3D Printing: The Machine (Part 3)

When you have chosen your machine then comes the next tricky part to consider ‘The Assembly’. Aspects to consider are construction skills (or purchase fully made), slicing, levelling, software and first prints.

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3D Printing (Part 1)

The last few weeks I have started to revisit 3D printing as a learning project. A video by Roy Cannaday using 3D printing to enhance engagment in gaming really got me back interested in this area. Since previous posts on 3D Printing in Healthcare and Maker Movement the cost and quality of printers has dramatically…

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Poster Presentations #betterposter

Tired of the same old scientific poster presentations, try the #betterposter design for a more visual and impactful poster. Better Science Poster template And for icons and images try The Noun Project

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Teaching Learning Activities (TLA’s)

Brainstorming ideas to remove passive learning practices. Additional Resource Nursing Education Network. (2021). Teaching Learning Activities(TLA’s).

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Run Effective Education Meetings

Book Resource: Boudett, K. P., & City, E. A. (2014). Meeting wise: Making the most of collaborative time for educators. Harvard Education Press. [Google Book Abstract] Meeting Resources: Meeting Wise resources Meeting Wise Checklist  Meeting Wise Agenda Template  The Meeting Wise Agenda Template is also available as a Google document.

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Virtual Resources: Collaboration Superpowers

Working in the virtual world requires new innovative ways and challenges to deliver meetings and all things education. Here is a comprehensive site for all kinds of tools for virtual meetings and events by Collaboration Superpowers. Check the compiled lists of useful tools and apps for remote teams to help you work better remotely, including the ice…

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Ways To Build a Culture of Empathy

As ways of working have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions it’s worthwhile reflecting on how we as educators are engaging with others, especially as we move between the virtual and face to face environments. ‘Walk in others shoes’ is also an important aspect to consider as we just dont know how others are feeling or the…

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Authentic Feedback

Journal Club Article: Dawson, P., Carless, D., & Lee, P. P. W. (2020). Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-11. Aim: How can learners be supported to engage productively in the kinds of feedback practices they may encounter after they graduate? From the learners perspective there is…

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FOANed (Free Open Access Nursing Education)

#FOANed is? Free Open Access Nursing Education is a global collaboration utilising technology, social media and has the agility to discuss relevant healthcare topics in real time. The below summary is by theNursePath: “The #FOANed hashtag also gives individuals the ability to produce, collate and share links to information that might be of interest to other nurses. Finally,…

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Emergent Change

Journal Article Luiking, M. L., van Linge, R., Bras, L., Grypdonck, M., & Aarts, L. (2015). Intensive insulin therapy implementation by means of planned versus emergent change approach. Nursing in critical care. Design Prospective comparative study introducing a new insulin protocol in an ICU in the Netherlands. Measurement of compliance within two teams of nurses.…

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