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  • 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.

  • Dark Classroom
    How Long Should Videos Be?

    I’ve been impressed by the timeliness of some of the blog posts from LearnDash, and this one by Laura Lynch certainly applies to video content VetMedAcademy tries to develop and highlight.

    All of this gets to the attention span of the learner, and the image shown associated with this “Evidence-Based Learning” blog post was actually taken at the back of a vet school class (and I even think it was right after lunch!). Notice that the screens are not all showing the same thing!  

  • Teaching Students to Fish
    Combatting the Forgetting Curve: Teach Students to Fish!

    A recent post from the LearnDash blog reminded me that one of the biggest challenges content-rich veterinary curricula have is RETENTION.  Putting aside that the LearnDash post focuses on online education, the learning brain functions in similar ways for all types of educational formats.  

    https://www.learndash.com/combating-the-forgetting-curve-in-online-education/

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