BeeEMR – throwing light on the problem
Using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in educational settings holds great promise but traditional approaches using sandbox EMRs present many challenges. A virtual EMR approach, with integrated activity metrics and learning analytics, can solve many of these.
There are many factors which make the use of a standard EMR structure difficult in an educational setting. We have detailed many of these already and invite those who are interested in exploring the challenges to refer to these notes:
We have been using a powerful open-source educational research platform, OpenLabyrinth (http://openlabyrinth.ca), for some years to create virtual scenarios for learning. OpenLabyrinth has been in steady use around the world since 2002 and used in a wide variety of educational and research programs. In versions 2 and 3, many authors created cases which were powerful but also had limitations.
Advantages of current approach:
- Powerful tracking and learner metrics already available
- Adaptive learning, rule-based branching pathways
Limitations of current approaches:
- Original OpenLabyrinth v3 cases have a static uninteresting appearance
- Cases based on Articulate and Captivate more visually pleasing but provide limited analytics on how they are used; predominantly linear pathways;
Materials for BeeEMR Project
General info page : http://openlabyrinth.ca/virtual-emr-for-learners/
Virtual EMR example cases: http://openlabyrinth.ca/virtual-emr-examples/
How-to create your own: http://openlabyrinth.ca/creating-a-virtual-emr-case/ –
Getting an account on the OLab Demo server: http://openlabyrinth.ca/free-trial/
How to import a case to work on your own example: http://openlabyrinth.ca/my-first-case/