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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
- 38:11 | Staying Connected
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“That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.” (Raph Koster)
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.
- Some previous episodes that mention Test Zero
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Black & Brown Skin | Book Club
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.
- Black & Brown Skin (Mind the Gap book) www.blackandbrownskin.co.uk/
- Pulse Oximeter Devices Have Higher Error Rate in Black Patients (NY Times article) my-ap.us/3q0Gkg7
- Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry Measurement (letter in New England Journal of Medicine) my-ap.us/3jud132
- Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching | Resilience | TAPP 74 (where Kevin talks about "setting the stage" in lion taming)
Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
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!
Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials
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.
- 86 | What a Year! | Pandemic Teaching & More | A Reflection (episode where I describe TAPP-ed badges)
- The A&P Professor Community (private online community with upcoming micro-course in micro-credentials) theAPprofessor.org/community (February 2021 subscription discount at theAPprofessor.org/Insider21
- Badgr (digital micro-credentialing platform; free for basic badging functions) badgr.com
- Education | Professional Development (TAPP-ed page that describes & links to all the badges available in The A&P Professor Education program)
- Pre-A&P Badges | And Why Should I Care? (Kevin's student-facing web page for the badges he awards in his Pre-A&P course; list of badges & criteria; explanation of badges to students, including how to use them) lionden.com/fis-badges.htm
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Badges 2: Gamification
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
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