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May 03, 2010
Writing about web page http://www.medbiq.org/events/conferences/2010/index.html
I had a great time at the International Conference on Virtual Patients in London last week. One of the real positives to come out of the web2.0 discussions was how to hear how students can get engaged with elearning technologies. I personally took one idea as being a really helpful one.
The concept of using twitter and the use of hash-tags (like #lecture) to allow students to post up comments on a running board during the process of a teaching session sounded to me really attractive.
I wonder if anyone else is using a similar technique to help teach, and what their experiences have been. It can be a little daunting teaching groups of 150+, and I guess things could get out of hand, but it sounds like quite an engaging thing to get the students to do. I think Ill roll it out the next time I get to teach a few medical students.
There were quite a few other comments from people attending the conference, I hope to put some of them in a more formal form here.
There is also a great clip on YouTube which really summed up the buzz or the vibe that I'd like to create trying to deliver these new things, from a chap from the University of Arizona. It was interesting to hear the opinions of some of his previous peers on his teaching style, he certainly gets my vote for the high quality production and the messages you get from the video.
October 15, 2008
We feel pretty strongly as a group of clinical teaching fellows at U.H.C.W. (University Hospital Coventry & Warwick) that teaching the teachers is in fact an essential part of medical education.
We're running a focus group with the aim on doing some research into peoples attitudes towards medical education (teaching the teachers courses).
We're currently look at setting up a questionnaire on this based around some simple questions generated from some focus groups. Its pretty much our first time at setting up focus groups, but we seem to have had quite a good response from he junior doctors so far.
We'll wait and see the outcomes of whats happens on Friday when we get our second group of lucky participants up to chat about what they think about education!