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Author: Faculty Development

Group Work vs. Collaborative Learning: Is There a Difference?

With a push toward student-centered learning environments, group activities are becoming an everyday part of the classroom. The goal is to create a more engaging structure, transforming the teacher from a lecturer into a guide as students work together to explore problems and learn. The collaboration of students creates engagement, commitment, and better learning outcomes. […]

May 9, 2018

Free Sessions: Self-Directed Learning in Medical School Curricula

Medical information is rapidly expanding and accessibility to information through technology has become commonplace. To combat information overload with the help of technology, it is vital that medical universities equip learners with self-directed learning skills. So as schools revise and create new curricula, they must now provide new ways for students to understand information — on […]

April 3, 2018

8 Tools for Amplifying Your Twitter Experience

On a basic level, Twitter offers you a no-frills interface to use. The base website will get you by, but there are many ways to improve how you manage your Twitter interests. Check out these great services that can make Twitter more effective and better tailored to suit your needs. Tweetdeck Tweetdeck gives a more expansive […]

September 8, 2017

The Power of Using Twitter at Conferences

We’re all trying to get the most out of attending conferences. Now, you can use Twitter to help you network, share resources, and even document everything you’re learning while the conference is going on. This quick infographic explains why you should tweet at conferences, how to do it, and what etiquette you need to follow. […]

August 9, 2017

Using Twitter At Conferences

Wednesday Wisdom:Learning Through Dual Coding (part 5 in education series)

This is part 5 in our 6 part education series and covers enhancing learning using dual coding. What is Dual Coding? The Dual Coding theory supports the notion that there are two pathways for encoding information to memory – one verbal and one visual.1-3  This theory addresses the impact of extraneous cognitive load on learners […]

April 19, 2017

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Wednesday Wisdom: Learning through Elaboration (part 4 in education series)

This is part 4 in our 6 part education series and covers learning through elaboration. What is learning through elaboration? Elaboration strategies make connections between different ideas, thus, helping students understand how seemingly disparate pieces of information are connected.1-3 There are a variety of strategies that can be used: mnemonics, rewriting, note-taking, comparisons, and self-questioning.4 How […]

April 12, 2017

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Wednesday Wisdom: Learning Through Retrieval Practice (part 2 in education series)

This is part 2 in our 6 part education series and covers learning through retrieval practice. What is retrieval practice? Retrieval practice is quite frankly quizzing. One of the reasons students request practice questions frequently is to test themselves. This has been proven to be an exceptional method for learning resulting in durable retention.1,2 How do […]

March 29, 2017

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