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Don't Graduate from "Google University"

Posted by Sandeep Shah on May 18, 2016 3:04:54 PM

We recently came across some research that Google searches can give your brain "an inflated perception of self-knowledge", a likely condition that will soon be classified as a mental disorder by DSM-5 (paradoxically, when we googled this syndrome, we came across a condition called Dunning–Kruger effect that deals with the illusory superiority of this kind.  Clearly I am being facetious to make a point that this should not give me a license to practice as a Psychiatrist!)

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Tags: Education, Skyscape

Snapword - Gamification of Nursing and Medical Education

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 12, 2015 12:56:34 AM

Gamification of education - Is it a buzz or the way millennials learn, retain and recall knowledge?

Why gaming in eLearning?

  1.  Games are fun, have levels, tolerate failure, are competitive, award points and badges
  2. Games on mobile devices offer flexible learning environment
  3. Self paced with instant feedback

Skyscape has developed Snap Word gaming platform which includes a free APP with:

  • Cue cards and answers that are grouped into levels and modules
  • Coins are earned or traded for hints and certificates awarded at completion of each level

Use your imagination to create your game cards and distribute to student group(s).  Get started with our library that includes:

  • 500+ skeletal, muscular and organ systems images
  • Add calculations, clinical scenarios or NCLEX questions

We’ve built the framework but the possibilities are  endless.

Try the free app and contact us to discuss how we can work together to gamify the classroom.

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Tags: Education

SkillsHub - Get Ready for the Workplace

Posted by Nursing Educator on Apr 23, 2015 12:58:55 AM
Prepare your students for the workplace

 

Get away from the paper-based checklists and using text books that were obsolete at time of print. Skyscape's Skills Hub platform allows you to spend more time teaching and impacting outcomes by:

  • Electronically giving immediate feedback to students and running reports without the paperwork burden
  • Generating aggregated reports for accreditation

SkillsHub Platform is already packed with features and we have planned enhancements that will allow students to upload videos for peer review and for faculty grading and much more…

Students benefit by:

  • Learning from clear step-by-step instructions with links to evidence based material
  • Learning by observing videos and critiquing
  • Tracking skills performed in the Lab and/or Clinic and build a portfolio
  • Answering NCLEX type questions

Try the free app and contact us to find out how easy it is to customize the content and adopt the system in your curriculum.

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Tags: Education, Nursing

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