Author: Andy Hicken

Dr. Hicken has been an innovator in educational technology since 2006. Recently, he has worked with medical societies and other healthcare organizations to develop technology for performance improvement, psychometrics, and lifelong learning. He has served as lead designer on award-winning projects, including the World Anti-Doping Agency’s PlayTrue Challenge game. Andy received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in in 2009, and has conducted two Fulbright-funded research projects on media and culture in Indonesia.

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice

The new administration has introduced uncertainty into healthcare education. CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and with expected changes to that legislation, educational practitioners naturally wonder about the effects on their field. Specifically, the ACA’s drive toward quality of care has […]

Talking Performance Improvement and Certificates with MedBiquitous

certificates and performance improvement

No one involved with continuing education—not learners, not designers, certainly not LMS product owners—likes certificates. One of our best attended webinars ever was The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification, which covered a couple of new options for reporting on learning activities, specifically Mozilla Open Badges and xAPI. Watch that […]

The Certificate is Obsolete

The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE, and Certification We’re now in the third month of my webinar series, Managing eLearning: Thought Leaders. This month’s thought leader is none other than Andy Hicken, Director of Product Development at Web Courseworks and frequent contributor to this blog. Andy will be presenting about one (particularly […]

Using Badges to Drive Member Engagement

We at Web Courseworks are getting pretty excited about digital badges. Sure, the technology may be at the top of the Peak of Inflated Expectations now, but we are looking toward a future in which associations award their members badges for completing professional development, instead of PDF certificates. Our new white paper, Using Badges to […]