How to Design a  More Effective Educational Activity

How to Design a More Effective Educational Activity

To design an educational activity that truly educates, you have to begin with knowing how adults learn. Here are some tips from Marcia Jackson, PhD, president of CME by Design, and Kathleen Geissel, PharmD, CCMEP, vice president, learning design and measurement, with Medscape Education.

Why is it that, even though you conducted a thorough needs assessment, identified knowledge, skills, and/or competence gaps, and got the best possible faculty on board, your outcomes assessment reveals that your learners didn’t learn what you thought they would, much less put it into practice?

One possibility is that your educational design was missing a key element: Adherence to what we know about how adults learn.

As Marcia Jackson, PhD, president of CME by Design, a

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