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CAIPE Centre For The Advancement Of Interprofessioanl Education   http://www.caipe.org.uk/  Site Reviews(0)
Founded in 1987, CAIPE is dedicated to the promotion and development of interprofessional education (IPE) with and through its individual and corporate members, in collaboration with like minded organisations in the UK and overseas. It provides information and advice through its website, bulletins, papers and outlets provided by others, and has a close association with the Journal of Interprofessional Care. CAIPE also delivers workshops which facilitate development in IPE and foster exchange and mutual support between members and others. CAIPE is a charity and company limited by guarantee and dependent primarily on income from members’ subscriptions.
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INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow   http://meds.queensu.ca/quipped/assets/IPE%20Today,%20Yesterday%20&%20Tmmw%20%28Barr%29.pdf  Site Reviews(0)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Learning and Teaching Support Network for Health Sciences and Practice commissioned this review from the UK Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) to help teachers2 engage effectively in interprofessional education. The paper reviews arguments for shared learning for health and social care professions in the Government workforce and training strategy – collaboration, substitution and accelerated career progression – noting concern expressed by universities and their teachers to clarify ends and means. Current issues are then approached from an historical perspective, tracing the development of interprofessional education since the sixties as one of several movements from which it is distinguished with difficulty. Developments that prompted interprofessional education include the formation of primary care teams, the introduction of care in the community, investigations into child abuse and, later, strategies to effect change and quality improvement. Examples are given of work and college-based interprofessional education before and after qualification designed to modify attitudes, secure common foundations and competency-based outcomes. Application of adult learning principles leads into theoretical perspectives, which inform the choice of interactive learning methods. Theories from anthropology, social psychology and sociology help understand collaboration and obstacles that impede it. The re-framing of curricula is reported and moves to determine outcomes as occupational standards and benchmarks. Surveys by CAIPE, the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) and others describe interprofessional education nationwide, complemented by reviews and systematic searches of the literature to assemble the emerging evidence base. Dimensions are identified, a provisional typology floated and principles formulated for interprofessional education. Priorities identified for future research and development in interprofessional education include: • Completing work to establish the evidence base, so far as practicable, from existing sources • Setting and regulating standards • Evaluating selected programmes • Comparing experience of interprofessional education in different fields • Preparing the next generation of teachers • Weighing the implications of National Service Frameworks • Building interactive learning into undergraduate interprofessional education • Involving university teachers in work-based interprofessional education • Designing a continuum of professional, multiprofessional and interprofessional education • Relating objectives for shared learning to workforce planning The paper focuses upon interprofessional education in the UK with reference to all four countries, but stopping short of discussion of policies and practices in each. An international review (Barr, 2000) can be found on the CAIPE website (www.caipe.org.uk) while the Journal of Interprofessional Care3 covers collaboration in education, practice and research worldwide.
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IHEIF - Building on the Foundations of IPE in Toronto   http://www.ipe.utoronto.ca/initiatives/ipe/iheif/  Site Reviews(0)
IHEIF Goal The University of Toronto’s Council of Health Sciences Deans (CHSD) is clear in its mandate to establish mandatory Interprofessional Education (IPE) curricula so that by 2009 all students from the Faculties of Health Sciences (including The Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Education and Health, Social Work and Rehabilitation Sciences) will partake in a curriculum that affords them the opportunity to graduate with IPE competencies. The approach taken by the University of Toronto is to create a curriculum that is theoretically driven, pedagogically sound, relevant to learners and faculty, and ultimately relevant to the patients and clients served. This competency-based, longitudinal curriculum design will include a mandatory core curriculum, complementary learning activities, simulation experiences, and a 4-week clinical placement where students will learn how to apply the theoretical concepts of collaboration in practice settings. IHEIF Background Health professional learners need to gain the competencies of collaborative patient-centered care from their university/college training. Hospitals and other clinical settings must provide the environments for students to receive role modeling of teamwork practices. Currently, much work needs to be done in both the educational and practice settings if we are to be successful in enhancing patient care in a collaborative manner. The federal and provincial governments believe that Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) is one of the solutions to assist in strengthening our health care system by influencing recruitment and retention of practitioners, improving patient care outcomes and enhancing organizational and system efficiencies (e.g., reducing wait times).
