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Active Learning through Educational Technology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Medical Education Day, February 1, 2013

Derek Bruff

on 3 October 2014

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Active Learning through Educational Technology
Times for Telling
Social Motivations
Clickers + Peer Instruction
"Mentos + Diet Coke," the Cobras, Flickr
Schwartz & Bransford (1998)
Formative Assessment
"Macbook X-Ray," Pipeapple, Flickr (CC)
Discussion + Twitter
Monica Rankin's Story: http://is.gd/2AQDg9
"Wall of Peace," Jeff Bauche, Flickr (CC)
"I'll Give You All I Can," Brandon Warren, Flickr (CC)
Desire to Connect
Desire to Share
Benkler & Nissenbaum (2006)
Knowledge Organizations
Concept Maps + Prezi
Post-Its + Chalkboards
This Map: http://is.gd/n1PRRj
More on Debate Maps: http://is.gd/lBPjUu
"When students are provided with an organizational structure in which to fit new knowledge,

they learn more effectively and efficiently

than when they are left to deduce this conceptual structure for themselves."
How Learning Works (2010)
How Learning Works (2010)
"Bookshelf Spectrum, Revisited," chotda, Flickr (CC)
Doodling + Cell Phones
Derek's Story: http://derekbruff.org/?p=1894
Derek Bruff / derekbruff.org / @derekbruff
"Little Shredder," clappstar, Flickr (CC)
Reflective Writing + Blogs
"Wheels on Chairs," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
What multi-scale content is part of a course you teach?
Example: http://is.gd/L9IL3u
Tamara Carley's Story: http://derekbruff.org/?p=2444
Conceptual Understanding
Practice & Performance
Professional Formation
Fieldwork + Microblogs
Digital Stories
Brainstorming + Google Docs
Q&A + Google Moderator
Election 2012: http://is.gd/wW5Uk0
Infographic by Megan Covington & Kasey Hill, http://is.gd/SJiaaQ
Derek's Story: http://is.gd/vBvFHk
"last man standing," ratterell, Flickr (CC)
"spellingbee12," wumpiewoo, Flickr (CC)
"puntan," Mikelo, Flickr (CC)
Fear of Failure
Ilana Horn's Storify: http://is.gd/AFCfUr
"When I was putting mine together I took photographs from around the area. Rather than just writing a quick essay I actually thought about what I wanted the picture to actually say."
"It's not so intrusive. When you sit there and talk about your feelings, it can be intrusive, but the presentation enabled you to open up, but within your own boundaries."
Reflect 2.0 Project: http://www.reflect2.org/
Intrinsic Motivations
Extrinsic Motivations
Chretien, Goldman, & Faselis (2008) identified six themes in blog posts by students in basic medicine clerkships:
Being humanistic
Professional behavior
Understanding care-giving relationships
Being a student
Clinical learning
Dealing with death and dying

More info: http://is.gd/ozcr9q
Bryan Gibbon's Course Blog: http://is.gd/G1WfTQ
"Thinking," Jack Lyons, Flickr (CC)
Which of the following best describes your attitude towards educational technology?
A. I can't wait to "hack" my next class.
B. I'm fine using a variety of tools.
C. I'll experiment--if I have really good tech support.
D. PowerPoint is my comfort zone.
E. No, thanks.
Which of the following do you find most challenging to teach?
A. Knowledge
B. Skills
C. Professional Dispositions
Which of these is the most common motivation you see in your students?
As you think about using technology to enhance student learning, which of these principles seems most useful?
A. Times for telling
B. Knowledge organization
C. Formative assessment
D. Social motivations
E. Metacognition
Considering the use of students' mobile devices in the classroom, which of the following concerns you most?
A. Not every student will have a device.
B. Mobile devices can be very distracting.
C. The WiFi might not be up to the task.
D. Hard to troubleshoot various devices.
E. Something else.
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