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Virtual Reality at Stanford's ATXPo October 06, 2017

Recently, Technology Enhanced Education's Innovation group visited Stanford University to participate in the Academic Technology Expo. ATXpo is a one-day event bringing together students, faculty members and staff from several local universities. These groups discuss and promote various practices for teaching and learning with technology. Technology Innovations demonstrated the software and portable kits that we are currently using to offer anatomy review sessions for medical students. VR for... Read More

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Virtual Reality as a Learning Tool in Anatomy Education August 30, 2017

By Megan O’Connor, Instructional Designer in the UCSF School of Medicine At its best, educational technology solves a learning challenge. At its worst, it’s an expensive trend with little educational value. As instructional designers in the School of Medicine at UCSF, the question “What learning challenge does virtual reality address?” is of significant interest to us as we explore the role of virtual reality (VR) in our curriculum. Fortunately, over the last few months, we’ve discovered... Read More

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Digital Media Creation Tools May 02, 2017

By Lisa Leiva, Learning Technologies Group, UCSF Our friends in the Learning Technologies Group are back again, this time to detail the applications and resources that the Tech Commons provides to help faculty, students, and staff create a variety of digital media projects. These projects include audio & video recording, screencapture, and more. View the full post at LTG's Convergence Blog. Read More

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Sneak Peek at the New CLE April 27, 2017

By Kaori Keller, Learning Technologies Group, UCSF Kaori Keller gives a first look at some of the exciting new features UCSF will enjoy with the upgrade from Moodle version 2.7 to 3.2 on July 1, 2017. Moodle is the learning management system that powers the UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment, also known as iROCKET in the School of Medicine. Check out Kaori's full blog post here. Read More

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Students Grading Students in the CLE January 30, 2017

By Sean McClelland, Learning Technologies Group, UCSF Sean McClelland in the UCSF Learning Technologies Group explores how the workshop tool in the CLE can be used to incorporate peer assessment into your courses to help get students involved in the teaching and learning process. Read Sean's full blog post here.   Read More

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Tips for Creating a Multimedia Project August 17, 2016

By Lisa Leiva, Learning Technologies Group, UCSF Have you ever had a great idea for creating a multimedia project, but didn’t know where to get started? No need to worry, our friends in the Learning Tech Group have got you covered! Head on over to Convergence for some tips on how to go about planning and creating an effective project while using the Library Tech Commons resources. Read More

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Six User Experience Design (UX) Tools for Educators June 28, 2016

By Megan O’Connor, Instructional Designer, UCSF   “Survey fatigue” is a real concern in higher education. By surveying students we want to better understand how we can improve our teaching and solve problems, but we could also learn from observing students’ experiences. After all, a doctor wouldn’t diagnose an illness from survey results. She would closely examine and observe a patient to develop a full diagnosis and treatment. Likewise, we can use User Experience Design (UX) to examine... Read More

Imagine When Medical Education Meets VR April 14, 2016

By Megan O'Connor, Instructional Designer, UCSF   The deep pit that suddenly opened in the floor was a truly scary prospect even though I knew I was standing on solid ground in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) at Stanford University. With an Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset on, my heart raced as our guide led me through the various stages of “the pit” simulation. First, I was to walk across the plank over the pit, then jump off the plank into the pit. My brain and body were at... Read More

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