Monday, May 3, 2021

Are We Answering Student Questions? | Science Updates | TAPP 92


Episode 92 is all about how we can use customer-service concepts in education. Tune in and hear Kevin Patton discuss the importance of being a good listener and empathetic responder. You’ll also hear about new research that shows not all plaques are bad actors when it comes to Alzheimer disease. And finally, find out how to get free almost-daily updates on life science, teaching, and learning!

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 00:53 | New Discovery about Plaque
  • 08:33 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 09:51 | New TAPP Science & Education Updates
  • 15:23 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 16:45 | Are We Answering Student Questions?
  • 30:52| Sponsored by HAPS
  • 31:40 | Power Skills for Answering Students
  • 40:19 | Staying Connected

 

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The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. (Ralph Nichols)

 

New Discovery about Plaque

7.5 minutes

In teaching A&P, it's not our objective to dive too deeply into pathophysiology. But we do use it as a tool to help students understand and apply concepts of "normal" structure and function. A new discovery about plaque's role in Alzheimer disease—or perhaps what is NOT its role—is a story that at once helps students make clinical applications, lets students know more about the vital functions of glial cells, and gives a glimpse of contemporary scientific discovery.

  • Plaque Protect: Study Makes Surprising Finding About Alzheimer's Hallmark (summary article) my-ap.us/3aJFzCy
  • In surprising twist, some Alzheimer’s plaques may be protective, not destructive (announcement from Salk Institute) my-ap.us/2S9BvW5
  • Microglia use TAM receptors to detect and engulf amyloid β plaques (research article from Nature Immunology) my-ap.us/3eBEf5S
  • Image: dense-core amyloid-beta plaque (red) surrounded by microglia (white) [Credit: Salk Institute] my-ap.us/3gFlp0l

dense-core amyloid-beta plaque (red) surrounded by microglia (white)

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minute

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New TAPP Science & Education Update

5.5 minutes

You may (or may not) remember that Nuzzel newsletter I've had going a couple of years. It was an almost-daily curated list of headlines of interest to anatomy and physiology faculty (and, I've discovered, some random non-A&P folks who just like the content). Well, Nuzzel is suddenly shutting down it's newsletter function and so I've switched to Revue by Twitter. Here's how to subscribe (it's free) if you're not already subscribed:

screenshot of sample issue of TAPP Updates newsletter

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Are We Answering Student Questions?

14 minutes

No, really. Am I really answering what each student wants to know? Or am I simply reacting to key words or phrases without really listening to the specifics of each student question. This segment asks us to consider using some customer-service (gasp!) techniques to make sure we're not leaving our students alone and frustrated.

face hidden by a question mark

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

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Power Skill for Answering Students

8.5 minutes

Starting with some "power phrases" from a recent article, we explore some words and phrases to use when answering student questions.

  • These 7 phrases can help you sound more powerful at work (article mentioned in this segment) my-ap.us/3eykP1N

students

 

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Burnout! A Chat with Rebecca Pope-Ruark | TAPP 91


Burnout is a serious issue that can affect your health, relationships, and job performance. It’s important to know the signs of burnout so you can take steps to prevent it from happening in the first place. But if you do experience burnout, don’t panic! There are ways for you to get back on track and feel good again. Listen to this episode of The A&P Professor with Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark about how we can avoid, deal with, or be there for others experiencing burnout! You'll be glad you did!

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 00:48 | Rebecca Pope-Ruark
  • 02:42 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 04:08 | Burnout & How to Fix It
  • 18:41 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 19:59 | Reducing Academic Burnout
  • 34:42 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 35:59 | Student Burnout
  • 41:54 | Staying Connected

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Connection with peers, rather than competition, can drive our creative energy and help us through difficult times. (Rebecca Pope-Ruark)

 

Rebecca Pope-Ruark

2 minutes

Introduction to this episode's special guest, Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark. She's an author of the popular book Agile Faculty, host of the Agile Faculty podcast, and an expert in faculty burnout.

  • The Agile Faculty Life (Rebecca Pope-Ruark's website) my-ap.us/3dAYcJB
  • Agile Academic (Rebecca Pope-Ruark's blog) my-ap.us/31MFLfB
  • The Agile Academic Podcast (Rebecca Pope-Ruark's podcast for women in higher ed) my-ap.us/3dysixv
  • Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching (book by Rebecca Pope-Ruark) amzn.to/3wrZFKU

Photo of Rebecca Pope-Ruark and caption "on faculty burnout"

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minute

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Burnout & How to Fix It

14.5 minutes

Following up on a recent online HAPS webinar hosted by Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark lays out some of the basics of burnout. What is burnout? Is it different than stress? How can we deal with faculty burnout?

