Monday, January 28, 2019

Big Year in Anatomy & Physiology Teaching with The A&P Professor | Episode 36

0:42 | Adam Rich Asks About Student Feedback
10:32 | New Type of Vessel in Bones
14:17 | Big Ideas: Content Updates & Applications
20:15 | Big Ideas: This Podcast
20:45 | Big Ideas: Featured Ideas of the Year
29:45 | Big Ideas: Wrapping Up the Year

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1 | Adam Rich Calls In

10 minutes
Kevin responds to a call from Adam Rich of SUNY Brockport regarding giving students feedback/corrected responses in online tests.

 Online testing


2 | New Type of Vessel in Bones

3.5 minutes
Scientists have discovered a system of small vessels that cross every part of a bone's cortical layers to supply most of the bone's blood—over 80% of the arterial supply and 59% of venous drainage. The proposed name is trans-cortical vessels (TCVs).
  • We’ve discovered a new type of blood vessel in our bones (brief article summarizing the discovery)
  • A network of trans-cortical capillaries as mainstay for blood circulation in long bones (full research article)

 bone vessels


3 | Big Year: Content Updates & Applications

6 minutes
The first of several segments in a "debriefing" of the first year of this podcast.
This year brought many content updates and brief teaching snippets, from using green pens for grading to the role of platelets in immunity. Too many to mention, but Kevin gives his best shot at listing some of those that seem to be most memorable.
 Animated BP Categories


4 | Big Year: Evolution of This Podcast

9.5 minutes
What are show notes and how do they differ from the episode page? How best to listen and share? What's the episode list ( Preview episodes! And a word about our sponsors:
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5 | Big Year: The Big Ideas of the Past Year

 11 minutes
Each full episode usually has a "featured topic." This segment reviews some of the major topics and themes that emerged during the first year of the podcast.  From caring-empathy-compassion to integrity to storytelling, and from testing-as-teaching to elephant skin to learning science, a lot was covered! And what about those guest interviews--the Learning Scientists, media expert Barbara Waxer, anatomy educator Aaron Fried, and artist-professor Paul Krieger? And let's not forget those "lucky numbers"!
 one year

5 | Big Year: Wrapping Up

2 minutes
What do you want me to cover? I have some ideas, of course. But I want to hear  your ideas, too!
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