Week 2: July 5 – 11
Facilitator: Sherri Voebel
Description: Higher education institutions across the world strive to provide equitable, inclusive, accessible learning environments for all students. The amount of scientific and medical research and the number of research articles published since 2010 has increased exponentially, compounding the research challenge for professors and students alike. Research in a disruptive time is challenging. We can no longer expect research to take place in a place such as a library. Research is wherever resources are distributed. This course aims to provide the student researcher or professor with a less stressful method of collecting, analyzing and systematically reviewing articles during the research process – thereby creating a greater student experience!
Educators must focus on a more inclusive and empathetic approach to online and hybrid teaching methods as we navigate pandemics and trying times. This is especially important as we have an increased awareness and usage of medical and behavioral science e-Resources to navigate. Along with an increased amount of information we must synthesize, we have a mandate to drive inclusivity and engagement with nursing, allied health, psychology, sociology and behavioral sciences. This course highlights a move toward electronic asset thinking. Moving away from research as a place – i.e. Library to utilizing library electronic resources more productively. Moving from collecting information to synthesizing, analyzing and managing information—more effectively. The trainer will model a well-focused research framework students can follow and imitate within CINAHL, PubMed, PsychInfo, AltHealthWatch, Abstracts in Social Gerontology and Violence & Abuse Abstracts. Students will work collaboratively in groups on group projects where they will learn to share, review and analyze information within the Rayyan.AI — artificial information framework. Students will research articles in one of the above fields, use clustering snapshots to review articles, compare results and synthesize data. Completed group projects will demonstrate successful engagement and learning.
The course aim is to provide a high-quality digital learning experience for all students:
• Limiting potential academic disruption if the course modality unexpectedly shifts
• Providing students course materials in efficient and accessible ways: Database, WebEx, PodCasts, LibGuides
• Giving students more flexibility, control, and options regarding when and how they learn
• Allowing faculty to engage in the process of building their courses over time