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Buckingham launches independent medical school

Buckingham launches independent medical school | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The first UK undergraduate medical degree to be offered by a private university has been launched, and will begin teaching from January 2015
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Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August

Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google will start selling and renting digital textbooks through the Play store next month, in a move that could help it compete against Amazon’s Kindle textbook business.
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Cengage Learning Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Cengage Learning Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection more than five years after a buyout led by Apax Partners LLP left the textbook publisher with about $5.8 billion in debt.
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Elsevier Collaborates with edX, Not-for-Profit Venture Offering Interactive Study Via the Web

Elsevier Collaborates with edX, Not-for-Profit Venture Offering Interactive Study Via the Web | The daily digest | Scoop.it

It seems Elsevier have collaborated with a course leader to make his authored textbook available for free through his open course. What's the story?

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AMSA partnering LWW for key medical texts

The american Medical Student Association has partnered with WK/LWW to make available a series of key online medical texts, including 5-Minute Clinical Consult

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Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities

Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities | The daily digest | Scoop.it

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. At the moment there are several medical courses available in areas such as neurology, clinical problem solving, physiology and pharmacology. These courses come from universities including Duke, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, California, to name a few.


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Anatomy Flash Cards app by Lange for iPad and iPhone

Anatomy Flash Cards app by Lange for iPad and iPhone | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Anatomy Flash Cards by Lange are a popular study aid for medical students learning anatomy.
Recently, these helpful cards became digitized in the form of an iPad app, appropriately named, Anatomy Flash Cards by Lange.
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How a medical student uses an iPad for patient care and education

How a medical student uses an iPad for patient care and education | The daily digest | Scoop.it

A first-hand account of how a second-year medical student has incorporated an iPad into his studies and placements. A good overview of the features of an iPad that can be useful to medical students, as well as an interesting commentary about the effect on patient interaction when you take an iPad to the bedside.


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UCF med school receives 120 iPad minis

UCF med school receives 120 iPad minis | The daily digest | Scoop.it
IPad minis were on the menu at the College of Medicine’s orientation for its 120-member class of 2017.
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The Web's Best Stuff for Med Students - The Almost Doctor's Channel

The Web's Best Stuff for Med Students - The Almost Doctor's Channel | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Find The Web's Best Stuff for Med Students, Pre-Meds, Interns, and Residents. Online Video, Commentary, Continuing Medical Education (CME) and More.
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The paperless medical student – are you ready?

The student-information relationship: a perspective of its evolution Joshua James Harding, Warwick Medical School
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What I have learned from Medical School – 5 Tips for Med Students

Using medical representitives to blog

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4 unexpected benefits of using iPads in medical schools

4 unexpected benefits of using iPads in medical schools | The daily digest | Scoop.it
As medical schools have required their students to have iPads, the initiative has produced some unexpected (and positive) results.

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How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses

How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses | The daily digest | Scoop.it

Follwing up an earlier post about Coursera, this additional post looks at exactly what their business model might be. And they don't really know ... the capital invested now appears to be up to $22mn, but they're not quite sure of the mechanisms by which they're going to start bringing in the dollars.

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Open clinical anatomy course: Is this the future of medical education?

Today I, somewhat belatedly, caught up on the news that Stanford University will be running an open course on Clinical Anatomy as part of it's growing offering of open educational courses.  The fi...

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