ON DEMAND: “Learn One, Do One, Teach One” Learning Strategy for Health Informatics Courses (5 mins)

  • Sanja Avramovic George Mason University
  • Farrokh Alemi George Mason University


"The Halsted’s concept, where individuals are encouraged to “learn one, do one, teach one” is the optimal method of learning new skills in the medical field. A recent paper shows that this is still true [Khalid H. at al.2018]. Peer tutors who have learned a skill, used this skill in their clinical year placements, and then taught the skill to their peers have increased confidence in carrying out these skills. We use this strategy in several graduate and undergraduate courses, which are organized into these sections: 1. Learn one: online and/or in person brief interactive lecture. Every “mini lecture” video explains problems, including a practical tutorial on using a relevant tool (for example median calculation in a T-SQL database). Portions of the lectures are posted to social media sites. In one case (Intro to Health Information Systems), more than 400,000 individuals accessed the videos, making the course a destination site within the web. 2. Do one: Laboratory work, which include completing assignments, solving problems and coding during class time. 3. Teach one: Each student is expected to teach a portion of the course to their classmates by preparing a brief video using Kaltura in Blackboard. They select which topic they wish to teach, and they may choose any aspect within the topic. In course evaluations students rated this strategy highly, explaining the mini lectures allowed them to go over the difficult parts several times; and the Teach One which helped them to understand and solve practical problems and assignments."

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