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Future of Open Educational Resources

VetMedAcademy is all about Open Educational Resources (OERs) and supports their curation and sharing via the established Creative Commons Attribution standards.  The Chronicle for Higher Education offers an analysis of the trend, noting that students are currently more apt to use OERs than faculty are to recommend them.  Certainly, at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where I taught for 10 years, and even before

THE FINE ART OF SNIFFING OUT CRAPPY SCIENCE: CHRONICLE OF HIGHER ED

The title speaks for itself!  However, isn’t that what we should be teaching our future medical professionals every day?  Veterinary medicine has the perhaps unique distinction of the “one and done” phenomen, where a study is done, and even if underpowered with inadequate cases, such a study is rarely repeated as it might be in human medicine.   As a result, veterinarians, even going on “best evidence,” need to realize how razor thin some of this evidence actually is!

A Lecture From The Lectured: Chronicle Of Higher Ed

Interesting perspective about lecture as the "bane" of higher education.  I particularly recommend that you read the commentary following.  Post your thoughts about it here!

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