I’ve been spending less time on The Clinical Teacher mobile app over the past month or so, having realised that I need to focus on finishing my PhD. Unfortunately, this means that I haven’t been able to put out another article in more than two months.
The Clinical Teacher is a mobile reference app (currently only for the iPad and iPhone but soon for Android as well) aimed at clinicians, clinical supervisors and clinical educators who are interested in improving their teaching practices. The idea is to develop relatively short summaries (5-10 pages) of concepts related to teaching and learning practice in the clinical context, integrating rich media with academic rigor. Think of the app as a library within which articles are published and available for download, and the content as being something between a blog post and a journal publication.
To give you an idea of the content that we’re looking for, these are the articles that are currently available in The Clinical Teacher:
- Peer review of teaching practice
- Delphi studies in clinical research
- Small group teaching
- How to write an academic article
- Assessing clinical competence with the mini-CEX
- Authentic learning in clinical education
I do have an article that I’ve been working on sporadically over the past few months, about using social media for professional development, and I’m hoping to send that to the designer in the next few days. But, after that there isn’t anything in the pipeline for a few months, which means that it’s going to be closer to December by the time the next article is ready. Which brings me to the point of this post.
If you’re an academic or clinician and you’d like to write something for The Clinical Teacher, please feel free to get in touch with me. If you’re not completely comfortable writing on your own, I can hook you up with a more experienced author to work with. Topics can be clinical, theoretical, ethical, practical or research-related, so let me know if you’re interested.
Note: Even though the articles are not free to download, I don’t make any money from this app. I charge the minimum amount that Apple allows and use the income to pay the app developer and content designer. However, if you contribute an article, you will receive 40% of the total sales for that article (Apple takes 30% of everything sold in their ecosystem, and the app developer gets 30%).