By Angelique Praat
In any teaching environment, students come with a range of talents and challenges, and different learning velocities. Imagine if you could give every student a head start before they reached the classroom. This is the essence of the flipped classroom or blended learning model for healthcare professionals.
Web-based skills learning system, SIMTICS, offers medical and allied health instructors greater scope to prepare their students for the reality of the clinical setting than simply asking them to read their textbooks and watch a video, and hoping they will comply. Through an integrated system of multimodal learning support, students can try procedures via online simulations before they come to class.
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When you’re providing high quality distance education for practical professions like sonography, how do you best prepare your students for hands-on work in the clinic?
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What do you do when you live on a remote island in Alaska’s Southeast, but you want to take the next step in your medical assisting career? The skills required for medical assisting are both administrative and clinical. But where do you practice your clinical skills when you don’t have access to a lab every day?
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While a healthcare educator’s dream might be of labs available whenever and wherever students want them, fully-equipped sim centers, and patients obliging with the right symptoms for the procedure of the week during student externships, this is seldom the reality.
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I’ve never spoken to an educator who doesn’t want the best possible learning experience for their students. That ambition to deliver a comprehensive, engaging and enjoyable educational experience is certainly shared by the instructors at the Kettering College Sonography program.
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Medical Assistant Director and Instructor, Nicole Carter, is always looking for new ways to engage her students. One of the founders of the non-profit training institution, Latin American Youth Center Career Academy (LAYCCA) in Washington DC, Nicole says her work is hard but fun and the wins make it all worthwhile. But before you can have wins with students, you have to have engagement.
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For many of us, the best way to learn is to have a go: to take as many turns as we need to get it right. Practice makes perfect. But what if having a go has consequences? What if getting it wrong has higher stakes that can’t be resolved by simply pressing the restart button?
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