Precision in Health Professions Education Scholarship (PiHPES) Project. Using big data analytics approaches, activity metrics to assess learner and system performance across multiple educational platforms.
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Feb 14, 2024
Topps, David; Wirun, Corey, 2024, "Published or Perished: thoughts on the publication of mediocrity",, Borealis, V2
Some of these points have already been touched upon in Discoverability of published objects(2) but to summarize: • Justification for publishing such materials: it provides a footing or foundation upon which others can build. Or avoid the mistakes that we made. • Also better than...
Feb 9, 2024
Topps, David, 2024, "Praxis report: a historical perspective on capturing clinical procedure logs",, Borealis, V1
More than two decades of experience in tracking and teaching clinical procedures, Praxis forms the central core of these attempts. Integration with other resources such as OLab and Clinisnips has been difficult to make sustainable. This report presents lessons learned and makes s...
Jan 23, 2024
Topps, David; Wirun, Corey, 2024, "Discoverability of published objects",, Borealis, V1
Many products of medical education scholarship have difficulty in being published through traditional, standard journals. These still fit within the METRICS framework that describes scholarly activities.(1) Just as is seen in standard research outputs, such as replication studies...
Mar 20, 2023
Topps, David; Wirun, Corey; Hosseini, Mahdi; El Hardhoum, Ismail; Cullen, Michelle, 2023, "Team-Based Learning and OLab",, Borealis, V1
1. All team-based marking schemes look at the whole team 2. None assess team member contributions 3. Global rating encourages the Cheerleading Coasters 4. Known problem with all forms of groupwork OLab contains a number of functions to address all of these problems.
Oct 21, 2022
Wirun, Corey; Topps, David, 2022, "xAPI Rostering Profile",, Borealis, V1
Rostering of workers or scheduling of learners. This was originally designed for a distributed medical education context, where learners are placed in community sites, according to their academic needs, and the program or site capacity constraints. The methodology underlying this...
Jan 3, 2022
Topps, David; Wirun, Corey; Cullen, Michelle, 2022, "PiHPES Outcomes Report",, Borealis, V1
As we move towards Precision Medicine, we should also move towards Precision Education, using data science approaches to improve our processes and learner outcomes. This is the purpose of PiHPES: Precision in Health Professional Education Scholarship. This is consistent with the...
Dec 21, 2021
Topps, David; Wirun, Corey; Meiselman, Ellen, 2021, "Activity data vs clinical data extraction from the EMR",, Borealis, V1
What is the difference between exposing clinical data and the underlying activity data in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)? 20
Jan 26, 2021
Topps, David, 2021, "TOTs: Teaching Observation Tasks",, Borealis, V1
Learners in difficulty, when challenged about a less-than-satisfactory performance or behaviour, are increasingly demanding evidence to support such an evaluation. Documentation of specifics, or lack thereof, is often cited when the learner objects or litigates against an assessm...
Nov 25, 2020
Topps, David; Wirun, Corey, 2020, "DYED: Donate Your Educational Data",, Borealis, V1
This is a collaborative dicussion document. You can comment directly at We need a secure repository to allow people to donate their data to science (instead of their body). There is a...
Oct 27, 2019
Wirun, Corey; Topps, David; Ellaway, Rachel, 2019, "BEAMER: Better Extraction of Activity Metrics from Electronic (medical) Records",, Borealis, V1
Design document for an open-source, open-standard web-service that supports extraction and translation of Change Tracking (CT) data from the enterprise-level database engine that supports an electronic medical record (or similar health information system), and makes it available...
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