Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology examining remote clinical neuroscience education shows that distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. New study finds that the Carrick Institute model of distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. [Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum, Frontiers in Neurology, 2017] Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, founder of Carrick Institute and his team at Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge, Harvard Medical School’s Harvard…

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Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Though just over half of K–12 students have access to a one-to-one device program at school, 56 percent of students say they use more technology at home than in school. Perhaps this stat is a bit startling, but the new research from Project Tomorrow indicates that overall students are quite interested in exploring more self-directed learning at home, eSchoolNews reports. “Students have always self-directed some of their own learning, but with the explosion of mobile devices, 24/7 connectivity and digital resources, students are leaving adults behind as they explore subjects that interest them in the ways they…

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Want To Increase Recruitment And Retention Of Latinas? Avoid These Three Mistakes

Want To Increase Recruitment And Retention Of Latinas? Avoid These Three Mistakes

Shutterstock Jenny was a 24-year-old Air Force pilot who used to work in the accounting section of an interior design organization. One day, she realized another team was going through some difficult times. She kindly offered to help. Surprisingly, she received this response in an email from her boss: “Number crunchers lack leadership skills.” Seriously? Jenny, a determined Latina if there ever was one, decided to write to her boss’ boss (let’s call him John) explaining how she could help her colleagues. She included her resume, which showed over a decade…

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IBPS RRB recruitment 2017: How to apply and important details

IBPS RRB recruitment 2017: How to apply and important details

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has issued a notification for the recruitment of Group ‘A’ officers (Scale I, II and III) and Group ‘B’ office assistants (multipurpose) in participating regional rural banks (RRBs). The application process has begun and will continue until August 8. Interested candidates should read the recruitment notification, which was issued on Saturday, carefully before applying. A candidate can apply for the post of the office assistant and can also apply for that of an officer. However, a candidate can apply for only one post…

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IBPS RRB recruitment 2017: How to apply and important details

IBPS RRB recruitment 2017: How to apply and important details

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has issued a notification for the recruitment of Group ‘A’ officers (Scale I, II and III) and Group ‘B’ office assistants (multipurpose) in participating regional rural banks (RRBs). The application process has begun and will continue until August 8. Interested candidates should read the recruitment notification, which was issued on Saturday, carefully before applying. A candidate can apply for the post of the office assistant and can also apply for that of an officer. However, a candidate can apply for only one post…

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Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at their own pace. By the mid-1960s similar gizmos were being flogged by door-to-door salesmen. Within a few years, though, enthusiasm for them had fizzled out. Since then education technology (edtech) has repeated the cycle of hype and flop, even as computers have reshaped almost every other part…

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Are online classes and course work worth it?

Are online classes and course work worth it?

Students, like myself, choose online or hybrid classes for their simplicity, easy time management and the guaranteed passing grade. Other hybrid classes, such as math, require online aspects of teaching. In the math class I’m currently taking, my professor’s exact words were, “It’s like you don’t even need me here, I’m just talking out of the textbook.” This results, from my personal experience, in you not showing up to class because the professor doesn’t take attendance, so you eventually end up slacking and failing the course. Thirty percent of my…

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Should boys and girls be taught separately in our schools?

Should boys and girls be taught separately in our schools?

The legal wrangle in the courts over whether segregating boys and girls in a mixed-sex Muslim school in Birmingham breaks the law under the Equality Act 2010 has brought questions about the merits of single-sex education back to the fore. However, stepping back from the specifics of this case, is it time to entirely rethink the existence of gender segregation in state-funded education? Proponents of single-sex education point to stark gender divides in subject choices. In 2016, 76% of psychology and 73% of English A-level entries came from girls. On the flip side, more than…

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Know about Universities in India and the different types

Know about Universities in India and the different types

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘University’ as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. Etymologically, ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which crudely means “community of teachers and scholars.” During medieval times, association of students and teachers with collective legal rights given by princes and statesmen or the towns in which such associations were located came to be known as university. India’s higher education system works at both private and public level universities. Public universities function under the directives issued by the Government of India and the state governments whereas private universities function under…

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Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

If life were a game of Chutes and Ladders, career and technical education has historically been a chute, an off-ramp for students who, for a variety reasons, were not succeeding in “traditional” education. But students across the academic spectrum — even bachelor’s degree holders — are battling to find their footing in today’s economy. Our schools and colleges are good at sorting students, but few economically empower them. Career preparation is good for all kids, not just “those” kids. And if we want to build ladders to better opportunities, career…

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