  • Keeping the Spark - March 10, 2021. Presentation by Rebecca Pope-Ruark on faculty burnout and how to avoid or recover from it. Sponsored by HAPS and AACA. (recording of presentation) my-ap.us/3rSOsQb

flames with title "Burnout!"

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Reducing Academic Burnout

14.5 minutes

What can we do to prevent or reduce faculty burnout? Are there ways we can support each other and keep each other out of "the burn?"
burning matches

 

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1.5 minute

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Student Burnout

6 minutes

Yes, there are things we can do in our courses to help with student burnout.fatigued woman with laptop

 

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90


Episode 90 of The A&P Professor podcast is a thematic smörgåsbord, full of tasty tidbits to share with students and colleagues. Host Kevin Patton talks about dealing with resistance when we try to take bold steps in teaching. Is note taking better with a paper or an electronic device? The effects of diluting blood plasma on aging (don't try this at home).And the phenomenon of pandemic weight change.

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 01:06 | Notetaking: Paper or Digital?
  • 13:14 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 14:53 | Pandemic Twenty?
  • 19:27 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 20:39 | Diluted Blood: Fountain of Youth?
  • 28:25 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 29:37 | Taking Bold Steps in Teaching
  • 42:57 | Long-Term Learning Seminar
  • 44:20 | More Bold Steps
  • 50:46 | Staying Connected

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Of all frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called ‘the greatest evil in the world’. The friction which results from ignorance can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent. (Nikola Tesla)

 

Notetaking: Paper or Digital?

12 minutes

It's the battle of paper notetaking vs. digital notetaking. Who's the winner? Are are we ready to declare a winner?

  • The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking (journal article from Psychological Science) my-ap.us/39qbNCo
  • Don’t Ditch the Laptop Just Yet: Replication Finds No Immediate Advantage to Writing Notes by Hand (blog article from American Psychological Association) my-ap.us/39svN7h
  • Don’t Ditch the Laptop Just Yet: A Direct Replication of Mueller and Oppenheimer’s (2014) Study 1 Plus Mini Meta-Analyses Across Similar Studies (journal article from Psychological Science) my-ap.us/3fpmHff
  • Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices: Brain Activation Differences During Memory Retrieval (journal article from Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience) my-ap.us/3u3YjEb
  • Stronger Brain Activity After Writing on Paper Than on Tablet or Smartphone (article at Neuroscience News) my-ap.us/3ftufxE

student writing in a notebook

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minute

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Pandemic Twenty?

4.5 minutes

Originally conceived as the equivalent of the mythical "freshmen 15," the "pandemic 15" may turn out to be the "pandemic twenty" or more. Or less. Listen and find out.

  • How Much Weight Did We Gain During Lockdowns? 2 Pounds a Month, Study Hints (article from New York Times) my-ap.us/3fqgX5a
  • Body Weight Changes During Pandemic-Related Shelter-in-Place in a Longitudinal Cohort Study (journal article from Journal of the American Medical Association) my-ap.us/3dg5L8y

woman with medical mask looking out window

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Diluted Blood: Fountain of Youth?

7.5 minutes

New research suggests that diluting our blood plasma could reduce or reverse some effects of aging. Don't try this at home!

  • Rejuvenation of three germ layers tissues by exchanging old blood plasma with saline-albumin (journal article) my-ap.us/31lDHeq
  • Diluting blood plasma rejuvenates tissue and reverses aging (summary article of the recent research) my-ap.us/3cjkGiR
  • Rejuvenation of aged progenitor cells by exposure to a young systemic environment. (Journal article on the 2005 research) my-ap.us/3ckyUQu

camera phone showing a baby, but pointing to an elderly person

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Check out: My Experience in Striving for Equitable Education in A&P Curriculum: Why it Matters to my Students (HAPS blog post) my-ap.us/39q8R8B

HAPS logo

 

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching

13 minutes

Ever feel resistance from peers when suggesting a try of  new or different teaching or curriculum strategies? Yeah, me too.

woman leaning forward

 

Long-Term Learning Seminar

1.5 minute

Here's a great refresher of some basic evidence-based strategies that you can use to take a bold step in teaching: Five Powerful Ways You Can Enhance Long-Term Learning in Your A&P Course

  • Topics include:
    • spaced retrieval practice
    • test debriefing
    • pre-testing
    • cumulative testing
    • initial exams
  • Don't forget! You can earn a digital credential in professional development for this online seminar.

