The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Journal Club Article: Belshaw, D. (2016). The essential elements of digital literacies. ” This is the kind of book that still requires some work on the part of the reader to translate into practical action. In other words, this isn’t a handbook. “ Importance of how to learn, Skills are not learned in isolation, but…

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The Blockchain

What is a Blockchain? “A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data” (Wikipedia, 2020). Healthcare Application In healthcare the blockchain could help with medical records, connectivity, privacy and security. Understand…

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Job roles of the 2025 Medical Educator

Journal Club Article: Simpson, D., Marcdante, K., Souza, K. H., Anderson, A., & Holmboe, E. (2018). Job roles of the 2025 medical educator. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 10(3), 243-246. Keywords: future ready, adaptability, devices, future systems, curator, role model, medical educator. Background: Need to understand these changes and design education to be consistent with the roles…

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Artificial Intelligence in The Classroom: A Step Too Far?

Education Approach This is called the Intelligent Classroom Behavior Management System and is using facial recognition technology system to scan and observe student’s behaviour in the classroom. 7 difference expressions are recognised such as angry, disappointed, happy, neutral, sad, scared and surprised (yet no bored classification!). The system scans the students every 30 seconds so no room…

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Social Media Analytics & Big Data: Symplur Healthcare Hashtags

Using analytics and big data in education can provide patterns of communication and connectivity when engaging on social media platforms. Following a hashtag from a conference, online journal club, Tweetchat or online forum can open up a new community of practice around various healthcare specialities. As a facilitator wouldn’t you want to look at the…

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Nursing Theories: Back to basics

Nursing is often voted the most trusting profession, is this due to the humanistic approach of traditional nursing or looking further back into the history of nursing and the vocational ‘Florence’ holistic caring approach? As nurses engage in technology to deliver care and encroach into areas of medicine to increase the nursing scope of practice,…

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Meet The Avatars: Virtual Reality and Virtual Humans

Virtual Reality and Virtual Humans This great video shows some of the complexities of technology, especially around virtual reality and how to combine with humans. The emotions when we get down to relationships from the humanistic aspect are amazing, a little lump in the throat. Have a watch, and take the time to think if…

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The Rise of eSports

eSports  Moving from the bedroom to filling out stadiums, welcome to eSports. Think this is just a hobby? Think again. With increasing sponsorship and media interest, this a rising sporting extravaganza. Take a read of this great review on the atmosphere and experience attending an eSports event by MishManners. A little About eSports  FIFA Interactive…

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Gaming Addiction: Disorders Due to Addictive Behaviours

As education continues with an increasingly e-learning approach to delivery, its worthwhile to consider some of the precautionary aspects. Gamification and social media may enhance and offer different learning opportunities but the potential to create or exacerbate disorders due to addictive behaviours from gaming addiction, will need to be considered when delivering the e-learning approach and…

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Want Your Graduates to Succeed? Teach Them to Think!

Journal Club Article: Caputi, L. J., & Kavanagh, J. M. (2018). Want Your Graduates to Succeed? Teach Them to Think!. Nursing education perspectives, 39(1), 2-3. [abstract] Thinkers and Knowledge Workers This guest editorial discusses the importance and need for the preparation of new graduate nurses for the complex demands of professional practice they are about to enter. The…

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