During the FMS TEL Conference, Leonard Shapiro of the University of Cape Town presented an overview of the many ways in which people draw, dispelled myths about the ‘quality’ of a drawing, and covered some of the many ways in which drawing can be useful in learning and in communication once we stop judging ourselves on our artistic skill.
The university has a range of tools that allow us to draw for learning and communication, and draw collaboratively when teaching in person and online, such as smart boards, interactive whiteboards, and collaborative whiteboards in Zoom and Teams, as well as note making apps on devices we have in our pockets.
Drawing as a method to understand 3D anatomical structures is central to Leonard’s work – how might drawing allow your students to take a different viewpoint in your subject?
You may also wish to consider the approaches and methods used in the other linked FMS TEL videos below:
This quick guide gives you tips on how to boost the power of your Outlook searches.
The FMS TEL team was recently discussing the options for searching for emails in Outlook. Most of us are familiar with the search tool and can use the basic function. But there are ways to supercharge your searches in Outlook.
The first option is to use the Advance Search feature. To use this feature simply click on the Search bar then click on the open menu carrot on the right side of the Search bar.
Use the Advanced search options to specify criteria for your search. This interface is easy to use and understand. Search for emails based on sender, dates, subjects, attachments, and more.
You can also conduct specific searches using Outlooks search language operators. Here is a list of some of the search operators you can use to quickly search for specific results.
Anything containing the string pat including Pat, pattern, sympathy
Anything containg the string pat or the string smith, including as part of a larger word
Pat AND Smith
Anything containg both strings pat and smith, including as part of a larger word
Pat NOT Smith
Anything containing the string pat but not the string smith, including as part of a larger word
Pat OR Smith
The same as searching Pat Smith
Anything containing the string pat alone, not including as part of a larger word
Anything sent from Pat smith
from:”pat smith” about:”status report”
Anything sent from Pat smith that includes the phrase status report in the subject line
Anything with an attahcment
Anything containing an attachment called document.docx
Anything with the subject including the phrase status report
Anything received on 15 February 2022
from:pat (received:15/2/2022 or received:16/3/2022)
Anyting received from a sender with string pat on 15 February 2022 or 16 March 2022
We hope these search tips will prove useful to you in your future Outlook email searches.
A formal case- based peer assisted learning session in undergraduate medical curriculum: Malaysian medical students’ thoughts and beliefs
Dr Alice Kurien, Senior Lecturer, NUMed Peer assisted learning (PAL) model is being increasingly implemented in many universities as an important active learning support tool to facilitate constructive learning and to enhance the confidence level of students. Several studies have identified the various benefits of peer assisted learning in undergraduate medical education, such as enjoyable learning environment, improved knowledge acquisition, teamwork, opportunity for self-assessment, and motivation to become teachers and mentors in their future carrier. One of the outcomes expected of doctors is to see themselves as teachers and mentors in their future carrier (GMC, 2015).
Peer Assisted Learning in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum-A Literature Review
Dr Vasantha Subramaniyam, Clinical Senior Lecturer, and Dr Alice Kurien, Senior Lecturer, NUMed A career in health profession does not just limit to patient care, but includes clinical teaching, research, and administrative duties. To address this effectively GMC recommends to introduce teaching to medical students (GMC,2015). Acting upon this advice, many institutions have revived and started implementing an ancient teaching methodology used by Socrates & Plato, the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) (Topping, 1998). PAL is a broader umbrella term which includes many entities like Peer learning & teaching, Peer mentoring, Peer leadership and Peer assessments. (Henning, 2008). PAL has been noted to improve the student engagement, self confidence, performance and overall performance (Smith, 2018).
We recently delivered a bespoke training session for the Graduate school about running assessments on Canvas. The session was aimed at Professional Services and Teaching staff, and covered the following:
Setting up assessments and enabling Turnitin
Creating Canvas rubrics
Monitoring submissions and managing different circumstances
Plagiarism checks and Marking
Moderation and release of grades
The resources are available on our Canvas Community to all Newcastle staff. You may need to enrol in the community if this is your first visit.