Education by video

on February 15th, 2011

Damian Roland and colleagues explain how to make patient video clips for clinical education Most clinicians involved in teaching have contemplated incorporating patient video clips into their teaching at some point. Possibly beyond a short clip embedded in a slide presentation, to dreams of a bigger scale teaching package using real patient footage? Those who have tried often fail, as there are [...]

Renal tsar backs online tool to help GPs fight kidney disease An online resource to tackle chronic kidney disease (CKD) by improving understanding of the condition and progress made in tackling it has been created by the CKD forum, a working group of the British Renal Society. The resource is currently undergoing a revamp, to be re-released in March 2011. Work is [...]

As technology advances, it brings with it new ways of doing things, enabling us to enter a virtual world where learning can take place not just in the classroom or the lecture hall, but anywhere that you can take a laptop and hook up to the internet – from the coffee shop to the laboratory. Whilst this offers great opportunities for clinical [...]

Spotting the Sick Child shortlisted

on January 30th, 2011

Spotting the Sick Child has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s national Patient Safety Award in the Patient Safety in Diagnosis category. Further details can be found at Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is an honour in itself and we eagerly looking forward to the awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane on the 9th March.

OCB Media launches new website

on January 30th, 2011

Welcome to the revamp of the OCB Media website! Our new site was been designed to better reflect the more diverse skill set which the company now possesses – two years ago, with the launch of the previous website, we could not have imagined how far matters have progressed. Being able to switch the focus of our activities from a primarily CD-ROM/DVD [...]

What’s wrong with online learning?

on December 17th, 2010

Online learning (or e-learning) has enjoyed considerable success in many organisations as a complement to traditional learning approaches. Despite this, there are still misgivings amongst those who purchase e-learning courses and the learners who use them. What are the major complaints? • It’s content heavy and passive (too much reading or passively viewing media) • It’s linear • It lacks challenge and [...]