Importance of Titles

I noticed the other day when I posted video clips to Vimeo, if I used more descriptive (longer) titles, then more people re-tweeted my videos. This behaviour has encouraged me to be more descriptive in my titles. For example, rather than “Enabling Lock Rotation”, I am now using “Preventing your iPad screen from rotating”. The


In educational design research, improved design is achieved through multiple iterations of the design. Iterations occur at both the macro and the micro level. In this study macro iterations occurred at the program design level. With each new data point, the overall iFPD program design was adjusted to account for the new information. In addition,

Research questions

Looking back at my proposal, my research questions are: (1) How can iPads be used to support teaching and supervising residents in Family Medicine? (2) What artifacts (e.g. facilitator guides, facilitator presentation material, participant resources) support the implementation of an iPad Faculty Development Program (iFDP)? (3) What best practices relating to design, delivery, and evaluation


After the delivery the first workshop, the overwhelming comments were that the physicians wanted a resource to support the workshop. Seeing the information at the workshop was useful, but they wouldn’t retain that information. After much thought and consideration, I began the development of a website – but that format didn’t see to work –

Program Evaluation

Reading through Guskey (2002), I am reminded that I need to be asking questions relating to the structure and organizational support in my end of session surveys. Questions to ask on the survey: Would you have attended this workshop if it were offered on its own (that is, not as part of the retreat)? Please

Iterations and revectoring

So this project is re-vectoring again. The workshop schedule for Thursday has been cancelled. Already it had a very low sign-up rate – only 5 people signed up and one of them was a resident (I think one was a nurse). Then when the reminder went out two people cancelled. Things came up, and it

Initial Design and Train the Trainer

The initial design of the iPad workshops was based upon what we had learned in the Essential Teaching Skills (ETS) program (MacDonald et al, 2013). The ETS program used a train-the-trainer model for the initial role out of the program. Each of the units within the department were asked to send one person to attend

iBook update

My last update submitted to the iBooks Store was April 21, and it is still listed as “under review” (so two weeks). I think the next time I submit it, I’m going to change the category to Medicine / Education – as the next version will have medical apps in it. Hopefully that will improve