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The Impact and Effectiveness of Interprofessional Education   http://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/78718/003091.pdf  Site Reviews(1)
Literature review of interprofessional education
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A Preliminary Survey of Interprofessional Education   http://www.jdentaled.org/cgi/reprint/70/4/417  Site Reviews(0)
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to review the literature on interprofessional education (IPE) and report on a preliminary survey of the current status of interprofessional education in seven academic health centers (AHCs) that have schools of dentistry associated with them. There is wide variability in interpretation of the term “interprofessional,” and many barriers to interprofessional education exist including already overcrowded curricula in health professions schools, lack of support from faculty and administration, and financial constraints. Based on interviews completed at the authors’ home institutions, it was recommended that topics such as ethics, communication skills, evidence-based practice, and informatics could be effectively taught in an interprofessional manner. Currently, some academic health centers are attempting to develop interprofessional education programs, but most of these efforts do not include dental students. Of the seven AHCs investigated in this study, only two had formal interprofessional educational activities that involved students from two or more health professions education programs. Dental school participants in this study professed a strong interest in interprofessional programs, but many interviewees from other professional schools and AHC administrators perceived that the dental school was isolated from other schools and disinterested in IPE. Many health care setting models in the future will include dentists as part of an interdisciplinary health care team; consequently, it is important for dental schools to become an active participant in future interprofessional educational initiatives. Dr. Rafter is Associate Professor and Director of Predoctoral Endodontics, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, University of Michigan; Dr. Pesun is Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota; Dr. Herren is Assistant Professor, OHP/Restorative Dentistry and Clinical Team Leader, University of Kentucky School of Dentistry; Dr. Linfante is Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Director of Predoctoral Admissions and Student Recruitment, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Dr. Mina is Professor and Chair, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Advanced General Dentistry, University of Connecticut; Dr. Wu is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Periodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Dr. Casada is Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Prosthodontics, and Restorative Dentistry, University of Louisville. Direct correspondence and requests for reprints to Dr. Igor Pesun, University of Minnesota, 9-450B Moos Tower, 515 Delaware Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455; 612-625-3924 phone; 612-625-1496 fax; [email protected] Key words: dental education, interprofessional education
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Emerging themes: an exploratoryresearch project of an interprofessional education module for medical   http://www.nurseeducationtoday.com/article/S0260-6917%2898%2980003-8/abstract  Site Reviews(0)
This paper will detail themes emerging from the first stage analysis of a project that wascommissioned by the Department of Health. In evaluating the effectiveness of interprofessional teaching and learning opportunities for undergraduate medical, dental and nursing students, the project will also reveal wider institutional problems and opportunities in shared curriculum development. The research focuses on an existing Community Module within the medical and dental curriculum, which has incorporated BSc nursing students. Based on pre-module focus groups, semi-structured interviews and an extract from a reflective project diary, the paper will describe the emerging themes of personal interest to the researchers concerning student perceptions and expectations of their shared learning. This early data suggests that in their first term at college, the students reveal inconsistencies in their stereotypical attitudes towards the ‘status’ of their intended professions. They also demonstrate attitudes that challenge traditional views. The students also offer similar discrepancies in their views on the value of interprofessional learning. It would be premature to draw any firm conclusions from this preliminary analysis of selected data. However, the analysis provides early evidence of the key cultural, professional and institutional issues central to the planning and implementation of interprofessional curricula.
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Interprofessional education: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes (Review)   http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD002213/image_n/CD002213_abstract.pdf  Site Reviews(0)
Training health and social care professionals to work together effectively Health and social care professionals, such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and social workers, need to work together effectively to take care of patients effectively. Unfortunately, professionals may not always work well together. Training and educational programmes have been developed as a possible way to improve how professionals work together to take care of patients. Interprofessional education (IPE) is any type of educational, training, teaching or learning session in which two or more health and social care professions are learning interactively. This review found six studies that evaluated the effects of IPE. Four of these studies found that IPE improved some ways in how professionals worked together and the care they provided. It improved the working culture in an emergency department and patient satisfaction; decreased errors in an emergency department; improved themanagement of the care delivered to domestic violence victims; and improved the knowledge and skills of professionals providing care to mental health patients. But two of those four studies also found that IPE had little to no effect on other areas. Two other studies found that IPE had little to no effect at all. The studies evaluated different types of IPE and were not of high quality. It is, therefore, difficult to be certain about the effect of IPE and to understand the key features of IPE to train health and social care professionals to work together effectively. Interprofessional education:
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Interupting High School and Returning to Education     Site Reviews(0)
The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) is an ongoing initiative of the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnershp between Statistics Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to provide a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada. This fact sheet reports on the proportion of young adults who have left high school without a diploma and, among them, the proportions who have returned to obtain a high -school diploma and who progressed to postsecondary education. It presents data for Canada and the provinces from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS).
