The Potential of Virtual Reality in Medical Education and Training

Great use of AR and VR.

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This blog post was written by Bryan Chew Jun Wei, a student at Leicester Medical School, who is a member of the student group MedRIFT — Medical Research into Future Technologies.

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The use of Virtual Reality (VR) in industries apart from gaming has increased exponentially which can be attributed to the development of head mounted displays (HMD) such as Oculus Rift, Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Some of these are user-friendly and affordable (Google Cardboard: ₤3); with the only catch being the requirement of a smart phone as well. We are all familiar with the recent hype about 360° pictures and videos on Youtube, Facebook and other social media platforms. However, we also need to realise its enormous potential in the field of medicine.

Think for a moment how the different organs, vessels and nerves are orientated in the abdominal and pelvic cavity…

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List of Leading Free Online Educational Resources

Along with the traditional university education, online education is becoming very common. Now courses are available online for free from leading universities/institutes of the world and all the pe…

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Documenting Learning

Great post about Learning and How we could document it using different tools and methods.

User Generated Education

As I’ve discussed in numerous posts, I am an experiential educator. I believe in and promote learning-by-doing and hands-on learning. I approach experiential learning from a cycle of learning which includes reflecting on and analysis of things done through learning-by-doing.

CycleofLearninghttps://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/a-natural-and-experiential-cycle-of-learning/

Reflection, as part of the experiential learning cycle, is often as or even more important than the making itself.

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A recent research study published via Harvard Business Review concluded that:

  • Learning from direct experience can be more effective if coupled with reflection-that is, the intentional attempt to synthesize, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience.
  • Reflecting on what has been learned makes experience more productive.
  • Reflection builds one’s confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning. (http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/7498.html)

I am excited about the current trend towards maker education but I believe it needs to…

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Summarize Year 2015 and looking forward to 2016

Year 2015 was one of the fastest year to end and one of the less active year as far as blog posting is concern. You could image this is my only second post of this year. Alhumdullil Allah this year was one of the active year as far as e-Learning is concern. I will summarize what I was involved in for past one year.

I was involved more in management task this year which was great learning experience. Get more opportunities to learn about people management, emotional intelligence and self-control. 🙂

Accreditation Process: Was involved in this documentation intensive exercise which make me learn more what we were doing for last five year. Able to do SWOT analysis of our department. Feedback from reviewer let us improve more and focus on our strengths.

IPL initiatives: I was lucky to work with several working groups on different projects from different departments. Got chance to work on certain key theoretical concepts like COP, Big data Analysis, Cooperate Training, workforce data, and Learning Organisation.

Flipping the flipped learning:

In year 2014 and early 2015 we explore and implemented flipped learning. The idea came from Dr Sufyan to do the flipping the flipped learning. Key concept is shared here. flipping the flipped

Video based learning:

Video based learning content with interactivity using Storyline was great experience, we do identify the content which are most of the time repeated and convert them into videos. So learner could use these videos. One of the examples could be to record practical briefing and upload the videos.

 

Infographic:

Infographic is another important tool when it comes to learning. If design well we could use Infographic to make understand complex idea.

 

Social Media:

This year used mostly Twitter, FB, Google hangout on air and YouTube.

Discover Blab, great tool for learning and sharing. Just need to join serious and informative blabs and filter non-serious, not related blabs as once you are in you get addicted to watch.

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Learning Resources Festival:

The third IMU Learning Resources Festival was held from 30 November to 1 December 2015. The activities scheduled during the 2-day festival were e-Learning Showcases, Learning Innovation Talks, Nano Workshops, and Mobile Game activities. For details click here.

Looking Forward 2016:

I am looking forward to year 2016 to learn more and explore more about designing effective and engaging learning experiences. I wish year 2016 will be more interactive, challenging, and result oriented year for all of us.  Waiting for your feedback or comments. Thanks 🙂

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Insight for schools: Trends in university learning space design, big shift from lectures to collaborative learning

Great post on how to design learning landscape for collaborative learning.

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For many school-based educators, one of the justifications for maintaining a traditional teacher and content focused culture is the need to prepare students for university. But what if universities are changing.

MUSE  Macquarie University MUSE at Macquarie University

There are many examples of tertiary institutions that understand the need for change. Information, lectures and resources can be accessed online, so why would they need to come into university. The MUSE at Macquarie University (pictured) is the transformation of the former library of the 1960s into learning commons and now more students are on campus, they have a place to go.

It has been interesting to read the chapter: The Further and Higher Education Campus in Design for the changing education landscape (2014) by Andrew Harrison and Les Hutton. There is significant insight for the school education sector from what is happening at the tertiary level.

The examples in this chapter are in a process of…

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Future Learning Forum 2015

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The TIM model of coaching: experiences, connections, and engagement

Instructional Design Fusions

In an increasingly online world,  we still need coaches, a humanizing force, to remind us of the big picture and to help us be successful.

In 1994, Strayer and Rossett articulated the TIM model, a three-pronged approach to coaching, illustrated in the figure below.

Training = creating a learning experience

In 1994, training was not quite the dirty word it is today so keep an open-mind. You can substitute the words “teaching” or “mentoring” if it makes you more comfortable. What Strayer and Rossett were advocating for was not a rigid, formalized approach, but one in which the coach is responsible for creating a learning experience for the person being coached in which that person was not left with vacuous statements but actually shown a way of doing something, invited to do it under a watchful eye, and then provided with feedback and an opportunity for further exploration.

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Gamification: Recipe for Successful Learning—or Just One Ingredient?

Gamification is getting a lot of press these days, with promises of great improvements in learning. And while companies are
citing successful employee engagement in gamified learning, the real question is whether gamification itself is a recipe for
learning success, or is it just one ingredient?

Source: www.learningsolutionsmag.com

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This Is Why Students Need to Learn Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

“Coding is becoming one of the essential literacies in the 21st century education. There is a growing demand now for teaching students how to code. In his wonderful TED talk titled “Let’s teach kids to code”, Scientist Mitch Resnick made this beautiful analogy :

 

“When kids learn to code , it enables them to learn many other things, opens up many new opportunities for learning. It’s useful to make an analogy to reading and writing, when you learn to read and write it opens up opportunities for you to learn so many other things, when you learn to read you can then read to learn, which is the same thing with coding, if you learn to code you can code to learn.””

Source: www.educatorstechnology.com

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Automated Lecture Capturing System

It has been few months that I am doing some research on Lecture Capturing Systems. I will be posting more on this topic as we proceed with the pilot project. Let me share with you so far what I have learn.  The key to a successful implementation of Lecture Capturing System at University Level is to carefully capture the needs for the Automated Lecture Capturing System. The areas you need to look at are

  1. Content
  2. Environment
  3. Software
  4. Hardware
  5. Streaming Service
  6.  Archiving
  7. Integration with LMS, Student Information System,Timetabling System, etc.

So far we have evaluated following systems

I found Educause website very help got tons of resources on lecture capturing system. The best resource on how to do Successful Strategic Planning for Your Lecture Capture Initiative could be access by clicking here .

On the other hand we could give a try to free mobile version of video capturing and streaming software like Bambuser . Which I have been using for many years. Most of the time I am using my smartphone to record. (you may have shaking video) to access my channel click here.

Jing is another free screen capture software. “Jing® is a computer service that lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web.” by Techsmith.

If you have team which can install hardware and manage the recording you could safe a lot of amount by developing in house recording studio using these free software.

Will update this post on our experience of using automated lecture capturing system. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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