Distance Education

I learned about electronic health records program (eRecords) , telemedicine program (eMedicine), eLearning program (eLearning) when I attended the one day eHealth seminar conducted by the University of the Philippines-Manila National Telehealth Center (UPM-NThC) last October 7, 2011 at Pedro Gil UP Manila.

I have been in the practice of medicine for the last 20 years and into teaching nursing courses for 6 years, and the seminar provided me with information regarding the practice of eHealth.

Charting or Documenting is the process of making an entry on a client’s record. Client’s record has several purposes: communicating with other member of the health team, education, and research and for legal, auditing and reimbursement purposes.

Personally I have used eLearning when I had my distance education courses. In a way I practiced eMedicine , when I did Filipino health podcasts  and for sure I am would like to put into use a simple electronic medical records for my clinical practice.

Most of the attendees were young registered nurses and this is actually the right time for them to learn eHealth especially about eRecords: electronic medical record and electronic health record. In the years to come, all hospital-based practice will surely have eRecords as part of their system.

eHealth seminar Information

Dynamic Learning Program

by Anna Katharina on September 19, 2010

in Distance Education,Nurse Quad,School

Dynamic Learning Program, “Learning by doing” and ” Road map and a compass for learning”.

Christopher Bernido and his wife, Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido introduced a cost effective method of teaching science and non-science project called the Dynamic Learning program (DLP) in 2002. Their DLP learning innovation earned for the couple the highly 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

The Dynamic Learning Program works on the principle of “learning is by doing”, it is student-centered, it’s a system of teaching that focuses on student activity rather than on traditional classroom lectures. The set-up is 70% student activity–30% lecture/discussion, and usually national experts do the majority of the lectures via video. The students learn independently, because each activity is provided with a clear, learning target.

The student will try to understand the lesson on their own by reading the concept notes and by doing the exercises before the lesson is discussed and explained. Some examples of student activities are solving exercises, answering guide questions and copying notes. Each student keeps a portfolio of his work as a representative documentation of his schoolwork. This would later on serve as his reviewer and proof also of his performance in school.

For school year 2010-11, Arellano University forged a Memorandum of Agreement with the Bernidos to implement the DLP in all high school department and some of their colleges of the university.

As a college teacher for the past 5 years I am beset with student poor performance in English proficiency, spelling, poor grasp of vocabulary and comprehension. With this innovative strategy in the classroom, I hope this will enhance and develop students’ potentials in writing, spelling, comprehension, and reading. In the end, my students will be able to master the fundamentals and basic concepts of the subject matter.

Brinknotes’ EDUC Today

by Anna Katharina on May 17, 2010

in Distance Education,Nurse Quad,School

Hello friends!

I must have been busy with work as a teacher , medical practitioner, and student these days. As a teacher one never stops studying, I feel I owe my students updated lessons delivered in an innovative  teaching strategy. Teaching has been becoming my passion as I add years to my life. As doctor to my patients, a well-rounded and holistic approach to therapy remains in order.

For the coming days to come, I’ll be preparing for the coming school year. Especially a new nursing curriculum is in place and will be implemented.

My life in the web in now part of distance education blog and Brinknotes Educ today podcast.,Go Go see and hear us!

My purpose for applying to the DE program and my plans after completion of Graduate study at the UP Open University:

My career has always been involved with education. After graduating from medical school, I have worked with the Department of Education for 16 years although not directly involved with teaching students; but as a physician for teachers and students. I was exposed to a life inside the classroom. I did not stop studying. I had my Masters of Public Health in 2000 at UPOU and I was part of the second batch of MPH-DE graduates. I was aiming for a post in the regional level, but I had a change of heart. In 2002, I took up nursing for plans of going abroad and passed all the necessary requirements (CGFNS, NCLEX, IELTS, NLE). Finally, I changed careers; I left the government service in 2005 to go into full time teaching.

Nursing professors were in demand in 2005. I had this opportunity; I applied as a lecturer in several nursing schools. I have been accepted in all because of my master’s degree and my credentials. In 2006, I got tired of studying maybe because of the too many examinations that I took.  However two years ago, I have that inkling again to go back to school for a Masters degree in Distance Education. But, because of work schedules in the College of Nursing and my children going to college I put it on hold.

Now that my eldest daughter is applying for her master’s degree (MAN) and my son currently enrolled in UPOU, I feel the need to go on with what I like—studying and eventually teaching in an alternative way. I like to do new things and innovate with what is being used at present. I have been using the computer for the last 12 years and my children have been instrumental for me to harness my computer skills. One of the things I enjoyed most these days is blogging. Through this, I can connect with other people, teach, entertain, inform and share my thoughts.

This will be my fifth degree if ever I will finish the course, more letters will be attached to my name. But that is not the essence anymore. I just want to be in school again to know what is new and to eventually impart these to others. I firmly believe that a UP education still the best training I have ever received.  I thank UP for imparting to me what quality education is.

This time, during the course of classes being offered via distance education, I look forward to meet new people, gather new ideas and strategies to use inside my classroom, be exposed to a wide range of age groups, the young and the old and know about the use of educational technology. I hope I still have the capability to be proficient in such technology.

It’s about 11 years before my retirement; this will also be a way of preparing for it. Even at the comforts of my home I can still teach or be involve in teaching in my own little way via distance education.