Long-Term Learning

 

More Bold Steps

6.5 minutes

The conversation continues with some practical advice. For example, how to bring your critics on board with your bold ideas!

 

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Smooth Teaching with Slides: Animations to Dramatize the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Science Updates | TAPP 89


Host Kevin Patton outlines several new discoveries, including the function of background noise in the brain, how exercise triggers immunity, a possible blood marker for longevity, and how mitochondria are organized during cell division. And he discusses how easy animation effects can help students focus on important elements of the story of anatomy and physiology.

  • 00:00 | Quotation & Intro
  • 00:47 | Brain's Background Noise
  • 08:06 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 09:12 | How Exercise Triggers Immunity
  • 13:30 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 14:41 | Mitochondria During Cell Division
  • 22:10 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 23:03 | How Old Will We Get
  • 26:22 | Focus Our Story on Slides
  • 35:22 | The Scoop About Segments
  • 36:33 | Smooth Slides for a Smooth Story
  • 43:56 | Staying Connected

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We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy. (Mathieu Ricard)

 

Brain's Background Noise

7 minutes

The so-called "background noise" in an electroencephalogram (EEG)—that aperiodic data that contrasts with the periodic waves we usually look for—may be a measure of consciousness.

  • Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries (Quanta magazine article) my-ap.us/3lisLqW
  • Most brain activity is "background noise" — and that's upending our understanding of consciousness (Salon magazine article) my-ap.us/30KWq2q

white man with superimposed computer code

 

Sponsored by AAA

1 minute

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How Exercise Triggers Immunity

4 minutes

We know that exercise has many beneficial effects in the body, including stimulation of the immune system. A new discovery in mice suggests that the same pressure that triggers bone growth with exercise also triggers the precursors to lymphocytes in bone marrow.

woman exercising on beach

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Mitochondria During Cell Division

7.5 minutes

We know how the nuclear genome is organized into two equivalent groups during cell division—at least the broad strokes. A new discovery sheds light on complex mechanisms that distribute the mitochondrial genome.

  • Actin cables and comet tails organize mitochondrial networks in mitosis (article in Nature) my-ap.us/30J7cX4
    two mitochondria (electron micrograph)

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

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How Old Will We Get?

3 minutes

A study of 90- to 100-year-olds suggests that there's a blood marker that might give clues to our longevity.

  • More than 100 centenarians help to reveal a biomarker for long life (news item in Nature) my-ap.us/2NlN8a9
  • A neuronal blood marker is associated with mortality in old age (article in Nature Aging) my-ap.us/30Kxngf

elderly woman

 

Focus our Story on Slides

9 minutes

It's best to have few, if any, phrases of text on our teaching slides—so that students will focus on our orally presented story of anatomy and physiology. But when we do need more than a phrase or two—a term or two—then using simple animations to bring them in one at a time works well.

hand holding a microscope

 

The Scoop About Segments

1 minute

Chunking. I use segments to divide the episode partly to give room for sponsor messages (thank you, sponsors!), but also to chunk the content so that it doesn't feel like you are drinking from a fire house. You know?... a bit of a cognitive "breather" before moving on to the next thing.

  • How to use chapter markers in Apple’s Podcasts app (a how-to for flipping from segment to segment; also works similarly in other podcast platforms) my-ap.us/3bVFoVZ

 

Smooth Slides for a Smooth Story

7.5 minutes

Smooth and subtle animations for bringing in new slide elements work better that jarring "appear" animations or wildly sliding or jumping or scrolling animations. This is especially important when considering accessibility for those with motion-sensitive conditions. Smooth... that should be our mantra!

  • The Golden Voice Behind All Those Ken Burns Documentaries (about Peter Coyote, mentioned in this episode) https://my-ap.us/3tranz1

slides

 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Proper Order of Topics in A&P | Leaderboards | Student Frustration | TAPP 88


Ever wonder why topics in A&P seem to have a uniform order of topics in all the courses & textbooks? Host Kevin Patton discusses the proper order of those concepts. We continue the discussion of gamification, including a focus on leaderboards. And we tackle why pandemic learning causes students to lament that they have to teach themselves.

