This Is How We Dream: Incremental vs fundamental change by social networking tools

This is fasicianting talk by Dr. Richard E. Miller, Professor of English  about  humanities, technology, English learning, writing.  Don’t forget the part 2.

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Future Tense: A new school for digital kids

Listened the NPR program Future Tense about a new school Quest to Learn using gaming technology to engage kids for more effective learning.  Medical education also need to put more effort on this as the new generation of the young physicians are grown up with the new digital media: game, mp3 and internet, podcast,etc.

Future Tense: A new school for digital kids

MedEdPORTAL Home Main Page

Good resources to advance learning.  Could be used for sharing simulation scenarios and teaching experiences.

MedEdPORTAL Home Main Page

PhET: Simulations That Enhance Learning

Science just published a paper about using simulation to help students learning physics. This “encourage authentic and productive exploration of scientific phenomena, and provide credible animated models that usefully guide students’ thinking”.  In medicine, the Virtual Anesthesia Machine project is a great example.  More models and explorations are needed for this kind education activity in the field.

Simulation: Tranformation of Learning

“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies–it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” by Stephanie Pace Marshall, an educator and the founding president of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

Are you learning enough from mistakes?

This is not just a task for resident and medical students.

EVERY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS SHOULD DO THIS.

Learning from mistakes. Factors that influence how students and residents learn from medical errors.

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