Background: The pandemic required educators to adapt their teaching methodologies and learning environments at a moment’s notice. At the University of Colorado’s Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (CIPE) we adapted our team report out methods to accommodate asynchronous participation from long-distance learners around the world and those with conflicting clinical schedules locally. Our challenge was how to include asynchronous learners in synchronous inter-team discussions and classroom learning. Originally, we utilized discussion boards within the Canvas learning management system to document team and inter-team discussions and the ‘like’ structure to vote on team products. Asynchronous learners were able to contribute to team discussion boards prior to the synchronous session and review classroom discussion boards after the synchronous team discussions. However, based on student and faculty complaints and confusion, we pushed ourselves to look for other online tools and discovered Padlet.
Description: This oral presentation will outline the benefits and lessons learned for using Padlet for interprofessional team report-outs. Padlet is an educational technology, or online pin board, that is visually appealing and easy to navigate. Learners can attach team products, articles, videos, and audio recordings for others to view allowing for inter-team learning.
Results: Padlet was an easy way to duplicate our team report out instructions for 20 different classrooms. These pinboards allowed for ~60 volunteer faculty and ~850 students to access, review, and comment on team decisions in real time and/or after the synchronous sessions. Padlet offered a way for our asynchronous learners to engage in our remote learning environment and a solution for absent students to make up the session and review classroom learning.
Conclusion: Padlet is an educational technology, or online pin board, that improved our ability to facilitate interprofesssional classroom report outs and engage our learners in inter-team discussions, gallery walks, peer reviews, and make-up assignments.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.