Tyler Walters, Dance
Martin Brooke, Electrical and Computer Engineering
This presentation will include elements of the several Dance/Technology projects spearheaded by Professors Martin Brooke and Tyler Walters: an online ballet dictionary and syllabus for courses Dance 66: Ballet Fundamentals and Dance 68: Ballet I – how it has been used as a learning resource outside the classroom; progress to date toward three dimensional dance archiving technology and explanation of its potential uses; and the incorporation of interactive dance technology into ECE 51: Microelectronic Circuit Design, and plans for future use of this technology in dance courses and student projects.
Ann Marie Rasmussen, Germanic Languages and Literature and students Joseph Catapano, Kathryn Crowell, Caitlin Gorback, and Jenna Hayes
Undergraduates from a German-language literature course will present (1) their work with the Simile time-line software and (2) their final project, the web-based design of a ten-day trip for Duke alumni to European sites related to the course theme: “Legends of the hero, Siegfried.” Students will describe the value of the time-line and web-design assignments for their learning in the course, as well as describe some lessons they learned from their work.
Brian Griffith, Internal Medicine
The Calling for Collaboration project addresses and studies the importance of communication in training resident physicians and delivering quality patient care. It is funded by a Graduate Medical Education Innovations Grant and granted an exemption by the Institutional Review Board. In our presentation, we will share the experience of piloting the use of smartphones by health care teams as an alternative to pagers and as an enhancement to communication. Team communication methods, safety, and devices will be discussed as well as ways to measure the success of such communication related to resident training, teamwork and patient care. This presentation will help participants identify health care team challenges and analyze communication best practices as one solution. The project team engages nurses, residents, faculty, informaticists, IT support staff, and GME professionals together. The undertaking itself presses the envelope of testing secure messaging and utilizing web 2.0. The investigators sometimes communicate with Twitter, store minutes and references in a Wiki, and post resources via the library web pages.
Duke Medicine Online Core in Clinical Research (OCCR): Customized Environment for Practicing Health Professionals
Steven Grambow, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Ensuring basic statistical literacy among the different stakeholders is critical to the success of bench-to-bedside-to-community medical research collaborations. This presentation will address the challenge of providing discipline specific training in statistics to geographically dispersed practicing health professionals. We will describe a customized online statistical education course that was developed for practicing reproductive endocrinologists planning to participate in clinical trial networks. Discussion will focus on the critical steps in delivering this course and will highlight best practices for implementing customized, distance learning environments.