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Four strategies to find, evaluate, and engage with online resources in emergency medicine

  • Andrea Lo (a1), Eric Shappell (a2), Hans Rosenberg (a1), Brent Thoma (a3), James Ahn (a2), N. Seth Trueger (a4) and Teresa M. Chan (a5)...
Abstract
Abstract

Despite the rapid expansion of online educational resources for emergency medicine, barriers remain to their effective use by emergency physicians and trainees. This article expands on previous descriptions of techniques to aggregate online educational resources, outlining four strategies to help learners navigate, evaluate, and contribute online. These strategies include 1) cultivating digital mentors, 2) browsing the most popular free open access medical education (FOAM) websites, 3) using critical appraisal tools developed for FOAM, and 4) contributing new online content.

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Malgré la croissance rapide des ressources didactiques en ligne en médecine d’urgence, il existe encore des obstacles à leur utilisation efficace par les urgentologues et les stagiaires. Aussi expliquons-nous davantage en détail, dans l’article, des techniques déjà décrites de collecte de ressources didactiques en ligne, et mettons-nous de l’avant quatre moyens pour aider les apprenants à naviguer dans les sites, à les évaluer et à ajouter du nouveau contenu en ligne. Ces moyens consistent : 1) à trouver des mentors dans un environnement numérique; 2) à naviguer dans les sites Web de formation médicale en libre accès, les plus visités; 3) à utiliser les outils d’évaluation critique conçus pour ces derniers sites; et 4) à ajouter du nouveau contenu en ligne.

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Correspondence to: Dr. Andrea Lo, Department of Emergency Medicine, Humber River Hospital, 1235 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M3M 0B2; Email: drandreaylo@gmail.com
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