  • 00:00 | Quotation & Intro
  • 00:44 | More on Gamification
  • 06:20 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 07:38 | Leaderboard Competition
  • 16:02 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 17:16 | Pandemic Feelings of Learning
  • 25:12 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 26:16 | Order of A&P Topics
  • 35:27 | TAPP Community
  • 36:03 | The Proper Order?
  • 41:18 | Staying Connected

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I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  (Albert Einstein)

 

More on Gamification

5.5 minutes

We revisit how Kevin uses Badgr badges in his course and in the TAPP-ed program—including the main steps for setting up either badges internal to the learning management system (LMS) or external to the LMS.

medal or badge with red ribbon

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Sign up for the new VDD or Virtual Dissection Database. You can access it at www.virtualdissectiondatabase.com

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Leaderboard Competition

8.5 minutes

Competition can be a potent part of the gamification strategy in education. This competition can motivate students to keep going and keep succeeding. One way to to support this kind of competition and collaboration is to use a leaderboard. Leaderboards are built into the Badgr microcredential system— as well as other microcredential systems.

  • The effect of challenge-based gamification on learning: An experiment in the context of statistics education (recent research study on using leaderboards in higher ed) my-ap.us/3sg4Drg
  • Kevin's badge page for his Pre-A&P students lionden.com/fis-badges.htm
  • Duolingo (free app for learning a new language, where Kevin is currently experiencing the advantages of gamification as he learns the Esperanto lingvo, er, language) www.duolingo.com/info
  • Using Badgr's Course Leaderboard my-ap.us/3aLovfP
  • Gamification in Science Education. A Systematic Review of the Literature. (review article from the journal Education Sciences)my-ap.us/3khSy2b
  • The Gamification of Learning: a Meta-analysis (journal article from Educational Psychology Review) my-ap.us/2NPf0U2

Leaderboard competition showing Duolingo and Canvas leaderboards

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Pandemic Feelings of Learning

8 minutes

Applying what we learned from The A&P Professor Journal Club in Episode 83, we examine that common student lament heard while pandemic teaching: I feel like I have to teach myself! Just one element of the pandemic teaching & learning experience, maybe this one is partly explained by the natural gap between "feelings of learning" and "actual learning" experience when moving from passive to active learning strategies. Maybe.

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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HAPS logo

 

Order of A&P Topics

9 minutes

Ever wonder how the nearly universal order or sequence of A&P topics got settled? The mystery is revealed in this segment!

domino game in progress

 

❤️ Discount subscription to The A&P Professor CommunitytheAPprofessor.org/Insider21 (good through Feb 2021)

 

The Proper Order?

5 minutes

Another mystery revealed: the proper order of topics in the A&P course. Really. The definitive answer!

nonlinear web with caption "is there a proper order of topics in the A&P course?"

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87


Allowing students to earn badges in the A&P course provides motivation to master all the concepts and also provides granular documentation of learning beyond the transcripted course grade. Host Kevin Patton shares his experience, along with a discussion of skin color in teaching future health professionals and the use of refresher tests to get students ready for their A&P course.

  • 00:00 | Quotation
  • 00:46 | Refresher Tests
  • 08:49 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 10:13 | Black & Brown Skin
  • 19:48 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 20:54 | Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials
  • 29:06 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 30:07 | Badges 2: Gamification
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Refresher Tests

8 minutes

A brief "refresher" on refresher tests, or as Kevin calls them... Test Zero. Pulling together ideas mentioned in past episodes, Kevin describes how he uses initial review tests in A&P 1 and a bit differently in A&P 2 to get students better prepared for their course. And he reveals the learning science behind why they work.

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A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Black & Brown Skin | Book Club

9.5 minutes

A&P faculty have the awesome responsibility to "set the stage" for future health professionals. One way we can do this is to start early with an awareness of anatomic variations and how they influence observation of clinical signs. That that starts with the skin, particularly how common clinical conditions appear in a variety of skin colors. A new recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club may help us (and our students) with that.

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Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials

8 minutes

Returning to the concept of badges (which are available for podcasts, book readings, seminars, etc., in The A&P Professor universe world), Kevin talks about the value of badges both for us as professional educators and for our students. The example of the latter is Kevin's use of badges in his Pre-A&P course.

 

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Badges 2: Gamification

8 minutes

The digital micro-credential conversation continues with a discussion of the gamification advantage to using badges in a higher-ed course. And we circle back to the "credential" aspect of badges, too.

  • Duolingo (free app for learning a new language, where Kevin is currently experiencing the advantages of gamification as he learns the Esperanto lingvo, er, language) www.duolingo.com/info
  • Gamifying Education: Motivation and the Implementation of Digital Badges for Use in Higher Education (journal article) my-ap.us/3rxneig
  • The Usefulness of Digital Badges in Higher Education - Exploring the Student Perspectives (journal article) my-ap.us/2MLz4GL
  • The Elements of Gamification Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review my-ap.us/36SntfJ

gamification in higher ed: using badges to motivate students in A&P

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