Mark Hagerty is an instructional designer, learning specialist, and medical editor. He has built online training programs that teach thousands of students. Many of these focus on scientific and medical topics. Hagerty’s work includes creating continuing education courses, editing scientific documents, and preparing customized visual presentations as the owner of Biomedical Writing Services, LLC.
In this podcast, Mark Hagerty talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Online instruction formats including live or recorded webinars, web-based training sessions, and other technology-based tools to teach remotely.
- Ways to design programs whether for professionals, patients, or the public.
- Tips and examples for organizing information, creating slides, writing text, and otherwise creating instructive and informative online programs on a budget.
More ways to learn:
- Mark Hagerty’s freelance business, Biomedical Writing Services. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him through LinkedIn.
- American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
- “Plain Language: It’s About Smartening Up, Not Dumbing Down (HLOL #179).” Health Literacy Out Loud podcast interview with Karen Schriver, PhD.
- To learn more about instructional design, start with these resources:
- Association for Talent Development (ATD)
- Learning Guild.
- Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) for developing Continuing Medical Education courses.
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Especially relevant to this podcast is Chapter 32, “Teaching and Learning.”