TLSS - Teaching and Learning Support Service

La gestion des comportements associés la démence

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The University of Ottawa belongs to a group called the “Consortium national de formation en santé” (CNFS) made up of other Francophone colleges and universities from across Canada. The mandate of this national consortium for health training in French is to provide Francophones with improved access to post-secondary education in French in health-related disciplines.

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Over the years, the Centre for Innovative Pedagogies and Digital Learning (CIPDL) has developed a variety of online workshops or the CNFS. The workshops are aimed at health-care professionals across Canada who want to improve their skills.

This series illustrates the communication and management aspects surrounding dementia and its associated behaviours.

Choice / Challenge:

Challenge: All of the workshops are offered completely online to health-care professionals across Canada who have very different work schedules. Additional challenges included multiple time zones and remote areas without high-speed Internet access. To overcome these challenges, asynchronous communication tools were chosen as well as multimedia that could meet dial-up access requirements.

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Approach: A modular approach was chosen to address the time management issues these health-care professionals face. They are stand-alone units which combine elements of social-constructivism and behaviorism.

Budget (low, medium, high):

  • Medium to high

Utilization of Multimedia (low/medium/high):

  • Mix

Materials and Media Selected:

  • Case studies
  • Self tests
  • Videos
  • Readings
  • Cartoons
  • Interactive activities
  • Discussions
  • Animations
  • Etc.