New training for Cochrane Review authors: the Online Learning Modules project

Topic category Information and communication technology
Date and Location
Date: 
Monday 1 October 2012 - 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 
Contact persons and facilitators
Contact person Affiliation Country
Amy Drahota (Contact this person) University of Portsmouth United Kingdom
Facilitator Affiliation Country
Amy Drahota University of Portsmouth United Kingdom
Marialena Trivella UK Cochrane Centre United Kingdom
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Ann
Last name: 
Dewey
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Portsmouth, UK
First name: 
Jerry
Last name: 
Collingwood
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Portsmouth, UK
First name: 
David
Last name: 
Tovey
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Editorial Unit, UK
First name: 
Tara
Last name: 
Dean
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Portsmouth, UK
First name: 
Miranda
Last name: 
Cumpston
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Training Co-ordinator, Australia
First name: 
Phil
Last name: 
Wiffen
Affiliation and Country: 
Training Working Group, UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors, editorial staff and trainers
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
1. To generate ideas to enhance the continued online learning and development of Cochrane review authors.
2. To discuss innovative approaches to assist with the continued upkeep and development of the Online Learning Modules (OLM).

Description:
In this workshop we will introduce a suite of new OLM for Cochrane Review authors. The workshop will then be run using the ‘World Café’ technique, of small discussion groups run in parallel, focusing on specific questions. Participants will spend 15 minutes on each discussion topic before rotating to a new table with a new discussion topic. On each table we will provide resources to help facilitate the discussion, and document insights and ideas. Discussions will focus on:
1. What further teaching and learning content should be incorporated into the OLM?
2. How can sustainability of the OLM be achieved?
3. How can the OLM be enhanced to promote personal and professional development?

Wherever possible, participants will be encouraged to prioritise their ideas, add to, and enhance the ideas discussed by others previously. At the end of the workshop we will hold a discussion allowing people to report back all the ideas and set goals for moving forward.