6-102 Education North
Research and Interests
Dr. Sharla King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Area Coordinator for the Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program. Dr. King serves as the Director of the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC) www.hserc.ualberta.ca. HSERC is a shared educational resource of the health science faculties focused on health science scholarship in team-based education and effective use of educational technologies, such as simulation learning environments using mannequins, standardized patients and virtual worlds.
Currently she is Project Director of a cross-institutional partnership, Interdisciplinary Health Education Partnership (IHEP), where the University of Alberta has partnered with NAIT, NorQuest, MacEwan and Alberta Health Services to develop, implement and assess three simulation-based educational modules. The modules are designed to target gaps/inadequacies in health care practitioner's competencies, particularly in relation to patient safety and interdisciplinary health care teams.
Dr. King has worked in the area of interprofessional education and research at the University for the past 10 years. Her research interests relate to interprofessional education and student team interactions, virtual learning communities, blended learning and simulation education.
King, S., Greidanus, E., Carbonaro, M., Drummond, J., Boechler, P., & Ward, C., (2010). Synchronous Problem-Based e-Learning (ePBL) in Interprofessional Health Science Education. Journal of Interactive Online Learning 9(2): 133-150.
King, S., Greidanus, E., Carbonaro, M., Drummond, J., & Patterson, S. (2009). Merging Social Networking Environments and Formal Learning Environments to Support and Facilitate Interprofessional Instruction. Journal of Medical Education Online. 14:5, http://www.med-ed-online.org/pdf/T0000132.pdf
Carbonaro, M., King, S., Taylor, L., Satzinger, F., Snart, F., & Drummond, J. (2008). Integration of e-Learning Technologies in an Interprofessional Course: A pilot study, Medical Teacher, 30(1), 25-33.