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 Post subject: E-learning about Asthma
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:52 pm 
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The AsthmaSociety of Canada reports,
Studies have long shown that 60% of the 3 million Canadians living with asthma do not understand how to control their disease adequately. A recently developed online learning program provides individuals with asthma a resource instructionally designed to empower them to manage this chronic disease more effectively.

With support from AllerGen NCE, was produced by the Division of e-Learning Innovation within the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Information provided from the Asthma Society of Canada is presented in an interactive and animated format and a virtual guide helps simplify the most important learning points for the viewer.

According to Dr. Anthony Levinson, leader of the development team, the e-Learning module was designed to address the importance of educating the patient about adherence to treatment and working collaboratively with their healthcare providers to get their asthma in control. A key goal of the project was to promote the use of an Asthma Action Plan so patients are working with their physician and asthma educator to monitor their symptoms and maintain control of their asthma.

Dr. Levinson’s team includes Ms. Lisa Colizza, education design and evaluation specialist, and several technical developers and animators. Ms. Meridene Haynes, a Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) with the Asthma Society of Canada, assisted the team with program development and the formative evaluation process, ensuring its review by several asthma educators and the Executive Committee of the National Asthma Patient Alliance.

The program was launched on the Asthma Society of Canada website on May 5, 2009 in honour of World Asthma Day and can be viewed at .

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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