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My presentation for the Reimagine Education conference

Here is a summarised version of the presentation I’m giving later this morning at the Reimagine Education conference. You can download the slides here.


Open Online Courses in Health Professions Education: A systematic review

This is the presentation that I gave at the recent SAAHE conference in Port Elizabeth.

Open Online Courses in Health Professions Education: A systematic review from Michael Rowe
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  • I will be giving a short presentation as part of my contribution to the SAFRI session currently being held in Cape… #
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Blended learning in clinical education (AMEE presentation)

This is the presentation that I gave at the AMEE conference earlier today. It’s the results of a systematic literature review I did as part of my PhD, where I looked at the use of blended learning in clinical education. The abstract doesn’t give much information owing to the fact that I had to be very brief with my submission. The presentation is (a little) more detailed.

Here’s the abstract:

Here’s the presentation (better to view at, space is limited here):

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Social networks and clinical education: presentation at SAAHE

My presentation at the SAAHE conference is a more in-depth look at the same project that I presented at the conference in 2010. The key points I wanted to make were that:

  • Students struggle to develop practice knowledge because it is hidden from them i.e. they can’t “see” our thinking process as we reason our way through clinical issues
  • One way to externalise practice knowledge is by sharing experiences and outcomes as colleagues or peers
  • Social networks facilitate that sharing
  • Reflection needs to be facilitated and structured, otherwise students feel lost
  • Pedagogically sound teaching principles must be integrated no matter what tools you’re using

Here is the presentation that I gave earlier today:


Great Prezi on writing for publication

I’ve been doing a lot of writing this year, trying to catch for lost time at the end of last year, with the result that I’ve been thinking about writing a lot. At times, it had become more like getting through a list of tasks than the expression of meaningful ideas, which is why I really enjoyed this presentation by @thesiswhisperer. This was a useful reminder that there are many different approaches to writing for publication, and it gave me a few ideas on how I could step out of my usual routine.


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The use of innovative technology in clinical education

A few days ago I gave a presentation to our faculty on the use of innovative technologies in teaching practice with specific reference to clinical education. I’ve been using Prezi a bit because I wanted to explore alternative ways of doing presentations. Here it is:

Note: the percentages are the result of surveys within my department, and are not generalisable to any other population.

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