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Natalie Lafferty
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eLearning in Medical Education
eLearning in Medical Education

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Join the end of week 2 Google Hangout

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Really looking forward to the TELHack!
Those of you interested in hacking for the benefit of healthcare education, check out the TELHack website. Both participants and sponsors can find out more about being involved with this national weekend hackathon that is going to be amazing!

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Hi - I've been dipping into the #rhizo15 conversation on Twitter but remembered there was a G+ group so checking in to say hello and share my first post on learning subjectives.

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Probably just confirms what we've always known.

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One of a number of books I'm dipping in and out of at the moment is danah boyd's 'It's complicated - the social lives of networked teens' which offers an interesting insight into how teens use social media.  I bought the book before I realised that she'd made the book available open access - you can download as a free PDF via this link on the Open Culture website.

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Wouldn't it be great if Universities grasped this in relation to their use of learning platforms.  We need to make the move from monlithic LMSs/VLEs to learning ecosystems.

"The platforms of the past were monolithic in design, focused as they were on driving unit cost reduction by helping standardise processes: they didn’t have to worry about the cost of change. Today’s platforms have to be based on ecosystem models, small pieces loosely joined, ensuring that change can be compartmentalised and controlled at affordable time and cost levels. They start having semi-permeable membranes around them: APIs to extract information from the feed, “publishers” to drop information into the feed."

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A bit of shameless self-publicity for my blog and a post I've just written about the flipped classroom.  There's a paper in the latest edition of Medical Education which highlighted that students at Virginia Medical School aren't engaging with flipped learning and their lack of attention and poor attendance isn't any better than in traditional lectures.  Liz Mossop's commentary in the same edition highlights the curse of the teenage learner and their lack of learning skills.  Interestingly the students seemed to prefer TBL.

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Would be interested to hear whether others have experienced students checking out of the flipped classroom.
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