There's lots of books explaining what learning portfolios are or should be. This one appears to focus on how to actually work portfolio activities into your courses and classes. Looking forward to reading it.
As pharmacy educators, we tend to immediately assume we'll be producing a "knowledge" focused video for flipped classrooms or eLearning. However, there are times when a motivational, how-to, or simulation video would be more appropriate for the content and provide an interesting contrast for the learner. This short article provides information and examples of the different types of videos you can use to meet your objectives.
I don't see color used very often on pharmacy webpages or handouts. Maybe we consider our subject matter as too serious to incorporate color. However, color can help with learning. A key point here is to use bold, not bright!
TUZZit is a online collaborative whiteboard that will help you to develop your creativity. It's the perfect tool for visual and design thinking. Through our canvas library learn new visual methodolgies.
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A variety of templates can be used to have students work together on projects or a blank whiteboard is available for brainstorming either individually or as a group. The site allows videos, checklists, images, and links to be added to the whiteboard while also providing an array of icons to place where you want. Both a free and a paid version are available.
In an era of evolving technology and changing health and health care environments, creative thinking about assessment methods and tools could be the driver for innovations that are affordable, easily integrated into education, and assess competencies at all levels. On October 9-10, 2013, the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education held a workshop to explore the challenges, opportunities, and innovations in assessment across the education-to-practice continuum. Issues such as assessment of learners and educators of IPE and team-based care were discussed.
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New report on health professional education from IOM. Is available free online to read or download as a pdf.
Excellent review article on how a pharmacy school in the UK has truly integrated their curriculum. Their modules involve faculty truly working as teams to build all the curricular components into activities and cases versus having different disciplines showing up on their different days to teach. Nice to see how the silo walls can be broken down.
While ever more schools adopt textbooks and student reading materials to digital readers like iPads and Chromebooks, some recent research suggests students may comprehend more from reading print. Middle school students who read from both print and e-books showed they understood more of what they read from the ink-and-paper book
As students buy fewer textbooks and utilize more e-books provided by institution purchase, such as PharmacyAccess, this needs to be kept in mind. Do we need to provide paper handouts of the key points? Should students take notes or create mind-maps of the key points to help further reinforce what they are reading electronically? There is also new studies highlighting the importance of note taking. Faculty may need to develop new approaches to achieve the deeper learning desired in our electronic device world.
Through the narration and illustration of photos, Clarisketch saves time and improves the quality of messaging using a combination of photographs and annotated commentary. Clarisketch enables you to quickly comment and draw on diagrams, map routes, photos etc and share it with friends/colleagues via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter or other social networks.
This article explains the concept of chunking and key aspects to keep in mind when using the process. We are starting to use chunking with our videos, using short videos that focus on one concept, with each video building on the preceding ones.
This is actually a company that produces option grids for various clinical decisions and sells them as pads for practitioners to use with patients. However, a useful educational activity would be for students' to prepare an option grid comparing two or more medications, designed according to common concerns of the patient.
Although we have a LMS that has upload capabilities for students, comments have to be added in a separate comment box instead of right at the appropriate spot in the document. This sounds much easier for students to share (since many now upload their document into the wrong dropbox) and for faculty to annotate and comment.