in Medical Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Recomended article: Blended learning, which combines face-to-face learning and e-learning, has grown rapidly to be commonly used in education. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of this learning approach has not been completely quantitatively synthesized and evaluated using knowledge outcomes in health education. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of…

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2022-Winter E-Learning & Technology

Blending Learning Formats – A Story on how Baking a Cookie and Impactful Learning Interrelate

Michele Harper, MD, is a phenomenal physician-leader who has detailed, in exquisite writing, the troubling and destructive gap many patients face in accessing equitable, humanistic care and the challenges healthcare professionals of color

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2022-Winter E-Learning & Technology

Case Study in Blended Learning at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Continuous Professional Learning Office (CPL)

Since 2018, CPL (the CME/CPD office of the school of medicine at University of New Mexico), has offered the majority of its faculty development-in-education workshops (CME courses) in a blended format.  Topics include:

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2021-Summer E-Learning & Technology

Technology-Enhanced CPD After 1.5 Years of the COVID-19 Crisis: Where are We Now?

It has been 1.5 years since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was recognized in China, and over a year since the first American COVID case was reported on January 20, 2020. It has been a time of crisis, changes, and innovation—especially in technology-enhanced CPD.

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2021-Spring E-Learning & Technology

The Virtual Longitudinal Curriculum Model

For this first article in E-learning and Technology, I will focus solely on a discussion of the longitudinal curriculum/conference model.  As we were discussing the reasoning for the longitudinal delivery format, Morag Paton, a member of our workgroup, framed the key question: Can we put the “continuing” back into continuing professional development in the context of a traditional annual meeting? This is, indeed, a big question. 

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2021-Winter E-Learning & Technology

Book review: Justin Reich, Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education

By Vjekoslav Hlede, PhD This column aims to highlight the rapid changes occurring in E-learning methods, approaches and challenges, as well as its supportive technology, and how these will impact medical education. We have all heard those big promises about technology that will improve education and CME/CPD for good. Most of us were thinking, “Hmm, […]

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