Blended learning in clinical education (AMEE presentation)

This is the presentation that I gave at the AMEE conference earlier today. It’s the results of a systematic literature review I did as part of my PhD, where I looked at the use of blended learning in clinical education. The abstract doesn’t give much information owing to the fact that I had to be very brief with my submission. The presentation is (a little) more detailed.

Here’s the abstract:

Here’s the presentation (better to view at, space is limited here):

Great Prezi on writing for publication

I’ve been doing a lot of writing this year, trying to catch for lost time at the end of last year, with the result that I’ve been thinking about writing a lot. At times, it had become more like getting through a list of tasks than the expression of meaningful ideas, which is why I really enjoyed this presentation by @thesiswhisperer. This was a useful reminder that there are many different approaches to writing for publication, and it gave me a few ideas on how I could step out of my usual routine.


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The use of innovative technology in clinical education

A few days ago I gave a presentation to our faculty on the use of innovative technologies in teaching practice with specific reference to clinical education. I’ve been using Prezi a bit because I wanted to explore alternative ways of doing presentations. Here it is:

Note: the percentages are the result of surveys within my department, and are not generalisable to any other population.

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  • @paulscott56 Agreed. Twitter doesn’t allow 4 extended explanations. Basically, I Remembered I’m a physio, not a coder ๐Ÿ™‚ #
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  • Using Audio more Nice range between perspectives #
  • Scholarly HTML โ€“ major progress I used to wonder about an XML variant for physio. No time tho #
  • The Daily Papert “The computer will carry ideas into a world larger than the research centers” #
  • Computers are useless #
  • Identities, relationships and on-line spaces #
  • Introducing discussions in Google Docs #
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  • Interesting Prezi presentation: How to talk about your thesis in 3 minutes #
  • The Daily Papert Teachers help students to find information and learn skills, including some that neither knew before #
  • March 10, 2011 : The Daily Papert Learning isn’t about “getting it” or “not getting it”…understanding is a process #
  • March 2, 2011 : The Daily Papert It is inconceivable that school as we know it will continue…they will revolt #
  • Firefox 4 beta is looking pretty good. Caught up with Chrome in terms of UI & also has new features, still slow to start #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-16

  • Pepsi spill causes sticky mess in science blogging ecosystem #
  • Just started reading “Unseen academicals”. I love Terry Pratchett #
  • Plagiarism Is Not a Big Moral Deal. I teach professional ethics in practice, and I agree with this #
  • Mobile Phone Learning on the Move in Africa. #
  • Juxio – combine image and text into visual streams. Could be useful for creating small learning resources #
  • Comparing Books & E-Books. I’m still not sure where I stand #
  • @tony_emerge nice to see I’m not the only 1 still up ๐Ÿ™‚ was good to chat at the colloquium on Friday #
  • Do New Tools = New Learning? I don’t think using new tools automatically maps to new learning #
  • What You Need To Know About Data Portability #
  • Social networking and loneliness. See this in some of my students…the pressure of living for an audience #
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  • @ianuct What are you thoughts on #Prezi I’ve played with it but actually find the lack of linearity hard to work with in reply to ianuct #
  • Thank you. RT @ianuct: Drew the keynote “Experiences in personal learning”. Find a balance between consuming & sharing #
  • Battery getting low, so in case phone dies before the end…thank you #Maties for awesome #TEDxStellenbosch #
  • Weird…they handed out #vuvuzelas during intermission at #TEDxStellenbosch & are surprised that people are blowing them? #
  • @jpbosman hey man, how come you’re not at #TEDxStellenbosch Thought this would be the sort of thing you’re interested in #
  • @geekrebel where are you? #
  • Vegetarian meals only at #TEDxStellenbosch I’m not a vegetarian but…what a great idea when promoting sustainability #
  • #TEDxStellenbosch We’re moving from an era of “me”, to an era of “we”. Similar ideas in education with social learning #
  • Comment from earlier speaker at #TEDxStellenbosch “Africa isn’t poor, we just don’t have a lot of money” #
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  • At #TEDxStellenbosch so impressed with setup, thank you #Skyrove for wireless, always appreciated #
  • Just got home from #ipex had a good 2 days, learnt a lot. Leaving in an hour for #TEDxStellenbosch ( #
  • Spent most of yesterday marking tests & assignments, same again today…sigh #

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