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Current Learning Projects[edit]

There are three active medical learning projects here. Why not start another one?

School Noticeboard[edit]

November 2013

  • Wikiversity medicine needs a unique identity, distinct from the role of Wikipedia and Wikibooks. What might that role be? What progress are we making? Share your ideas on the Talk page.

Sept 2013

Educational Resources tools to make them[edit]

Learning medicine requires more than passive reading for understanding. Here is a growing list of resource types that can be useful in various contexts, as well as some especially good links to essential things you really should try (if you haven't already) either to find your own resources, or, hopefully to contribute here!

  • Nuvola apps kmessedwords.png Introductions / Explanations / Topic summaries / Blogs (non-technical language)
  • Report-edit.svg Research studies / published reviews / theories / summaries / clinical scenarios and case reports (including simulation scenarios)
  • Plan.png Curriculum documents, lesson plans, articles
  • Farm-Fresh slideshow.png Linear (normal) slideshow presentations, e.g. PowerPoint or the free Open Office Impress
  • Maket icon.svg Comparison or summary tables
  • Applications-internet.svg WebQuests, which guide the student through sequences of resources, preferably including a variety of other resource formats
  • Nuvola apps korganizer.png Assessment outlines / marking guides / quizzes / checklists (need to know about Atul Gawande and the Checklist Manifesto)
  • Nuvola apps kolourpaint.png Pictures / Photos (search Wikimedia Commons and CC-BY-SA Images at Flickr, or use a graphic editor)
  • Nuvola apps kcoloredit.svg Vector illustrations (try Inkscape - free software)
  • Nuvola apps tree.png Mindmaps (need to try Freeplane - free software)
  • My personal black cat.gif Animations (try Pencil for 2D, or Blender for 3D if you are ambitious!)
  • AdiumSoundset.png Podcasts / Vodcasts / Screencasts / Videos (Youtube, Khan Academy, TED Talks, and short-format presentation styles like Pecha Kucha)
  • Nuvola apps flashkard.png Flashcards (try Anki - free software, with spaced repetition for optimised revision and retention of information, or Evernote used with the Revunote app for android). These may vary the order and timing of repetitions, but the feedback response (the second side of the flashcard) is the same.
  • Nuvola apps kpresenter.png Non-linear Powerpoint presentations and medical information apps. The only interactivity is in the order or choice of available information topics presented.
  • Presa de decissions.png Games, Virtual patient apps and online flash/html interactive modules (try Prognosis- Your Diagnosis for Android). These can vary in quality. Low level interactions may have a series of trivial roadblocks ('click on the nose to continue') or disconnected stimulus-response feedback (see quizzes above). Variations include different visual ways of triggering the response, e.g. click or touch, drag/drop or mouse-over. Better examples may use more complex branching scenarios where each decision affects the next problem, and a range of responses is possible rather than just good or bad responses.

Educational approaches[edit]

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