ac·count·a·bil·i·ty – a buzz word that often is used as a punitive measure. “We need to keep people accountable.”
However, accountable can be distilled to being responsible for something. As educators, we are responsible for what someone will learn.
That’s where accountable learning comes in. Where the education provider offers additional learning opportunities at different time points AFTER the conference or program. These touch points provide takeaways and a check-in to verify learners have maximized what should be learned from the program and to double check how the learner can better apply the information that was covered in the course.
With the limited time that we have for learning, the full experience should be optimized to help healthcare professionals learn more effectively, thus being accountable for their learning.
The inaugural takeaways from a program I’m involved in will be out next week – I’ll keep you posted on the response!