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
There is a growing need for research on culture, cultural differences and cultural effects of globalization in medical education, but these are complex phenomena to investigate. Socio-cultural activity theory seems a useful framework to study cultural complexity, because it matches current views on culture as a dynamic process situated in
Competency-based education requires individualization of instruction. Mastery learning, an instructional approach requiring learners to achieve a defined proficiency before proceeding to the next instructional objective, offers one approach to individualization. The authors sought to summarize the quantitative outcomes of mastery learning simulation-based medical education (SBME) in comparison with no intervention
Psychologists have previously demonstrated that information recall is context dependent. However, how this influences the way we deliver medical education is unclear. This study aimed to determine if changing the recall context from the learning context affects the ability of medical students to recall information.
Using a free recall experimental model,
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.
But there’s a big difference between watching a video and learning something from it. Videos are great for presenting visual information and emotional
If you thought that distance learning was a product of today, then you would be mistaken. In fact, the first distance learning program on record took place in 1728, when a local teacher by the name of Caleb Phillips advertised shorthand correspondence lessons offered by mail! By 1800, the growth
'5 Minute Medicine' (5MM) is a series of video podcasts, that in approximately 5 min, each explain a core objective of the internal medicine clerkship that all clinical clerks should understand. Video podcasts are accessible at www.5minutemedicine.com
The aim of this study was to investigate how well received 5MM video podcasts
Welcome back to the ArcheMedX blog.
Perhaps the primary theme we will explore within the pages of the ArcheMedX blog is that “the cognitive process of learning is built upon a series of natural learning actions.” If applied properly, these learning actions allow an adult learner to extract critical insights –
To determine whether a 2-year continuing professional development (CPD) training program improved first-year (P1) and second-year (P2) pharmacy students' ability to write SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timed) learning objectives.
First-year students completed live or online CPD training, including creating portfolios and writing SMART objectives prior to their summer introductory
Computer-based learning (CBL) is an effective form of medical education. Educators have developed recommendations for instructional design but there is only minimal research that evaluates these recommendations.
To evaluate the effect of case-based questions contained in computer modules on learning efficacy.
The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial in 124 medical students