When uploading your photo, you are only given the Document option, not a Gallery or Album option. However, if you follow the Document link you can select from the top left options other folders (Gallery or Pictures) and select your photo from there. I apologise for the hassle!
Verso Learning is an innovative, global education company where pedagogy meets technology.
"Verso app gives teachers the ability to create a challenge (inquiry-based learning activity) from audio, video, images and embed content from other sources (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, URL). Students participate anonymously, and each response invites further discussion by classmates. Students are required to submit their own ideas before gaining access to other responses.
Teachers can measure students' understanding and engagement, and can view participation data that shows quantity and quality of student engagement." http://www.techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=100&entryid=8348
Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform for teachers of awesome and classroom superheroes. Play, learn, have fun and celebrate together!
Go to https://kahoot.it/
The Kahoot! platform and brand was developed by the founding team led by Johan Brand, Jamie Brooker, Asmund Furuseth and Morten Versvik. The technology platform itself is based on the research conducted by Morten Versvik for his Master’s degree at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and based on research carried out by Professor Alf Inge Wang and his colleagues at NTNU. The Pedagogy and User Experience is based on work by Jamie Brooker and Johan Brand, developed while working at their behaviour design company We Are Human in London. Asmund leads the Business Development aspect of Kahoot!
Let me tell you about our interactive simulation called Pharmatopia. It's an online learning platform where students experience the process of making tablets. I would love to share the story of Pharmatopia and how it came into being, because we think the journey is as interesting as the end product.
It's true that necessity is the mother of invention and, as pharmacists and scientists, we love a challenge.
Before the creation of Pharmatopia, our students had a good grasp of active ingredients thanks to traditional teaching methods such as lectures and tutorials. And they demonstrated a clear understanding of tablets' physical properties, such as hardness and solubility. But, the relationship between the various excipients that give tablets different physical properties was a difficult concept for most students to comprehend.
We had one tabletting machine and 200 students. On top of that, safety regulations had tightened so that teachers were the only ones allowed operate the machine. This further removed students from having a hands-on approach to tablet making. We needed a creative solution for students to learn better!
Our student learning objectives were clear: to demonstrate how ingredients in the tablet affect its properties, and to explain the tablet making process.
To engage our students and improve their learning, we wanted an active learning approach. We also wanted an environment where students could formulate and make their own tablets, and where each person had a unique tableting problem to solve.
After extensive research into different learning options, we decided to develop an online solution, which we called Pharmatopia. Being a SCORM package it could used by many universities around the world.
So now we had decided on a path, it was time to start building Pharmatopia. We did extensive research into games and simulations, collected our data, photos, videos, and contacted some online gaming specialists. We talked, they talked, we all listened, until BINGO! Pharmatopia was formed. We felt proud of what we had achieved!
Thanks to Pharmatopia our students now have intimate, first-hand knowledge of tabletting and they seem to really engage with it. For us, Pharmatopia solves our problem. It's a huge win for both students and teachers. It's cost-effective too as the online teaching expenses are small, and the improvements in learning are large.
Since the launch of Pharmatopia, other lecturers have shared their stories with us and we've developed many other modules. Now we've done all the hard work, we're keen to share our expertise to solve the challenges your students are facing.
To develop your own Pharmatopia module, all you need is an idea.
Sterile Clean Room 3D assessment
Part of Monash University's Pharmacy Curriculum, the Sterile Clean Room (SCR) assessment is designed for our third year students. In this assessment, students will walk through a SCR environment and will formulate a vancomycin solution. Each time a student attempts the assessment, they will be randomly given one of 5 vancomycin doses to formulate, which vary in strength. The assessment is designed to be delivered on Moodle and students will have three attempts to complete the assessment, with their highest mark over the three attempts used as their final mark.
The assessment has been built as a SCORM package. Thus far we have only used it on Moodle, but it should work on Blackboard and other LMS's. If you try it on another LMS, let us know if it works for you.
Included in this resource are 4 files:
- SCR moodle setup guide.docx -- A guide on the settings to use to set up the assessment in Moodle for use by students
- SCR Marking Criteria.xlsx -- Marking criteria guide. Explains each criteria and how much they are worth in the assessment
- Virtual_Sterile_Clean_Room_User_Guide_moodle.docx -- A student user guide on how to complete the assessment. Guides students through each option in the assessment.
- scr_2_0_7.zip -- The SCR SCORM package. Upload this ZIP onto Moodle as directed in the moodle setup guide document. Do not unzip!
Also available is a cheat sheet for the Sterile Clean Room. Please email myself (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Keith Sewell (email@example.com) for the cheatsheet.
Technical notice: This assessment does not require plugins to be installed to function. However, it will not work in older browser versions and may not work in Internet Explorer. Please advise students to use up to date versions of Firefox or Chrome browsers. Computers also need to be powerful enough to complete the assessment. Older computers may struggle to run the assessment.
I have been trying to develop scope of pharmacy practise in India for past few years. I have created a study abroad program in my college [at the University of Findlay] and take a group of students (usually 4-5) for their advanced pharmacy rotation in India for a month. Upcoming rotation will be from December 10, 2017 to January 10, 2018 and five students have signed for that activity.
Similarly, I enable students from Indian colleges with whom we have developed MOU's to visit our college and get a first hand experience of pharmacy practise is US.
I am keen on expanding the group, so more students and faculty can participate in this exchange activity, that leads to greater interaction opportunities that is now limited to one month.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to know more about this project.
Hello to all who were at the pharmacy education conference in Prato last week. Great to meet so many like-minded people! I wanted to write and let you know about a new resource to help pharmacy students with their study skills. Filled with practical help and guidance from a team of experienced pharmacists, Successful Learning in Pharmacy is an easy-to-read book addressing all the skills pharmacy students will need early in their career! The book contains 12 chapters, which include Pharmacy-related examples and case studies throughout demonstrating the practical relevance of the skills being discussed.
Successful Learning in Pharmacy: Developing study and communication skills
Parastou Donyai, Daniel Grant, and Nilesh Patel
1: Learning to learn at university
2: Learning from lectures
3: Learning in the laboratory
4: Finding and understanding information
5: Writing good essays
6: Perfecting verbal in-course assessments
7: Applying critical thinking and critical writing
8: Preparing for and sitting exams
9: Working with others
10: Undertaking practice placements and reflection on practice
11: Understanding evidence-based practice
12: Continuing professional development
I have co-authored the book with two colleagues and between us we have over half a Century of experience teaching pharmacy students! We are: Parastou Donyai, Director of Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy, Daniel Grant, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education, Reading School of Pharmacy, and Nilesh Patel, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy.
• Dr Parastou Donyai is Associate Professor of Social and Cognitive Pharmacy and Director of Pharmacy Practice at the Reading School of Pharmacy. A pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacy, Dr Parastou Donyai also has a Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods. Her research examines the psychology of medication usage and discontinuation and decision-making processes.
• Dan Grant is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education at Reading School of Pharmacy. A hospital pharmacist by background, Dan has wide ranging experience of supporting and developing learners in the workplace and in Higher Education, from pharmacy technicians and undergraduate pharmacy students, to pre-registration pharmacist trainees and pharmacists undertaking post-registration clinical training.
• Dr Nilesh Patel is Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the Reading School of Pharmacy. A pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacy, Dr Nilesh Patel has worked across several disciplines within Pharmacy giving him a unique overview of science into practice. His research encompasses clinical pharmaceutics, which is the application of science into practice and vice versa.