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Distance Learning Programs For Pathology Education, Bruce Fenderson, Anthony J. Frisby Dec 2008

Distance Learning Programs For Pathology Education, Bruce Fenderson, Anthony J. Frisby

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

In this article we describe the development of distance learning programs for pathology education at Thomas Jefferson University. Our first step was to create a one-credit computer lab for an existing graduate course (Pathologic Aspects of Disease, PA570). Students use this computer lab to review case studies, submit essays, and take weekly quizzes. A discussion board is used to publish student essays and provide a forum for class discussion. Examination scores and academic progress are reported online. Our second step was to add lectures to create a complete, three-credit distance learning course for pathology education. (Pathophysiology of Human Disease, NU570 ...


An Operational Measure Of Physician Lifelong Learning: Its Development, Components And Preliminary Psychometric Data, Mohammadreza Hojat, Thomas J. Nasca, James B. Erdmann, Anthony J. Frisby, Jon J. Veloski, Joseph S. Gonnella Dec 2008

An Operational Measure Of Physician Lifelong Learning: Its Development, Components And Preliminary Psychometric Data, Mohammadreza Hojat, Thomas J. Nasca, James B. Erdmann, Anthony J. Frisby, Jon J. Veloski, Joseph S. Gonnella

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

Despite the emphasis placed on physicians’ lifelong learning, no psychometrically sound instrument has been developed to provide an operational measure of the concept and its components among physicians. The authors designed this study to develop a tool for measuring physician lifelong learning, to identify its underlying components and to assess its psychometric properties. A 37-item questionnaire was developed, based on a review of literature and the results of two pilot studies. Psychometric analyses of the responses of 160 physicians identified 19 items that were included in the Jefferson Scale of Physician Lifelong Learning. Factor analysis of the 19 items showed ...


Development And Evaluation Of An Interactive Multimedia Clinical Skills Teaching Program Designed For The Pediatric Clerkship., Anthony J. Frisby, Lindsey Lane, Anna M. Carr, Ellen Ross, Ruth P. Gottlieb Dec 2008

Development And Evaluation Of An Interactive Multimedia Clinical Skills Teaching Program Designed For The Pediatric Clerkship., Anthony J. Frisby, Lindsey Lane, Anna M. Carr, Ellen Ross, Ruth P. Gottlieb

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

Background and Purpose: The physical examination section of a multimedia program developed to teach infant history and physical examination skills was evaluated. Methods: 71 students participated: one group viewed only the physical examination section (PX), one the history section (HX), one none of the program (CX). Physical examination skills were assessed by direct observation of medical students performing an abdominal exam and scored using a checklist at baseline, immediately after intervention and at the end of the pediatric clerkship. Results were analyzed using ANOVA with repeated measures. Results: Baseline scores were: PX 2.5; HX 2.8. The PX group ...


Using Computer-Based Case Studies For Developing Information Searching Skills And Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine In Patient Care Plans., Anthony J. Frisby, Daniel G. Kipnis Dec 2008

Using Computer-Based Case Studies For Developing Information Searching Skills And Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine In Patient Care Plans., Anthony J. Frisby, Daniel G. Kipnis

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

Since 1987 over 1,300 first year medical students at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA have completed a required Medical Informatics course. This course is the responsibility of the Library’s Education Services division. Designed to develop information-searching skills and teach methods for evaluating evidence-based medicine, the course employs a combination of self-paced online tutorials and case studies. The case studies in particular have proven to be a very effective learning tool. Course evaluations are consistently positive, with comments citing the interesting case studies and the effectiveness and appropriateness of the teaching method. This chapter describes the case development ...


