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How are game mechanics in educational programs perceived by Millennials?

A team of researchers at University of Alabama in Birmingham led by Dr. Nancy Wingo recently investigated this question among 94 nursing students, many of whom were Millennials (born between 1982 and 2001).  This was a qualitative study to assess students’ perceptions of the game mechanics in a question-answer online game called ‘Ka [...] Read More

How to Plan for Long-Term Retention of Learning

I recently read an interesting article by Dr. Douglas Larson, a neurologist and educational researcher at Washington University School of Medicine, entitled ‘Planning Education for Long-Term Retention: The Cognitive Science and Implementation of Retrieval Practice’ published in the journal Seminars in Neurology.  I particularly [...] Read More

How to Improve Situational Fluency with Microlearning

We’ve discussed the importance of hard skills and how they create a strong foundation for high performance, as well as highlighted the value of soft skills for building strong connections and engagement within the workplace. Now let’s dive into the harmonious marriage of the two, which creates an even more powerful skill [...] Read More

5 Ways Microlearning Can Make a Difference in Healthcare Training

This blog was originally published in ATD’s Insights and has been posted here with permission. Healthcare professionals must be fully equipped to deal with an emergency, follow protocol, and comply with constant regulatory changes in the quickest, most efficient way possible. Most of the basic, fundamental skills needed within the [...] Read More

Can the ‘Spacing Effect’ Improve the Acquisition and Long-term Retention of Physical Skills?

One of the core components of the Qstream methodology is the ‘spacing effect’, the cognitive psychology research finding that training presented in small amounts over spaced intervals of time substantially boosts long-term retention of the material compared to massed training (AKA ‘binge-and-purge’).  I have conducted severa [...] Read More

Thinking FAST Leads to Learning and Development Success

This blog was originally published in ATD’s Insights and has been posted here with permission. The world of healthcare is ever-changing, and L&D professionals are continually on the lookout for the latest strategies and technologies to implement within their healthcare organization. Two important aspects of any L&D progr [...] Read More

Using Microlearning Tools as a Key Change Agent in Implementing Best Practice

It astounded me when I found out a number of years ago that it takes on average 18 years to Implement a new piece of evidence in to routine practice. I have spent the last 10 years trying to bend that curve. As anyone who has tried it knows, changing clinical practice and behaviour is hard work – our clinicians are always busy and deliv [...] Read More

Q&A with B. Price Kerfoot, MD EdM: Can Qstream Be Used to Teach New Material?

In a new blog series, Qstream co-founder and Spaced Education expert B. Price Kerfoot MD EdM answers some of the frequently asked questions we receive about how our solution improves knowledge retention and changes behaviors in just minutes a day. Have a question for our expert? Email us at marketing@Qstream.com. Can Qstream be used to te [...] Read More

A Look Inside Professional Development with Qstream at Winchester Medical Center

In this guest blog post, Bethann Mendez, Director of Critical Care at Winchester Medical Center, provides a detailed article describing her experience while implementing Qstream. Beth, a true innovator in her field, sought a cutting-edge solution to support her staff in achieving top patient care in a financially responsible manner. When [...] Read More

Q&A with B. Price Kerfoot, MD EdM: How Long Do the Benefits of Qstream Last?

In a new blog series, Qstream co-founder and Spaced Education expert B. Price Kerfoot MD EdM answers some of the frequently asked questions we receive about how our solution improves knowledge retention and changes behaviors in just minutes a day. Have a question for our expert? Email us at marketing@Qstream.com. How long do the benefits [...] Read More

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