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  • Repetition is the Mother of All Learning
    Boosting the Retention of Learning

    Any instructor, particularly those in content-rich medical curricula, has seen the rapid decay of recall of information that has been the focus of prior study AND examination.  Having taught pharmacology in a curricula with short (1 week) practical clinically focused rotations that immediately followed an 8-week didactic lecture-base course in pharmacology, I’ve heard students claim ignorance about a topic they were examined on only a couple of weeks earlier!  

  • Learning Analytics Dashboard
    "New Learning": How Might it Look in Veterinary Education?

    Anyone who is interested in a body of work on the future of education should follow the work of Professors Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope at the University of Illinois College of Education. They have just released their new website which summarizes their expansive and groundbreaking efforts:

  • Identity Mask
    It is all about communication …and an identity of communication skills!
    All of us have our own identity or to say it more exactly we all have several identities: identity as a woman or man, as a husband or wife, as a father or child, as an educator or student … and as well as a professional veterinarian.
  • Video Making
    Videos: Don't Seek Perfection, Just Do It!

    With all credit to Nike, "Just Do It!" also summarizes the video advice of Jon Bergmann, the Chief Academic Officer of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative in this installment of his series "Do This, Don't Do That" in flipped learning  (https://flglobal.org)

  • Flipped Classroom
    Great Advice for Flipped/Blended Learning Approach

    For those interested in learning more about the application of flipped instruction and/or blended learning techniques, we encourage you to take a look at VetMedAcademy's learning module entitled "Blended Learning and Critical Thinking." However, you might be interested in following the extensive efforts of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) led by Jon Bergmann.

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