Using a Personal Learning Network for Professional Development

Interesting video shared didnot know about tweet dock.thanks

ebmteacher

I’ve been absent awhile and its good to be back. I started a new degree program (Master in Educational Technology) and I just haven’t had a lot of extra time to do other things. Why, you might ask, am I getting yet another degree (will be my 4th)? When I developed my online course in EBM for the medical school I became very interested in online teaching which then led to an interest in mobile teaching which then led me to use a variety of tech tools for teaching. I realized I had no real reason to use one tool over another except for its “coolness factor”. I then decided I wanted formal training in educational technology. All this rambling is to set up the fact that I learned about educational technology through my personal learning network. I made the video below explaining what this is and how to develop…

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Do You Have An Unconfortable Relationship With Math? A Study Shows Most Doctors Do

Brilliant post

ebmteacher

If a test to detect a disease whose prevalence is 1/1000 has a false positive rate of 5%, what is the chance that a person with a positive test result actually has the disease? Assume the test is 100% sensitive.

Everyone taking care of patients, especially in primary care, needs to be able to figure this out. This is a basic understanding of what to do with a positive screening test result. If you can’t figure this out how would you be able to discuss the results with a patient? Or better yet how would you be able to counsel a patient on the implications of a positive test result prior to ordering a screening test?

Unfortunately, a study released online on April 21st found that 77% of respondents answered the question incorrectly. These results are similar to the results of a study in 1978, which used the same scenario. This is unfortunate as interpreting diagnostic test results…

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