The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is pleased to announce that the website This Changed My Practice, has received one of the three 2012 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Awards. The award is given annually, and is recognized by the Royal College to promote innovation in the development and implementation of educational policies or processes, administrative policies or processes, and education resources or tools.
This Changed My Practice was developed by UBC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and CTLT. The idea behind the website was to allow physicians to discuss ideas that had changed their practice and to share them with other physicians and the public. The website aims to deliver quick summaries of impactful clinical studies, clinical pearls, and practice tips relevant to BC physicians. The website was developed by Dr. Bob Bluman, Dr. Steve Wong, and Dr. Brenna Lynn, with the technical support of the CTLT Web Development team.
Novak Rogic, Web Strategy Manger at CTLT, stated that the beauty of the website is that it uses the basic UBC Content Management System (CMS), WordPress platform. The website has no added features, so anyone at UBC can create a similar website. The UBC CMS, WordPress platform, is offered through a collaboration between CTLT, Public Affairs, and UBC IT. The CMS was built to include the UBC common look and feel, and it enables UBC students, staff, and faculty to create their own websites. Currently, close to 400 websites use the UBC CMS. All you need is a Campus-Wide Login. Novak stated that This Changed My Practice is an excellent example of how students, staff, and faculty can make great use of the technological services that CTLT offers.
One of the greatest things about This Changed My Practice, stated Novak, is that it represents some key UBC values. The website encompasses the value of open knowledge for the world, and the advancement of professionals through their contribution to society. The website is open to the public, so anyone has access to the valuable information written by physicians. Furthermore, the website allows physicians to benefit from sharing their knowledge by acquiring professional credits for the posts they create on the website. It’s really a win-win situation, stated Novak.
For more information about the UBC CMS, WordPress platform, do-it-yourself clinics, and face-to-face support, visit: http://cms.ubc.ca.