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RESOURCE: Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Across our client base, the consistent demand is to limit course length or to somehow modify the instructional design so that it’s possible for someone to “consume” a course in smaller chunks. As tablets and phones enter the workplace, we also see clients getting excited by “just-in-time” access to ePubs

RESOURCE: Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching

Students regularly drop out of massive open online courses before they come to term. For a professor to drop out is less common. But that is what happened on Saturday in “Microeconomics for Managers,” a MOOC offered by the University of California at Irvine through Coursera. Richard A. McKenzie, an emeritus

MANUSCRIPT: Language, culture and international exchange of virtual patients

Abstract (provisional) Background Language and cultural differences could be a limiting factor for the international exchange of Virtual Patients (VPs), especially for small countries and languages of limited circulation. Our research evaluated whether it would be feasible to develop a VP based educational program in our Romanian institution, with cases in English

ABSTRACT: The use of web-based learning for simulation-based education and training of central venous catheterization in novice learners

Abstract Both simulation-based education and training (SBET) and Web-based Learning (WBL) are increasingly used in medical education. We developed a Web-based learning course on "Observational Practice and Educational Networking" (OPEN), to augment SBET for central venous catheterization (CVC), a complex clinical skill, for novice learners. This pilot study aimed to firstly,

ABSTRACT: Web-based learning and computer supported collaborative learning for psychomotor skill acquisition: perspectives of medical undergraduate students.

Abstract There is a lack of evidence for the use of Web-based Learning (WBL) and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) for acquiring psychomotor skills in medical education. In this study, we surveyed medical undergraduate students attending a simulation based training session for central line insertion on their perspectives and utilization of

ABSTRACT: Perceptions of the roles of social networking in simulation augmented medical education and training.

Abstract: Simulation-augmented education and training SAET is an expensive educational tool that may be facilitated through social networking technologies or Computer Supported Collaborative Learning CSCL. This study examined the perceptions of medical undergraduates participating in SAET for knot tying skills to identify perceptions and barriers to implementation of social networking

MANUSCRIPT: Teachers perceptions of aspects affecting seminar learning: a qualitative study

Background: Many medical schools have embraced small group learning methods in their undergraduate curricula. Given increasing financial constraints on universities, active learning groups like seminars with 25 students a group are gaining popularity. To enhance the understanding of seminar learning and to determine how seminar learning can be optimised it

RESOURCE: How Cisco’s Learning Network Became a Social Hub for the IT Industry

Medical education providers should take page out of Cisco's social learning playbook. The Cisco Learning Network has become an industry-wide portal where IT students and professionals around the globe learn, share knowledge and find job opportunities. Cisco VP Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn says that the network is helping her company grow faster, particularly

RESOURCE: Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course

Maybe it was inevitable that one of the new massive open online courses would crash. After all, MOOCs are being launched with considerable speed, not to mention hype. But MOOC advocates might have preferred the collapse of a course other than the one that was suspended this weekend, one week

STORIFY: Online and open access learning in HE: MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models #ldnMOOCS

This one day seminar was intended for senior managers and policy makers in higher education, as well as other stakeholders and innovators in both the public and private sectors. It promised to: take a critical look at the critical surge of online and open access higher education in the US, as