Event Title

Research in the Health Professions: Beyond the Obvious

Location

Melnick

Format

Keynote

Start Date

21-1-2017 3:50 PM

End Date

21-1-2017 4:30 PM

Abstract

Best practices, ethics, access, discrimination, and 'Tele', - familiar words but also promising categories for research in the health professions. Health Science educators know about the need for research, but when we move beyond the obvious there may be much that is not apparent. This presentation will identify specific trends, needs, and opportunities for teaching and learning research in the health professions. Trends are changing the way we provide instruction, thus best practice guidelines based on research are needed. Next, because there are many misconceptions about teaching and learning in the health professions there is a need for research to refocus what we do as educators. Finally, moving beyond the obvious into new areas is likely to produce opportunities for funding. This presentation will move from the obvious to provide practical suggestions for researchers—experienced and novice.

About the Author

Michael Simonson is chair of the Instructional Design and Technology Department in the Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Instructional Systems. He was inducted to the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame in 2016, was named into the Hall of Distinction for Fischler College of Education in 2013. Simonson has authored four major textbooks dealing with distance education, instructional technology, instructional computing, and instructional media. Mike has over 200 scholarly publications, and in excess of 250 professional presentations dealing with distance education and instructional technology, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s definition of distance learning. He is editor of two academic journals, one yearly convention Proceedings, and also co-authors a book series. Mike teaches doctoral level courses, chairs dissertation committees, consults for various organizations, and has been an active grant writer. Simonson was honorably discharged as a Captain from the United States Marine Corps (R).

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Jan 21st, 3:50 PM Jan 21st, 4:30 PM

Research in the Health Professions: Beyond the Obvious

Melnick

Best practices, ethics, access, discrimination, and 'Tele', - familiar words but also promising categories for research in the health professions. Health Science educators know about the need for research, but when we move beyond the obvious there may be much that is not apparent. This presentation will identify specific trends, needs, and opportunities for teaching and learning research in the health professions. Trends are changing the way we provide instruction, thus best practice guidelines based on research are needed. Next, because there are many misconceptions about teaching and learning in the health professions there is a need for research to refocus what we do as educators. Finally, moving beyond the obvious into new areas is likely to produce opportunities for funding. This presentation will move from the obvious to provide practical suggestions for researchers—experienced and novice.