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Issues In Higher Education   http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/  Site Reviews(0)
The Americian Association of University Professors addresses a wide variety of issues in higher education as we work to safeguard academic freedom and quality higher education.
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Ice Breakers   http://adulted.about.com/od/icebreakers/Ice_Breakers.htm  Site Reviews(0)
Check out the top 10 ice breakers of 2009. Three times a year, people flock to the Continuing Education site for ice breakers that will make the first day of class exciting. Any day of class, really. Find out which ice breakers they chose as the top 10 of 2009.
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Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning   http://journal.elnet.com.au/index.php/impact/index  Site Reviews(0)
Impact has been established to address the paucity of research publication avenues with a particular emphasis on e-learning in organisational and workplace settings. It publishes both refereed and non-refereed contributions from both researchers and practitioners relating to the design, implementation, evaluation and management of workplace e-learning across a range of sectors and industries. One special issue will be published in the journal's first year of operation (2009). This will increase to two issues in 2010, followed by quarterly publication in 2011 and subsequent years. Articles in the first (inaugural) issue will be freely available electronically to the general public as soon as they are published; thereafter, the journal will adopt a delayed open access model, whereby issues published within the last six months will be restricted to viewing by paid subscribers, including financial members of ElNet, while all other content is accessible free-of-charge.
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Inside Higher Ed   http://www.insidehighered.com/home  Site Reviews(0)
Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. Whether you're an adjunct or a vice president, a grad student or an eminence grise, we've got what you need to thrive in your job or find a better one: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article, practical career columns, and a powerful suite of tools to help higher education professionals get jobs and colleges identify and hire employees. Inside Higher Ed was founded in 2004 by three executives with decades of expertise in higher education journalism and recruitment. We believed that higher education was evolving quickly and radically, and that the time was right for new models of providing information and career services for professionals in academe.
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Institutional Change   http://www.aacu.org/resources/institutionalchange/index.cfm  Site Reviews(0)
AAC&U initiatives and resources are designed to strengthen campus leadership--across traditional boundaries--to align campus expectations, resources, and reward systems with practices that raise the level of student engagement and accomplishment in liberal learning. AAC&U is strongly commited to faculty as key educational leaders and works to strengthen faculty engagement, leadership, and rewards. AAC&U encourages faculty members to develop institutional perspectives and capacities, and works to assist academic leaders, including both faculty members and administrators, as they collaborate to create institutions that are educationally principled, effective, and accountable.
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Institutional Research Issues   http://www.airweb.org/page.asp?page=309  Site Reviews(0)
A great resource for Institutional Resource Issues. There are thousands of links for you.
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Impact of Technology on Student Achievement   http://images.apple.com/education/research/pdf/EduResearchFSv2.pdf  Site Reviews(0)

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Instructional Technology Research Online   http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwitr/  Site Reviews(0)
InTRO is dedicated to providing professionals in the field of Instructional Technology with an electronic forum to disseminate, discuss, and advance research in Instructional Technology and related fields. InTRO takes advantage of the versatility of electronic communications to widely disseminate a broad range of works in a variety of media through fast, convenient, and accessible methods. This communication is intended to keep professionals in Instructional Technology and related fields informed, while providing researchers a forum in which they may receive critical and constructive feedback on their work.
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International Centre for Educational Exchange   http://fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/%7Eicec/  Site Reviews(0)
The International Centre for Educational Change is a group of scholars and field developers within the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, who work together to investigate, initiate, support and speak out with integrity and authority on changes and reforms in education, locally, nationally and across the world."
