Led by Brian McGowan
2:30-3:45 Eastern time, Wednesday, February 20
As professionals working in lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development, we have long emphasized the need to measure the impact of our educational interventions. Significant resources have been invested to make meaningful measurements of learning and change and to establish agreement on methods of measurement that credibly align with our planned objectives. These methods are then applied to query learners at specific times (and in traditional ways) to illustrate the value and impact of these interventions.
An emerging undercurrent of research suggests that directly querying learners as a means of measuring change may be overlooking a vast array of unknown, unexpected, and therefore underappreciated changes and benefits that result from continuing educational experiences.
In this session, we’ll examine emerging research that suggests the value of our educational interventions is far broader than we may understand and review research findings and the underlying research methods to determine ways to apply these novel methods moving forward. As an active participant, you’ll get practical examples of how to evolve outcomes methodology to cast a far broader and more insight-informing net.
This session will be led by Brian McGowan, a passionate advocate for the meaningful measurement of learning interventions.
Brian McGowan, PhD, is the co-founder and chief learning officer of ArcheMedX, Inc., a healthcare informatics and e-learning company.
Brian earned his doctorate in cardiovascular physiology at Temple University School of Medicine. While at Temple, he served as a member of the Heart Failure and Transplant Teams at Temple University Hospital and participated in nearly 500 human heart transplant and cardiac sparing operations. Brian completed post-doctoral fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery research at the Medical University of South Carolina and in translational medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. And for nearly a decade, Brian served as director for a graduate course in medical physiology at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.
Brian has served in various positions of leadership at Sudler & Hennessey, Cephalon, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer, Inc. Brian is a member of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (the Alliance) and served as the founding chair of the Alliance’s Emerging Technologies in Education Committee.
For the past decade Brian has conducted research and lectured both nationally and internationally on the need to drive innovation in healthcare and healthcare education. In 2012 he authored his first book, #SocialQI: Simple Solutions to Improve Your Healthcare. In 2015, the impact of his evolving research and learning models was recognized by the Alliance with its annual award for Innovation in Continuing Professional Development.
You can follow Brian on Twitter (@BrianSMcGowan) and learn much more about his work by visiting www.archemedx.com.