Computer-Based Learning For Esrd Patient Education: Current Status And Future Directions, Jeanette K. Chambers, Anthony J. Frisby Dec 2008

Computer-Based Learning For Esrd Patient Education: Current Status And Future Directions, Jeanette K. Chambers, Anthony J. Frisby

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

Computer use in everyday life has expanded human potential in virtually every possible arena. In health care, computer technology affects direct clinical care through diagnostics, treatment, monitoring, and documentation processes. Patient care systems use computer technology to manage billing, scheduling, and multiple other administrative functions. Computer technology for education of health care professionals has been primarily in elected undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Computer-based continuing education for health care professionals has been available for at least a decade, but computer-based patient education is just now beginning to emerge as a learning options. This article describes examples of patient education ...


Developing And Sustaining A Web-Based Library Newsletter, Liz Mikita, Daniel G. Kipnis, Anthony J. Frisby Dec 2008

Developing And Sustaining A Web-Based Library Newsletter, Liz Mikita, Daniel G. Kipnis, Anthony J. Frisby

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

Before the rising popularity of the Internet in the mid 1990s, Scott Memorial Library, like most others, used printed newsletters to inform users about new resources and services. The JEFFLINE Forum, our attempt to resuscitate the Library's newsletter by employing the technical advantages-and increasing presence-of the Web, debuted in October of 1999. The fifth anniversary of the Forum seemed like a good time to look back at its evolution and to examine some of the challenges inherent in developing and sustaining a library newsletter.


Using World-Wide-Web Technology For Pathology Education, Anthony J. Frisby, Bruce Fenderson, Christopher D. Braster, Rodney B. Murray Dec 2008

Using World-Wide-Web Technology For Pathology Education, Anthony J. Frisby, Bruce Fenderson, Christopher D. Braster, Rodney B. Murray

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

In this article, we describe the development of computer-based learning programs for pathology students at Jefferson Medical College. These programs are authored using HTML (HyperText Markup Language), and are available to students on campus and via the internet. Our computer-based learning resources include scheduling information, course goals and objectives, glossary of key words, self-assessment programs and image-based case studies. These educational programs are popular with the students. We recommend the use of World Wide Web technology to improve teaching and learning in pathology education.


Google Tools: Google's Not Just For Searching Anymore, Jennifer Kelley Dec 2007

Google Tools: Google's Not Just For Searching Anymore, Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley

Learn how to use several of Google's free online tools and applications to write papers on the go, work on group projects from a distance, collect information from the internet automatically, and much more. After creating a Google account, attendees will learn how to set up a public calendar in Google Calendar, draft a document and collaborate using Google Documents and collect content from blogs and online news services using Google Reader.


Take A Deep Breath: On Not Losing The Turtle In The Technology, Marilyn R. Pukkila Dec 2007

Take A Deep Breath: On Not Losing The Turtle In The Technology, Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila

Understanding media messages and selecting worthwhile sources of information require the ability to analyze and deconstruct messages.


The Institutional Repository Rediscovered: What Can A University Do For Open Access Publishing? Dec 2007

The Institutional Repository Rediscovered: What Can A University Do For Open Access Publishing?

Irene Kamotsky

Universities have always been one of the key players in open access publishing and have encountered the particular obstacle that faces this Green model of open access, namely, disappointing author uptake. Today, the university has a unique opportunity to reinvent and reinvigorate the model of the institutional repository. This article explores what is not working about the way we talk about repositories to authors today and how we can better meet faculty needs. More than an archive, a repository can be a showcase that allows scholars to build attractive scholarly profiles, and a platform to publish original content in emerging ...


Introducing Learning Commons Functionality Into A Traditional Reference Setting, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2007

Introducing Learning Commons Functionality Into A Traditional Reference Setting, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

For the past decade the University Libraries at The University of Akron has been modifying and enhancing its services in response to changing technologies and user needs, as well as evolving campus strategies. Library efforts centered on service excellence and student success have played a leading role in the inclusion of a planned learning commons as one of the key strategic initiatives of the University. At this time the learning commons concept has been fully developed, while the proposed building renovation plan is underway. The Library, however, is utilizing key opportunities in the present to integrate learning commons functionality into ...