Why Online Courses Fail

David BeardGroup Education, Medical Schools, Nursing Programs, Residency Programs

Online courses fail due to a number of factors.  Online medical education programs are growing rapidly and when online courses fail to produce successful outcomes, it can threaten a program’s reputation and viability.  So why do online courses fail?  In this article, we’ll look at why online courses fail, the factors in play, and insights into creating online courses that … Read More

Content Curation and How It Impacts Medical e-Learning Programs

David BeardGroup Education, Medical Schools, Nursing Programs, Residency Programs, Uncategorized Clinical Education

what is content curation and why does it matter in e-learning.

The language of online learning is not very precise.  People can’t even agree on what to call it. Is it “e-learning,” “elearning,” or “eLearning”?  There are some 70,000 companies involved in areas of online learning, and, today, they seem to be leaning towards “e-learning.”  That imprecision in language extends to other areas of online learning – such as content curation. … Read More

Med-Challenger Releases Online Course and Question Editing Platform

Bob Sweeney, MS, DACompany News, Group Education, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Product News, Residency Programs

online course and question editing for schools and organizations

On September 19, 2019, Med-Challenger announced the release of new authoring tools allowing schools and training organizations to create courses and tests for its medical education platform.   Med-Challenger has introduced new custom authoring tools that allow customers to create their own stand-alone courses, as well as mix and merge the customer’s content with Challenger’s own courses.  The new authoring tools … Read More

Cognitive Computing Applications for Medical Education Programs

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Cognitive computing applications in healthcare and medical education blog

The term cognitive computing is typically used to describe artificial intelligence (AI) systems that aim to simulate human thought.  Human cognition involves real-time analysis of environment, context and intent, among many other variables that inform a person’s ability to solve problems. Cognitive computing differs slightly in application and purpose from that of AI. Where AI’s purpose is to provide an … Read More

The Biggest Challenge for Healthcare Education Programs and Their Leadership

Bob Sweeney, MS, DACompany News, Group Education, Medical Schools, Nursing Programs, Residency Programs

What's The Biggest Challenge for Healthcare Education Programs and Their Leadership

Whether you are directing an institutional training program or seeking to ensure the best possible care throughout an organization, there are many components to successful healthcare education, systemic continuing education, and real-time quality assurance. These components – onboarding incoming students or employees, maintaining quality curricula resources, testing practitioner knowledge quality, remediating struggling students or staff, and supporting continuing certification and … Read More

How to Create Your Own Medical Education Questions and Tests Online

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Build your own questions and test online with Med-Challenger

Med-Challenger has introduced new question authoring tools to its online medical education platform. Group program managers and educators can now create, edit, organize, and deploy your own custom questions – all within Med-Challenger. That’s right!  With Med-Challenger’s on-demand, exam-based question banks – and the ability to add your own questions – there’s no faster, easier, or more flexible way to create … Read More

How to Create Online Assignments: Program Director Suite

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how to create assignments with Med-Challenger for Institutions

Med-Challenger’s online group education Program Director Suite allows education program directors to issue online assignments to distance learners and brings back all performance data into a single view.  Program directors can track student assignment compliance and performance, compare results, and ultimately get every student to the finish line, well-trained, well-tested, prepared for certification exams, and on track for timely graduation. … Read More

Top 6 Issues Facing Medical Residency Programs Today

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Top 6 issues facing medical education residency programs

Medical residency programs and residency directors are facing a variety of residency training issues today. In fact, these issues have become increasingly intrusive and frustrating at all medical training programs for some time. Here are the top 6 issues – and actionable solutions to consider in 2019, 2020 and beyond. How do you close the gap and provide relevant clinical … Read More

Residency Training EPAs and ACGME Milestone Management Made Easy

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Residency EPAs and ACGME milstone tracking

Resident training milestones were created by the ACGME in 2016 to help programs organize training. Simply defined, a milestone is a significant point in development. For accreditation purposes, the Milestones are competency-based developmental outcomes (e.g., knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance) that can be demonstrated progressively by residents/fellows from the beginning of their education through graduation to the unsupervised practice of … Read More

How to Improve Residency Education Despite Budget and Bureaucracy Constraints

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Improve Residency Education Despite Budget and Bureaucracy Constraints

Increasingly, Residency directors find themselves without the ability to make prudent, timely improvements to their programs. Many residencies have had their independent budgets removed.  Most purchasing for HCA residencies, for instance, are made in the corporate offices, rather than on-site at the individual residencies. Numerous organizations are calling for the expansion of graduate medical education (GME) positions nationally. Developing new … Read More