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Exploring technology, pedagogy, and topics in instructional design and education, from Mayo Clinic's eLearning Center (D2).

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Exploring technology, pedagogy, and topics in instructional design and education, from Mayo Clinic's eLearning Center (D2).

    Learning Styles – Unpacking the Myth (EP:12)

    Learning Styles – Unpacking the Myth (EP:12)

    Learning Styles - Unpacking the Myth (EP:12)

    With Tesia Marshik, PhD.

    Let's talk about learning styles! The idea that we learn better in our "preferred learning style" is pretty pervasive and has become part of popular culture. Scores of consumer sites sell and promote various examples and models, urging people to "find your learning style". But, is there any evidence to support this? As educators, do we have a duty to follow the science? Join Stacy Craft and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Tesia Marshik as they unpack the learning styles neuromyth, the culture around this popular idea, why it is harmful and how to persevere to create quality effective educational experiences that still allow learners to reflect on how they learn.



    Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu



    Additional Resources



    The Myth of Learning Styles by Cedar Riener and Daniel Willingham



    Stop propagating the learning styles myth by Paul A. Kirschner



    Learning Styles as a Myth - Yale University



    Daily Prompt: Learning Styles



    Videos:



    https://youtu.be/NvM4mnEIxuQ - The Myth of Individual Learning Styles with Dr. Robert Bjork







    Learning Styles and the importance of critical self-reflection with Tesia Marshik - TEDxUWLaCrosse - https://youtu.be/855Now8h5Rs







    Books:

    How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, Marie K. Norman, Richard E. Mayer



    Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel



     

    • 40 min
    What Learners Want – Motivations and Strategies to Enhance Education (EP:11)

    What Learners Want – Motivations and Strategies to Enhance Education (EP:11)

    What Learners Want - Motivations and Strategies to Enhance Education

    With Michael Horn, MBA.

    Do you know why your learners are choosing their education? Understanding the mindset of learners is an important insight to inform how exactly you design and deliver education. Join Stacy Craft and distinguished author, speaker and innovative educational expert Michael Horn, MBA as they chat expansively about learner motivation, its impacts on design choices, the ins and outs of blended and active learning, as well as personal autonomy and why rats who drive cars made of plastic bottles is so relatable.



    Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu



    Additional Resources



    Blended Learning Universe



    Flipped Learning Network

    • 32 min
    Writing Quality Multiple Choice Questions – Theories, Tips, and the Titanic (EP:10)

    Writing Quality Multiple Choice Questions – Theories, Tips, and the Titanic (EP:10)

    Writing Quality Multiple Choice Questions - Theories, Tips, and the Titanic (EP:10)

    With Patti Shank, PhD.

    Multiple choice questions are ubiquitous in education. We all use them, and they are essential to assessing and gathering data of all sorts. But, are we doing it right? What does the research show about what we need to be doing better? In this episode, award winning author, former eLearning Guild Research Director, and education expert Patti Shank, PhD, chats with Stacy Craft about what it takes to create quality multiple choice questions, how to validate them, and why it is so important to outcomes. From immediate tips you can start using today to an in depth exploration of all things multiple choice – who knew there was so much to ponder about the art of multiple choice questions?



    Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu



    Additional Resources



    Do THIS, Not THAT When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions by Patti Shank



    Designing Quality Multiple Choice Questions -Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning



    Common Mistakes in Writing MCQs



    Vyas, Rashmi & Supe, Avinash. (2007). Multiple choice questions: A literature review on the optimal number of options. The National medical journal of India. 21. 130-3.



    Video



    Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions - Presented by: David J. DiSantis, MD Recorded September 13, 2016 at RSNA’s Faculty Skills Update: Beyond the Podium—Tips for Teaching and Testing



    https://youtu.be/uNW1ZVddu5E



     

    • 34 min
    Caring and Education – From Theory to Practice in Adult Education (EP:09)

    Caring and Education – From Theory to Practice in Adult Education (EP:09)

    Caring and Education - From Theory to Practice in Adult Education (EP:09)

    With Whitney Kilgore, PhD.

