- 5 hours of asynchronous learning = 1 conference day missed
- Choose any material that’s on foambase (not on foambase, submit it to get it up on the site)
- 1 conference day off per quarter (4 maximum a year)
- 4 residents maximum can miss one conference (i.e. everyone can’t take the same day off)
- To have a resource (blog/podcast) considered consumed, you have to write between 1-3 multiple choice questions about the material (1 if less than 15 mins, 2 for 15-30 mins, 3 for more than 30 mins)
- Asynchronous learning must be completed and submitted (aka “cashed-in”) A THE LATEST, the day of the conference to be missed.
Step 1: Registering
Step 2: Setting your affiliation to sinaiem
Click onto settings and enter your name and Sinai affiliation.
Write your name. To change your affiliation to sinaiem, complete the survey linked and enter the code. Press save changes.
Step 3: Consuming blogs/podcasts
Consume media (at home, on the train, at the beach). To let the system know a certain media has been consumed, click the mark as consumed link.
To have a resource considered consumed, you have to author 1-3 multiple choice questions about the resource, testing knowledge found in the blog post/podcast. (if the resource is less than 15 mins -> 1 question, 15-30 mins -> 2 questions, more than 30 mins -> 3 questions). The first person to consume the resource will mark how long it took him/her to consume the resource, and this will be the amount of “asynchronous learning” time awarded for consuming that resource. The amount of inputted time is “honor code”, put a reasonable consumption time, this will be monitored.
Once you’ve written required amount of questions, you will be notified that the resource has been consumed with this alert (upper right).
You can tell which resources have been consumed by you because of a checkmark next to the box next to them. You can also up and down vote resources based on how much you liked/disliked them.
Have a question about a particular blog post/podcast? Leave a comment in the comment section and a Sinai faculty member will reply and help clarify any misunderstandings.
Step 4: Trading in Asynchronous time for Conference Time
To cashing in your asynchronous learning time for conference time go to the menu on the upper right and select “Asyn Learning”.
You will see you asynchronous learning dashboard with stats on how much time you’ve accumulated, how many resource you’ve consumed, how many questions you’ve written. If you have 5 hours of asynchronous learning you can trade that time to miss a conference. If you have 2 hours of asynchronous learning you can trade to miss one pre-night shift conference.
Mark the date you want to miss, as well as if you’d like to trade in 5hrs or 2hrs (for pre-night shift conference) and click “Cash In”. It will send you, Kaush and the conference chief an e-mail. This e-mail will contain a code (bitly link) you’ll use in the conference attendance sheet to account for your time. It will also have a list of the learning you did in lieu of conference.
The e-mail sent to you, Kaush and the conference chief will look like this. Note the bitly URL. Also Put firstname.lastname@example.org into your contact list to avoid the foambase e-mails getting sent to spam.
Copy past the link (bitly URL) you got in your e-mail into the conference sheet when documenting your conference attendance to account for your time away from conference.
In your asynchronous learning dashboard, foambase will keep track of which conferences (with dates) that you’ve requested off.