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12 tips for engaging learners in online discussions

The 12 tips in the article available below aim to provide medical educators with guidelines for creating engaging online discussions that both support and challenge learners’ understanding. The advice draws on a recent study examining the experiences and activities of 24 educators in MOOC discussion areas, and how their learners engaged with them. It provides …

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Using Mentimeter to engage students: Scott Paterson – School of Anatomy (video presentation/demo)

Scott used Mentimeter (an online polling tool) in the classroom pre-COVID to engage students and develop a dialogue. With the pivot to online, Scott employed Menti during synchronous webinar teaching to help reduce the “transactional distance” (remoteness) with students. Through Menti, Scott builds a sense of community with his class. A range of feedback options …

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Pivoting successful workshop to online: sexual health history taking

Professor Paddy Horner and the Unity Sexual Health Team successfully delivered sexual health teaching to 65 students, replicating the aims and objectives of an existing 3-day face-to-face workshop. The new 2-day online version comprised: Day 1 – asynchronous a mix of pre-recorded lectures, case-based learning activities with model answers, followed by online quiz (built with Xerte) Day 2 – synchronous sexual history taking workshop and two case-based learning …

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BCVC and e-Learning team release paediatric clinic skills videos

The Bristol Children’s Vaccine Centre (BCVC), headed by Professor Adam Finn, has developed some paediatric clinic skills videos with support from the e-learning team and JISC Digital Media. The first video shows how blood is taken from children, and is not only used for staff training at the Children’s Hospital, but it is also provided …

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