Online Learning Update

July 12, 2014

Study: Online ED learning resources must clearly demonstrate value

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Susan D. Hall, Fierce Health IT

The authors urged caution in implementing such online resources. “New opportunities must fill a clearly defined need, be value-added, and enhance clinical practice through consolidating and simplifying existing resources,” they said. However, a German study did find that apps that promote reflection–a type of informal learning on the job–boosted job satisfaction among hospital staff. The study’s 21 employees from the Stroke Unit, in particular, indicated that they discussed their work as a team more often after using the apps. A recently designed simulation game developed by Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, Baylor Scott & White Health and University of Texas at Dallas aims to teach doctors and nurses how to work more collaboratively and avoid conflicts in order to prevent dangerous or sometimes fatal miscommunications. The simulation teaches doctors and nurses to work together, helping them avert tense situations in the real world by playing them out in the game.

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