    The ethics of care, often referred to as "Care Theory", is a theory and philosophy that encompasses the human experience as a whole. Pioneered by educationalist and philosopher Nel Noddings with the publication of her book "Caring" in 1982 along with continued work thereafter, Care Theory asks us to re-frame our approach to each other and our experiences through the lens of caring. But, why does this matter and how does it intersect with pedagogy and adult education? In this episode, iDesign co-founder, author, faculty, and researcher Whitney Kilgore, PhD, chats with Stacy Craft about what Care Theory is and why it matters as well as how to integrate caring into our individual educational strategies as well as on a broader scale.



    Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu



    Additional Resources



    Nel Noddings, The Ethics of Care and Education



    caring in education - Nel Noddings 



    Barrow, M. (2015). Caring in Teaching: A Complicated Relationship. Journal of Effective Teaching, 15(2), 45-59.



    Salehian, M., Heydari, A., Aghebati, N., & Karimi, H. M. (2017). Faculty-Student Caring Interaction in Nursing Education: An Integrative Review. Journal of caring sciences, 6(3), 257-267.



    Audio



    Nel Noddings Interview - Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012

    • 30 min
    Sticky Learning – What Binge Watching Teaches us About the Goldfish Myth (EP:08)

    Sticky Learning – What Binge Watching Teaches us About the Goldfish Myth (EP:08)

    Sticky Learning - What Binge Watching Teaches us About the Goldfish Myth (EP:08)

    With Julie Dirksen, M.S.

    As educators, you have likely heard a lot about the limits of human attention span, maybe you even heard that cell phones have robbed us of precious mental faculties leaving us with less capacity than a goldfish. Truth be told, there are a lot of ideas out there around the topic of attention span as well as how to make learning materials effective (aka sticky). From goldfish brains to classroom theatrics to multi-hour media binges – what exactly is it that makes us engaged and learning stick? In this episode, designbetterlearning founder, instructional designer, and author of the book Design for How People Learn Julie Dirksen chats with Stacy Craft about strategies for creating ‘Sticky Learning’ and how that connects with our common misconceptions around attention span.



    Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu



    Additional Resources



    How to Make Brain Friendly Learning that Sticks



    6 Tricks to Making Learning Sticky! 



    Teaching Tips – Sticky Learning



    Baird, A. (2012). Sticky Teaching. [online] Association for Psychological Science - APS.



    Books



    Inglis, H., Dawson, K. and Nishioka, R. (2014). Sticky learning. Lanham: Fortress Press.



    Videos



    https://youtu.be/TSU11IVyK4A



    https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/j0dkbaj4cq



    You can follow Julie on Twitter at @usablelearning

    • 35 min
    Reflecting on Reflection – The Value of Making Meaning (EP:07)

    Reflecting on Reflection – The Value of Making Meaning (EP:07)

    Reflection is a transformative and multifaceted practice that has the potential to impact education, learners, and even educators in profound ways. Its application has the distinct ability to allow individuals to connect current and prior knowledge while simultaneously synthesizing emotional and cognitive information - all while applying insights towards the future. In this episode, physician and educator Justin Kreuter, MD chats with Stacy Craft about reflection in education and beyond, personal insights, and practical ideas for beginning reflection. Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu Additional Resources Getting Started with Reflective Practice - Cambridge International Teaching and Learning Team Role of Reflection - Brock University Center for Pedagogical Innovation Elizabeth Smith (2011) Teaching critical reflection, Teaching in Higher Education, 16:2, 211-223, DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2010.515022 Wald, H. S., Borkan, J. M., Taylor, J. S., Anthony, D., & Reis, S. P. (2012). Fostering and evaluating reflective capacity in medical education: developing the REFLECT rubric for assessing reflective writing. Academic Medicine, 87(1), 41-50. Video - AskSarbramowicz Episode 7 (starting at timecode 7:11) https://youtu.be/mybbuhWQ4Jo?t=431 Contacts: You can reach Justin Kreuter on Twitter @KreuterMD

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Loving the approach this show is taking on topics that can be somewhat boring at times in other venues. I stayed engaged the entire podcast and found myself wanting more at the end!! Great work.

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