3D Printing: Types (Part 2)

The options available for 3D printing are varied and based around the technology processes and materials used. The main aspects on the consideration were: cost material safety size of printing and the machine itself ease of use and realibility

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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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Nursing Workload & Workforce

As a nurse educator it may be required to delve into the management world, here are some resources when having to look at nursing human resources when planning a project. Please post other measures, methods or tools in the comment section below. Nursing Workload There are many, many, many methods (>70) to calculate nursing workload…

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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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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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