Posted tagged ‘e-learning’

Just in Time Learning

November 28, 2009

I spent Thursday at an ESTICT training course on Electronic Voting Systems.  The utility of the voting handsets is a hit and miss affair at Ninewells, I think we have introduced more effective learning with them this year in the Chest block, but I wonder if the rest of the course is using them effectively.  It’s something for me to think about a great deal throughout the year in preparation for next year’s Phase 2 block.

In the meantime, here’s a great quote to think about if you’re about to do some teaching:

“As you enter a classroom ask yourself this question: If there were no students in the room, could I do what I am planning to do? If your answer to the question is yes, don’t do it.”

Converting the medical curriculum from a “Content-centric” to “Student-centric” teaching and learning, that’s my challenge.  I will be trying it out with Apples and Pears, I think….

Feedback your feedback

October 8, 2009

The Respiratory block is coming to and end. As I said right at the beginning, this year’s second years are guinnea pigs, and we have probably got more things wrong than right this time; but we’ve listened, and adapted, and improved over the 4 weeks. This change, and improvement is only possible with your input and feedback.

So: Friday’s feedback session at 11.45 will allow time and space for handset type feedback questions from us, shouting out comments, prepared comments from Mr Scales, etc.

I am going to continue to update the blog after the end of the block, and I now have a ‘wiki’ writing tool that I will use to provide a back up learning resource for everything we’ve covered this month.

I would also like some help. If you are interested in medical education, chest medicine, or just want to spend more time with me, I’m trying to set up a small working group of students to improve things in this block and beyond. If you are interested, let me know!

Maybe they’re on to something here?

October 2, 2009

Warwick University think that students that listen to lectures on podcast score higher marks in exams than those students who actually attend the lecture.

DundeeChest wonders – what happens if you do both?

Read the News Article Here