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2015

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University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Integrating External Resources Into Health Informatics And Computing Instruction: Emerging Roles For Librarians And Information Professionals, Daina R. Bouquin, Michael E. Bales Apr 2015

Integrating External Resources Into Health Informatics And Computing Instruction: Emerging Roles For Librarians And Information Professionals, Daina R. Bouquin, Michael E. Bales

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Background: In informatics courses, instructors often present materials in a didactic, module-by-module fashion; however, they may not readily integrate outside materials to facilitate learning. This may be due to a lack of time or expertise in identifying appropriate external resources. Librarians are uniquely suited to address this gap.

Setting/Participants: A librarian (D.B.) and a digital curation fellow (M.B.) taught a graduate level course on computational methods in health informatics. Students were mainly from basic science and informatics programs and had varying levels of computational experience.

Purpose: The objective of the course was to promote critical thinking about ...