Q1Information management for lifelong learning
Medical education has an abrupt transition from formal and organized learning in the preclinical years to self-directed informal learning in the clinical years, GME and in clinical practice. Very few students learn an approach for efficient self-directed learning. They often depend on case-based learning and are not aware of the need for proactive scanning to stay up to date.
We will provide a brief overview of the neuropsychology of memory and then demonstrate various technology tools that can be leveraged to develop an information management workflow to support effective lifelong learning. Using a detailed handout, participants will be able to practice using these tools to create customized feeds of information, process and organize these for cloud storage and then set up easy retrieval of the information at point of care from any web enabled device. Finally the participants will engage in a large group discussion on strategies for training learners on using this model to support lifelong learning across the continuum of their medical training and practice.
The tools and workflow would be applicable to any healthcare professional. While Prensky presented the concept of Digital Natives, our personal experience is that the Millennial Generation may be very comfortable using technology for daily tasks like communicating, they require direction on using technology for learning.