My Session at the ASAE Healthcare Associations Conference 2012

I have had the pleasure of attending ASAE conferences in the past, but my first visit to the Healthcare Associations Conference will take place this week.  Attracting around 200 attendees from the Healthcare Association realm, I am especially excited to not only connect and learn from others, but also to share.  On this Friday, November 9th, I will be co-presenting “Professional Development Portal Triage: Planning for Distance Education Success” with a client from the Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professions, Mary Martin Lowe, Director of Learning and Competency Development.  I’m not only excited about having an opportunity to share with healthcare association professionals the benefits of eLearning, but I am also enthused about how Mary and I have decided to present our topic.

Snapshot of Cards Created for the ASAE Healthcare Conference 2012

This session will go a bit differently than usual as we have developed a card game to use during our presentation, instead of the usual lecture-format.  I feel it’s important to walk the talk, as some may say, and this activity will promote a collaborative environment in which many people are sharing and active learning is taking place.  This game is presented in a road of trials theme containing challenges that must be overcome.  It is created for groups of three and will encourage these groups to compete while building the best common hand of “success factor cards”.  The idea behind this is that we focus on both successes and challenges in the online medical education internet portal and content delivery.  The title of our session is “Professional Development Portal Triage: Planning for Distance Education Success”.  What does triage mean in this context?  Well, Merriam-Webster says it’s “the assigning of priority order to projects on the basis of where funds can be best used, are most needed, or are most likely to achieve success”—and that’s what we are trying to accomplish.

Other benefits of using this type of presentation include it pushing participants to share common experiences.  From my own personal involvement and understanding of workshops, I can say this promotes lively discussion.  It is from previous experiences and errors that we can best learn how to be successful in the future.  I am enthusiastic about what this presentation can bring in regards to the development of online education products, and also for bettering collaboration and effective delivery of one’s own online learning products.

Managing eLearning is written by the Blog team at Web Courseworks which includes Jon Aleckson and Jillian Bichanich.  Ideas and concepts are originated and final copy reviewed by Jon Aleckson.