Although good news for some and not so good for others, we appreciate the understanding of those who have, or are about to write the examination.
In early July emails were sent to all current learners advising them that the Comprehensive Examination will no longer be a requirement for the UBC Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) degree. Although effective immediately, Master of Rehabilitation Science learners who have completed all five, core courses prior to August 30, 2010 and started the MRSc program prior to September 1, 2009 are still required to write the examination.
When the degree was reviewed prior to approval in 2004 an examination was believed to be necessary to test learners’ ability to synthesize knowledge and skills from the five core courses before carrying out their major project research. While core course synthesis is still necessary, synthesis will be promoted and further tested throughout the five courses instead of the comprehensive examination.
It was with careful thought that we chose the cut-off as described above, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dale Graham, May 2008 graduate created a timeline and history Wiki for us. We encourage you to join Dale in capturing more of our history at the Wiki. Dale is presently an instructor in RHSC 581: Writing to Enhance Practice and an active participant in our growing online learning community. Many thanks to Dale for getting us started.
On January 31 Sue Stanton and myself participated in the UBC elearning Open House which is held each year and a great opportunity for those involved in eLearning to showcase their work. Our poster: Bringing Solutions to the Workplace presented the analysis of the 18 research projects completed as of November 30, 2009 which begins to support our claim that the research conducted by our learners develops processes for transferring new knowledge to practice and/or enhances rehabilitation practice. It’s part of the program evaluation research being conducted in 2010, the program’s 5th Anniversary. A copy of the poster can be downloaded as a PDF elearningOpenHouse2010_BringingSolutions.
Tony Bates dropped by to see Sue. He had helped her to develop the program. See what he has to say about our progress in the past 5 years on his great blog which we can only aspire to.