Category archives for Research

It is a happy moment!

Designing Clinical Research Online for physicians and researchers at Peking Union Medical College Hospitals (PUMCH) resumed this week following the Spring Festival break. To be honest, it wasn’t really all that much of a break. There was a significant amount of discussion forum activity every day, and even though we had all agreed that faculty […]

UCSF CTSI Designing Clinical Research Partners in London, Beijing, and Shanghai

Thirty physicians and researchers at Peking Union Medical College Hospitals (PUMCH) and twenty-four researchers at Roche / Genentech in China are currently enrolled in the University of California San Francisco Designing Clinical Research (DCR) course. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF has embarked on an initiative to provide its flagship clinical research […]

Where Are We Going With Online Learning?

Here is an interesting post about “How Online Innovators Are Disrupting Education.” In fact, Education Department data from last year reported that ”students in online conditions performed modestly better, on average, than those learning the same material through traditional face-to-face instruction.” Other report findings include: According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, approximately 5.6 million students took at […]

Improving Clinical Research Training: New UCSF-CTSI Online Course Doubles as Research Study

August 1, 2011 marked the official start date for Designing Clinical Research (DCR) for Students and Faculty. The majority of scholars will assemble on Monday and Wednesday mornings in the traditional lecture hall at the Parnassus campus. Twenty self-selected learners will take the course completely online via the UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment, AKA Moodle. The online course site was […]