Category : Education Technology

ABSTRACT: Problem-based learning (PBL): getting the most out of your students – their roles and responsibilities

This Guide discusses the considerable literature on the merits or shortcomings of Problem-based learning (PBL), and the factors that promote or inhibit it, when seen through the eyes of the student. It seems to be the case that PBL works best when students and faculty understand the various factors that

ABSTRACT: Distant peer-tutoring of clinical skills, using tablets with instructional videos and Skype

To assess the feasibility and impact of using low-cost Android tablets to deliver video tutorials and remote online peer-tutoring for clinical skills between two countries. Methods: Nine junior medical students from Malaysia were paired with five senior medical students from the UK, who played the role of peer-tutors. Students from

ABSTRACT: Collaborative diagramming during problem based learning in medical education: Do computerized diagrams support basic science knowledge construction?

To examine how collaborative diagramming affects discussion and knowledge construction when learning complex basic science topics in medical education, including its effectiveness in the reformulation phase of problem-based learning. Methods: Opinions and perceptions of students n = 70 and tutors n = 4 who used collaborative diagramming in tutorial groups were collected with a

Leading Change: Optimizing Student Success Through Analytics | Learning Environments

Analytics in higher education is a major focus at many of today’s institutions. Many campuses are claiming the power of analytics to improve student success. Analytics provides the tools to assess, analyze, and change what institutions do in relation to students, faculty members, and the learning environment. President Michael Crow

RESOURCE: Amazing Ways Twitter Can Give Wings to Your Professional Development

Twitter can act as powerful and economical mean to give your students best and latest information on various subjects. However, a lot of educators just feel overwhelmed on how to make best of Twitter. Here are some easy yet effective ways Twitter can help in your professional development. Use Hashtags to

ABSTRACT: Educating the Educators: A Key to Curricular Integration.

According to Hopkins and colleagues, integration of basic science and clinical practice in the medical curriculum has been "incremental" at best, rather than transformative, in part because of a lack of focus on the individuals central to the integration-basic science educators. These authors maintain that those who lead change in

RESOURCE: Twelve tips for improving the effectiveness of web-based multimedia instruction for clinical learners

Using educational technology does not necessarily make medical education more effective. There are many different kinds of technology available to the contemporary medical teacher and what constitutes effective use may depend on the technology, the learning situation and many other factors. Web-based multimedia instruction WBMI provides learners with self-directed independent

RESOURCE: How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Here are our seven main findings and corresponding recommendations for creators of online educational videos: 1. Shorter videos are much more engaging. Engagement drops sharply after 6 minutes. Recommendation: Invest heavily in pre-production lesson planning to segment videos into chunks shorter than 6 minutes. This is the most significant recommendation! 2.