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Category : Learning Models & Theory

ABSTRACT: Curated Collection for Educators: Five Key Papers about the Flipped Classroom Methodology

The flipped classroom (FC) pedagogy is becoming increasingly popular in medical education due to its appeal to the millennial learner and potential benefits in knowledge acquisition. Despite its popularity and effectiveness, the FC educational method is not without challenges. In this article, we identify and summarize several key papers relevant

ABSTRACT: Application of flipped classroom pedagogy to the human gross anatomy laboratory

To improve student preparedness for anatomy laboratory dissection, the dental gross anatomy laboratory was transformed using flipped classroom pedagogy. Instead of spending class time explaining the procedures and anatomical structures for each laboratory, students were provided online materials to prepare for laboratory on their own. Eliminating in-class preparation provided the

Understanding Attention and eLearning: A Primer on the Science of Eye-Tracking

One of the drivers of the original Learning Actions research was a concern that in learning, as in so many facets of life, our subconscious mind undermines rational thinking, decision making, and behavior; yet the ‘adult learner’ has been (universally) seen as fully competent, autonomous, and self-directed. The premise itself

ABSTRACT: Active Learning Strategies to Enhance Nursing Students’ Knowledge of Pharmacology

This article presents the author's experience using gaming and social media to enhance undergraduate nursing students' pharmacology knowledge. Although gaming may help with rote learning, active participation in gaming was not associated with higher exam or final course grades. Active participation in social media, on the other hand, was associated

ABSTRACT: Flexible competency based medical education: More time efficient, higher costs

The financing of postgraduate medical education (PGME) becomes an important topic. PGME is costly, and in most western countries is partly paid by public funding. One of the models that can help to reduce costs is time-variable PGME. Moving to true outcome-based education can lead to more efficient training programs

ABSTRACT: Resident versus faculty member simulation debriefing

BACKGROUND: Near-peer teaching is effective in graduate medical education, but it has not been compared with faculty member teaching in resident simulation. In this study, we sought to compare debriefing sessions of internal medicine (IM) intern simulation sessions led by academic faculty doctors with those led by senior IM residents in

ABSTRACT: Randomized controlled trials of simulation-based interventions in Emergency Medicine: a methodological review

The number of trials assessing Simulation-Based Medical Education (SBME) interventions has rapidly expanded. Many studies show that potential flaws in design, conduct and reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) can bias their results. We conducted a methodological review of RCTs assessing a SBME in Emergency Medicine (EM) and examined their

MANUSCRIPT: Computer model for the cardiovascular system: development of an e-learning tool for teaching of medical students

BACKGROUND: This study combined themes in cardiovascular modelling, clinical cardiology and e-learning to create an on-line environment that would assist undergraduate medical students in understanding key physiological and pathophysiological processes in the cardiovascular system. METHODS: An interactive on-line environment was developed incorporating a lumped-parameter mathematical model of the human cardiovascular system. The model

MANUSCRIPT: Is a Three-Dimensional Printing Model Better Than a Traditional Cardiac Model for Medical Education?

BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a newly-emerged technology converting a series of two-dimensional images to a touchable 3D model, but no studies have investigated whether or not a 3D printing model is better than a traditional cardiac model for medical education. METHODS: A 3D printing cardiac model was generated using multi-slice computed tomography

ABSTRACT: Structured education to improve primary-care management of headache: how long do the benefits last?

BACKGROUND: Our earlier study showed that structured education of general practitioners (GPs) improved their practice in headache management. Here we assess duration of this effect. METHODS: In a follow-up observational study in Southern Estonia, subjects were the same six GPs as previously, managing patients presenting with headache as the main complaint. Data reflecting