The Metaverse: Higher Education

This post by The Conversation provides an insight into the potential future of education and immersive learning in the virtual reality world. An interesting aspect of this approach is how monitisation of education may also change in the future. Article: Preston, J. (2021). Facebook, the Metaverse and the Monetisation of Higher Education. The Conversation.  By…

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Yearly Summary Stats (2021)

As part of open access and transparency, here is a performance summary of our blog. The blog remains a free open access resource for anyone interested in nursing education theory. Last years big challenge was finding time to write posts around full time shift work (50:50 split 12 hr day-night shifts), studying for PhD and…

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The Nurse Educator in COVID-19

The healthcare system has been thoroughly tested during the COVID-19 but this months jounral club article looks at the nurse educators demonstration of agility in adjusting to the rapid changes to the the education which they were required to deliver. Results to note: Reported significant occupational and psychological impacts, but also some unexpected positives and…

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Design tips for online teaching – get your slides right

This amazing resource By Don’t Forget The Bubbles: Top 10 slide design tips for online teaching – get your slides right. A nice refresher for presentations to “make you slides pop’. Resource Mayer, R. E. (2005). Cognitive theory of multimedia learning. The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning, 41, 31-48.

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The Huddle: A Coaching Podcast for Medical Educators

This weeks educators resource to try is The Huddle: A Coaching Podcast for Medical Educators About: “The Huddle is a dynamic and informative podcast where we discuss coaching within medicine’s professional culture. Each episode you’ll hear from a variety of experts and guests who will share their stories, successes, and setbacks providing and receiving coaching.…

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Towards a Theory of Online Learning

This weeks education journal club articles are by Professor Terry Anderson from Athabasca University , Canada and the focus is all around looking at developing our skills in the creation of online education resources. Some key areas to focus on are the 6 types of education interation and the model of online learning: Student-Content Student-Teacher…

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Will This Be On The Test?

Journal Club Article: Godin, S. (2016). Will this be on the test: Rethinking online education. The Startup. Step 1: Read the journal club article above Step 2: Consider the courses you run or about to develop and is there any potential for change in how you would like to deliver them? Step 3: What are…

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Play Your Way To Curious

This gaming resource blends the fields of education, psychology and interactive visualisation to spark curiosity and cultivate relaxed alertness. For the educator the interesting aspects are the background work on looking at the learning environment and how humans interact with immersive technology. Nuro: an online experience that helps users reach an open, curious mindset known…

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Virtual Communities of Practice (vCoP)

Physical isolation need not be the end of partaking in shared human endeavour. Technology platforms, including social media can provide learning and sharing in a social process through online communities of practice, also known as vCoP’s. This socio-cultural perspective of learning moves online with the same working method and purpose of shared interest through .…

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Education & Productivity Technologies

In this critical time for healthcare we need to work smart and use time wisely. Here are some amazing resources to consider from the ALiEM team on education technologies: Real-time Video-Conferencing (for synchronous teaching and learning) Live from the Recording Studio (or “How to record your videos and push to your learners”)Small-Group ConversationsDigital Asynchronous ChatsAssessing Learners RemotelyLearning…

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