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A collection of blended and online learning tools and resources.

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OSCQR Annotations. OSCQR 3.0 Annotations 1.

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Course includes Welcome and Getting Started content. OSCQR Course Design Review. Teaching Head & Neck Anatomy in a Blended Learning Environment - Teaching with Technology. By Robert W.

Teaching Head & Neck Anatomy in a Blended Learning Environment - Teaching with Technology

Hasel, D.D.S., Associate Dean, College of Dental Medicine. The need for change in education has been an ongoing discussion for many years. For more than three centuries the pedagogical model of delivering education has been the traditional lecture based approach, placing large groups of students in a room and reciting lectures to them. This passive learning environment requires students to memorize lectures without internalizing the complexity of scientific inquiry. In the 21st century, the ever-changing society we live in has placed different demands on the way learners learn and health practitioners practice their professions. Vision Western University College of Dental Medicine is taking a new approach to the need for change by designing a curriculum that will prepare graduates for the society they will face when they enter the 21st Century workplace.

Implementation. Generic Template Structure. Over the years, a number of institutions have identified features to be included in every online course.

Generic Template Structure

The following model originated at Utah State University. Start Here. How Western University of Health Sciences is using VR to teach. Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., has opened a first-of-its-kind virtual reality learning center that’s been designed to allow students from every program — dentistry, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, and nursing — to learn through VR.

How Western University of Health Sciences is using VR to teach

The Virtual Reality Learning Center currently houses four different VR technologies: the two zSpace displays, the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table, the Oculus Rift, and Stanford anatomical models on iPad. Robert W. Hasel, D.D.S., associate dean of simulation, immersion & digital learning at Western, says VR gives anatomical science teachers the ability to view and interact with anatomy in a way never before experienced.

The virtual dissection table allows students to rotate the human body in 360 degrees, take it apart, identify specific structures, study individual systems, look at multiple views at the same time, take a trip inside the body, and look at holograms. Teaching Head & Neck Anatomy in a Blended Learning Environment - Teaching with Technology. Free Online Course Materials. Strengthen Your E-Learning Heart With These Medical Training Examples. Downloads. Storyline 2: Parts of the Body Drag and Drop.

Getting Started with Articulate Storyline. Site - CourseNetworking. Softchalkcloud. Best Practices for Teaching Online. January 29 Designing Effective Team Projects in Online Courses By: Stephanie Smith Budhai PhD Participating in team projects offers students the chance to develop interpersonal communication skills (Figueira & Leal, 2013), build relationships with classmates, and increase the level of collective competencies as each group member brings something different to the group.

Best Practices for Teaching Online

Blended and Flipped Learning Archives - Faculty Focus. June 15, 2015 Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience By: Susan Spangler PhD If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re already aware that flipped instruction has become the latest trend in higher education classrooms.

Blended and Flipped Learning Archives - Faculty Focus

And for good reason. As it was first articulated by Bergmann and Sams, flipped instruction personalizes education by “redirecting attention away from the teacher and putting attention on the learner and learning.” Lecture Capture: A New Way to Think about Hybrid Courses - Faculty Focus. Using Blended Learning to Transform the Classroom Experience - Faculty Focus. When we maintain our focus on learning, the means used to help students learn dominates our thinking.

Using Blended Learning to Transform the Classroom Experience - Faculty Focus

Too often teachers can fall into the trap of testing students only on lower-level material (knowledge and comprehension questions). When exams become the only means to assess learning, a teacher becomes a carpenter with only a hammer: all problems start to seem like nails. Blended courses offer a way to move beyond a midterm and a final. Blended Learning Course Design Mistakes to Avoid. Blended learning course design entails more than simply converting content for online delivery or finding ways to supplement an existing face-to-face course.

Blended Learning Course Design Mistakes to Avoid

Ideally, designing a blended course would begin with identifying learning outcomes and topics, creating assignments and activities, determining how interaction will occur, and selecting the technologies to best achieve those learning outcomes. However, a variety of constraints often affect the way blended courses are developed, which can compromise their quality. Private Journal Replaces Discussion Forum in Blended Course. The discussion board in Kathleen Lowney’s large blended (or hybrid) section of introduction to sociology at Valdosta State University wasn’t serving its intended purpose of engaging learners with the content and preparing them for face-to-face class sessions.

Private Journal Replaces Discussion Forum in Blended Course

She tried dividing the students into smaller discussion groups of 50 and then 20, and the results were the same: the weaker students waited until the last minute and essentially repeated what the better students had posted previously. Designing Blended Courses the ADDIE Way. Blended Learning: Integrating Online and Face-to-Face Courses. December 12th, 2013 By: Rob Kelly. Can You Flip an Online Class? We recently asked a group of teaching assistants, “How do you think today’s college classroom is different than when you were an undergraduate student?

What is the most significant change you’ve noticed?” The number one answer? Technology. This is not a surprise. What’s most interesting is that many of these graduate students were undergraduates just a few years ago, yet they still see technology as the most significant change in the college classroom. Many have argued that education seems to be ‘the last frontier’ for technological disruption (Blin & Munro, 2008; Christensen, C., Aaron, & Clark, 2002; Christensen, 2002; Magid, L., 2013). The answer to these questions is most likely some degree of “Yes.” But maybe that’s the wrong approach. Formative Assessment: The Secret Sauce of Blended Success. A few weeks ago, a colleague emailed me about some trouble she was having with her first attempt at blended instruction. She had created some videos to pre-teach a concept, incorporated some active learning strategies into her face-to-face class to build on the video, and assigned an online quiz so she could assess what the students had learned.

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