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Using the Socratic Method in a Flipped Classroom

There has been discussion lately about the use of the flipped classroom in medical education and last night it came up in the context of #medlibs continuing education because of a blog post by Eric Schnell – Flipping the MLA … Continue reading

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The Lifespan of a Fact – book review and some observations

Last week I finished reading ‘The Lifespan of a Fact.’ John D’Agata, author. Jim Fingal, fact-checker. The core of the book is an essay by D’Agata about the suicide of Levi Presley in Las Vegas in 2002. But wrapped around … Continue reading

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The Power of Social Media

Last night I ran a bit of an experiment on medlibs chat on twitter. I noticed quite a few anti-circumcision tweets during on the AAMC feed during the 2012 meeting and I thought it quite odd. After all, I’m not … Continue reading

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EHRs and Patient Safety – a reply to a #medlibs chat

Last Thursday Jon Goodell (@jonspoke) mentioned that EHRs can worsen pateint safety and posted a JAMA article from 2005 http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=200498 I knew we had used newer things in a class presentation earlier this year in my Clinical Information Systems class. … Continue reading

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What, no Network?

When I arrived at work today, 15 minutes after the Library opening, I was greeted with the news that the network was out and we should all go home. I jokingly said “We still have books!” It wasn’t until I … Continue reading

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Daniel Pink at MLA

I just attended a wonderful lecture by Danial Pink at MLA. I read his book “A Whole New Mind” last year when it was first announced that it would be the ‘group read’ for MLA this year. Of course I … Continue reading

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Deciding on Twitter and Other Social Media

Whenever something new comes up technology wise, I usually try it to see if it will be useful. I have tried Google Wave, LinkedIn, Ning, and of course I set up a Twitter account early on. It was quite helpful … Continue reading

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Time for a New Challenge

Hi. My name is Margaret Henderson and I’m a part-time biomedical librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. I also work part-time for one of the science departments at the School of Medicine setting up an image database. I am very interested … Continue reading

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