Choosing An Approach To Evaluating Your Program

Programs – that is, sets of related activities with a particular long-term aim, such as training – are fundamental to clinical education. However, programs are often designed and carried out with little consideration of how their impact will be determined; plans for the program’s evaluation can be an afterthought. Since there is no single way to evaluate a program, program administrators and evaluators sometimes need help with choosing an evaluation approach on which to build an evaluation plan. This month, we’ll read, discuss, and apply a short article that reviews just two program evaluation models – appreciative inquiry and the logic model – and suggests how to choose one that will work for your evaluation planning.

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Target Audience

Health Sciences Clinical Educators including faculty, preceptors and instructors.

Learning Objectives

Participants of the online journal club will:

  1. Examine a research article relevant to clinical teaching and context.
  2. Apply an evidence based approach to a scenario.
  3. Discuss the article and case in relation to clinical teaching.
Course summary
Registration opens: 
02/26/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

The discussion facilitator will be available to respond to your questions and comments beginning March 11, 2019 until March 17, 2019.

To participate in the course follow the directions below:

  1. After you login, access and read the journal article and scenario information by clicking the Begin tab and then the Begin button. Click the Journal Article tab, open and read the article pdf then click the Scenario tab to read the scenario.
  2. Click the Discussion Question 1 tab to read and post responses to the question and comments.
  3. Repeat for Discussion Question 2.
  4. You should read and respond to the comments and questions from the discussion facilitator and other participants beginning March 11, 2019 until March 17, 2019 or beyond this time as appropriate.
  5. To see newly posted comments and questions click the Review button on either discussion question tabs or refresh the page in the web browser. 
  6. As this is not a live presentation your engagement by posting timely comments and responses helps keep the conversation fresh.
  7. The discussion facilitator may continue to, monitor, review and reply to comments periodically as appropriate.
  8. Remember to see new comments in real time: refresh the page or click the Review button in Discussion Question tabs.
  9. Next, complete the evaluation.

Continuing education credit is not available for this course. There are no fees for participating in this online educational activity. This activity is available for you to review prior comments and questions through December 2021.

Email stahr2@wisc.edu if you have issues accessing the featured journal article.

online
United States

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Mark Connolly, PhD

Senior Professional Development Specialist

Department of Radiology

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register to take this course.

The discussion facilitator will be available to respond to your questions and comments beginning March 11, 2019 until March 17, 2019.

To participate in the course follow the directions below:

  1. After you login, access and read the journal article and scenario information by clicking the Begin tab and then the Begin button. Click the Journal Article tab, open and read the article pdf then click the Scenario tab to read the scenario.
  2. Click the Discussion Question 1 tab to read and post responses to the question and comments.
  3. Repeat for Discussion Question 2.
  4. You should read and respond to the comments and questions from the discussion facilitator and other participants beginning March 11, 2019 until March 17, 2019 or beyond this time as appropriate.
  5. To see newly posted comments and questions click the Review button on either discussion question tabs or refresh the page in the web browser. 
  6. As this is not a live presentation your engagement by posting timely comments and responses helps keep the conversation fresh.
  7. The discussion facilitator may continue to, monitor, review and reply to comments periodically as appropriate.
  8. Remember to see new comments in real time: refresh the page or click the Review button in Discussion Question tabs.
  9. Next, complete the evaluation.

Continuing education credit is not available for this course. There are no fees for participating in this online educational activity. This activity is available for you to review prior comments and questions through December 2021.

Email stahr2@wisc.edu if you have issues accessing the featured journal article.

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