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Article Plus 5 – October 2017

Spotlight Article As patient needs evolve, the parts that create a functioning health care system often require a tune up. The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) believes an important part of the framework comes from interprofessional collaboration. This article describes their efforts in creating a travelling program that will help bolster these opportunities for faculty, subsequently improving health care […]

October 11, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to Use the Anatomage Table

The Anatomage Table is a 3-D, life-sized, interactive anatomy tool being incorporated in the some of the world’s leading medical institutions, including the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Utilizing it in your curriculum can be one of the easiest decisions you should ever make. Here are our top 10 reasons to incorporate the Anatomage Table into […]

June 14, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom: Enhancing Learning Using Interleaving Techniques (part 6 in education series)

This is part 6 in our 6 part education series and covers enhancing learning using interleaving techniques. What are interleaving techniques? Interleaving is a method that arranges and recalls information in a noncontiguous manner, making learning “systems” more efficient and reliable. Interleaving helps learners establish and use brain files for better retrieval. It benefits both instructors […]

May 3, 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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Article Plus 5 – December 2016

Spotlight Article What impact will the use of clinical simulation have on the future of our students? In an effort to expand interprofessional collaboration and teamwork, UNMC conducted a program that put volunteer students into high stress, high stakes, but low risk simulation environments. Read this article and see the notable outcomes provided by this pilot program. Article […]

December 14, 2016

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) – Muddiest Point

Why wait for semester-end evaluations to gather potentially useful information on student learning since it is often collected too late to help the students in your current semester. You can do it all semester long using Classroom Assessment Techniques! As a teacher, you might assume that the course content, readings and lectures have left the […]

October 5, 2016

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Best Books on the Science of Learning

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark McDaniel Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. This book explains why and how techniques like spaced repetition support better retained learning.  It also describes how “illusions of […]

July 20, 2016

BACKWARD Learning Design

What is “Backward Learning Design“? Educators BEGIN at the END goal, working backwards.  Here’s how: Q1.   How will the learner be DIFFERENT at the end of this course?  What should learners be able to think and DO at the end of the course? Q2.  How will I know they have CHANGED <at the end and […]

June 11, 2016