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International Education Indicators   http://umanitoba.ca/outreach/csshe/Resources/resources.html  Site Reviews(0)
With the emergence and growth of the global economy, policymakers and educators have turned to international comparisons to assess how well national systems of education are performing. These comparisons shed light on a host of policy issues, from access to education and equity of resources to the quality of school outputs. They provide policymakers with benchmarks to assess their systems' performances, and to identify potential strategies to improve student achievement and system outputs. Education Indicators: An International Perspective is a compilation of indicators from a multitude of data sources which provides a rich array of information on the current state of education internationally. They are intended to provide snapshots of the U.S. education system in comparison to systems in countries around the world. Many of the indicators include comparisons between the United States and other industrialized nations with large economies - particularly those that are viewed as our major economic competitors, for example, the Group of Eight (G8) countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The data presented in these indicators are compiled from recent NCES international reports and surveys: G8 Indicator Reports Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
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Internet Archieve Wayback Machine   http://www.archive.org/index.php  Site Reviews(0)
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
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Inovate   http://innovateonline.info/index.php?  Site Reviews(0)
Journal of Online Education. Innovate is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed online periodical (ISSN 1552-3233) published by the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. The journal focuses on the creative use of information technology (IT) to enhance educational processes in academic, commercial, and governmental settings. Our basic assumption is that innovative uses of technology in one sector can inform innovative uses of technology in each of the other sectors. We welcome submissions from a wide community of practitioners—from professors, teachers, trainers, and support specialists to program administrators, software designers, and leaders in the information technology industry. Articles generally fall into one of the following categories: Applied Research and Advanced Practice: Description of a technological innovation and its implementation, even in pilot form, and the provision of evidence that lends credence to its practicality and value. The topic may be large in scale (e.g., a technology tool tested at 10 institutions) or more limited in scope (e.g., a technology tool employed in a science class or in a corporate training program). Example: "Effective Technology Integration in Teacher Education: A Comparative Study of Six Programs." Development: Information on the newest IT educational projects, programs, tools, and trends. Example: "Web Publishing for the Individual, Not the Enterprise." Commentary: Critical reflections on the changing nature of teaching, learning, and training with IT in the 21st century. Example: "Experiencing Knowledge." Ideas to Watch: Concept descriptions that point to important new directions for research, product, and process development. Example: "Video Game Studies and the Emerging Instructional Revolution." Innovate also features a regular column by Stephen Downes. In Places to Go, Downes points readers to Web sites that feature creative uses of information technology in teaching and learning in all sectors of education. If you would like to suggest a site for review, send your nomination to [email protected] Innovate is dedicated to presenting articles via the most dynamic, interactive technology that is available. For each article, the journal provides an interactive webcast that connects authors and readers; a "discuss" feature that allows readers to post comments about the topic or article and respond to the comments of others; a "read-related" feature that links visitors to articles on similar topics; an "easy print" function; and a forwarding option that allows readers to share the article with colleagues. Innovate also offers an RSS (really simple syndication) feed as well as Innovate-Live forums hosted by our partner, ULiveandLearn. The forums currently serve as an experimental call for papers: Interested participants discuss a specific forum topic, present manuscript ideas related to it, and comment on manuscripts already submitted for publication consideration. (The current forum focuses on ePortfolios.)
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INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections   http://infomine.ucr.edu/  Site Reviews(0)
The INFOMINE site has been compiled by librarians and is a Web resource featuring access to university level research and educational tools on the Internet. This site provides a variety of databases; guides to the Internet in most disciplines; textbooks; conference proceedings; and journals. Subject areas include biology, agriculture, and medicine; government information; social science and humanities; physical science, engineering, and mathematics; Internet tools; maps and geography; visual/performing arts; and instructional materials.
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The Illinois Online Network (ION)   http://www.mvcr.org/  Site Reviews(0)
A partnership between the University of Illinois and forty-eight community colleges in Illinois to provide faculty development in the area of technology-enhanced and online teaching and learning for community college faculty.
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Institute for Community College Research   http://www.sunybroome.edu/iccr/  Site Reviews(0)
The ICCR is a not-for-profit research organization administered by the BCC-Foundation for the benefit of Broome Community College. Its purpose is to assist the college in its educational mission by conducting research on the educational process at the college or at other schools for comparative purposes. To that end the Institute shall: Assist the college in the development of information which will facilitate research studies focused on the mission, outcomes and financing of the community college. Sponsor research conducted both by persons on campus and persons off campus. Publish and disseminate its research findings. Establish a special collection in the college library which contains relevant research literature.
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Institute for Community College Development   http://www.iccd.cornell.edu/iccd/index.html  Site Reviews(0)
The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD), a partnership between the State University of New York and Cornell University, provides leadership development programs, consulting services, and applied research grant support for community college CEOs, administrators, faculty and trustees nation-wide.
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International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning   http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl  Site Reviews(0)
A refereed e-journal to advance research,theory and best practice in open and istance learning worldwide.
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