Trainers' Week virtual conference April 18 - 22, 2016

Thank you for attending Cochrane Trainers' Week 2016

Cochrane Trainers' Week was a virtual conference that took place from April 18 – 22.  The conference was a series of free online events open to everyone across the Trainers’ Network and beyond, with  a variety of creative and interactive events happening to give Cochrane's Trainers an opportunity to learn, and to learn from each other.  

The programme from Trainers' Week is below and includes links to all of the sessions, with downloadable materials and recordings of webinars.

For more information, or if you have any comments, feedback or suggestions, please do contact us.


Programme

Training webinars

Meet the Trainers
Trainers’ Week opened with a chance to meet and greet other Trainers' Network members.  Cochrane's Learning and Support Department introduced the week and explained plans to continue to support and develop Cochrane’s Trainers’ Network
Download materials and info about the session here

Get Involved: becoming a Cochrane Trainer 
This session was for those interested in becoming Cochrane Trainers, with advice and information about routes to getting involved.
Download materials and info about the session here

Cochrane Trainer's Toolbox 
The Learning and Support Department are developing a toolbox to support trainers, including didactic exercises, worked examples, tips, checklists, reading materials.  This session gave trainers a chance to contribute and find out more about the toolbox.
Download materials and info about the session here

How to run a webinar 
This brief session gave a practical introduction to some of the tools and techniques for those interested in using webinars to deliver training.
Download materials and info about the session here

Presentation styles
This practical session covered the different types of presentation style that Trainers might consider to be effective for different learners.
Download materials and info about the session here

Cochrane ClassMate 
How can ClassMate, a crowd sourcing tool supported by Cochrane, help trainers in delivering innovative and exciting exercises?  This webinar discussed the tool's development and how to get involved in the pilot project.
Download materials and info about the session here 

Covidence: Helping your team get started using Cochrane's new online tool 
Want to know more about Covidence and how to support your team with adopting this new review tool?  Anneliese Arno from the Covidence team presented these webinars to tell trainers about the tool and accompanying training materials
Download materials and info about the session here

Methodological updates 

New Risk of Bias tools for RCTs and non-RCTs
Prof Julian Higgins gave trainers an overview of the new tools for Risk of Bias for both RCTs and non-RCTs, including an opportunity for discussion about implications for training.
Download materials and info about the session here [Access restricted to members of Cochrane Trainers’ Network as the tool is still in development.]

MECIR Standards: latest updates and appoaches for trainers 
What are the new MECIR Standards and how can trainers embed these in their learning?  Toby Lasserson from Cochrane's Editorial Unit explained the new updates and what they mean for trainers.
Download materials and info about the session here

Parallel Activities

Ask the Expert 
Throughout the week, we had a panel of experts answering questions related to being a Cochrane trainer.
Read the questions and answers here

Contribute to Cochrane Trainer's Toolbox 
Cochrane Trainer's Toolbox is being developed to support trainers with a wide range of training materials, including didactic exercises, worked examples, tips, checklists, reading materials. As well as running a webinar session on this, we also hada a virtual noticeboard up all week where trainers could pin their own suggestions and ideas. 
More about the virtual noticeboard

TaskExchange 
TaskExchange is a software platform that connects people who need help with their Cochrane reviews with people who have the time and expertise to help. Throughout Trainers' Week, attendees were able to find out lots more about this exciting initiative and how it can support Cochrane's Trainers, as well as ask questions and give feedback to its project team.
Read more about Task Exchange