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MANUSCRIPT: Meta-analysis of faculty’s teaching effectiveness: Student evaluation of teaching ratings and student learning are not related

Student evaluation of teaching (SET) ratings are used to evaluate faculty's teaching effectiveness based on a widespread belief that students learn more from highly rated professors. The key evidence cited in support of this belief are meta-analyses of multisection studies showing small-to-moderate correlations between SET ratings and student achievement (e.g., Cohen, 1980, 1981;

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

ABSTRACT: The interrupted learner: How distractions during live and video lectures influence learning outcomes

New instructional technologies have been increasingly incorporated into the medical school learning environment, including lecture video recordings as a substitute for live lecture attendance. The literature presents varying conclusions regarding how this alternative experience impacts students' academic success. Previously, a multi-year study of the first-year medical histology component at the