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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

ABSTRACT: Using activity theory to study cultural complexity in medical education.

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

ABSTRACT: Mastery learning for health professionals using technology-enhanced simulation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

PURPOSE: 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

MANUSCRIPT: Context dependent memory in two learning environments: the tutorial room and the operating theatre

BACKGROUND: 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. METHODS: Using a free recall experimental model,

RESOURCE: Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos

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

ABSTRACT: An evaluation of the ‘5 Minute Medicine’ video podcast series compared to conventional medical resources for the internal medicine clerkship.

Abstract BACKGROUND: '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 AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate how well received 5MM video podcasts

MANUSCRIPT: Use of SMART Learning Objectives to Introduce Continuing Professional Development Into the Pharmacy Curriculum

Abstract OBJECTIVE: 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. DESIGN: First-year students completed live or online CPD training, including creating portfolios and writing SMART objectives prior to their summer introductory

ABSTRACT: A randomized controlled trial of two different types of web-based instructional methods [Med Teach. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: 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. AIM: To evaluate the effect of case-based questions contained in computer modules on learning efficacy. METHODS: The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial in 124 medical students