A "concept map" is a graphical display of information. As a visual learner, I am drawn to this approach to displaying medical knowledge. So in my talk on "The Hot Joint: Septic Arthritis"at a recent residency conference, I experimented with a more active learning approach to my allotted lecture time. I assigned each resident with a laptop a focused question to answer, which is displayed in green font above. They had 10 minutes to find the answer online.
After building a basic framework on a Google Docs Presentation document, I left the majority of the document blank for the residents. All of the residents received the Google Docs link http://bit.ly/ijMONm and had access to edit the document any way they saw fit.
For the most part, I think the session was fun, interactive, and informative, but it definitely wasn't perfect.
Lessons I learned:
What's great about using Google Docs to build a concept map: