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Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future

blog post image When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight -- from a flying wing that...

Fatalism - the stalemate of us vs. COVID-19

blog post image Stephen Casper - medical historian at Clarkson University - offers a worrying prediction for COVID for the end of 2022. The analogy for COVID-19 won't be influenza but 'tuberculosis before the discovery of antibiotics'. A new hospital specialty might even exist - looking after COVID patients - and they...

Heisenberg on Helgoland - the value of spending time in natural surroundings

blog post image "It was finally time to use his strange calculus to calculate the energy of a real physical system. As his excitement mounted he kept on making mistakes and correcting them, but finally he had it. When he looked at it he was struck with joy and astonishment. Out of the dance of calculations emerged an...

Can ultrasound novices develop image acquisition skills after reviewing online ultrasound modules? Elaine Situ-LaCasse.

blog post image Background Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming a ubiquitous diagnostic tool, and there has been increasing interest to teach novice practitioners. One of the challenges is the scarcity of qualified instructors, and with COVID-19, another challenge is the difficulty with social distancing between learners...

The Agile Manifesto 20 years on: agility in software delivery is still a work in progress | ZDNet

blog post image We've had two decades to absorb the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto. What have we learned, and what are we still learning? 'We are closer and more aware, but we are turning a tanker and it is slow and incremental.'

Using the right tools for the job

blog post image Since this blog has been up I've fiddled with some text analysis stuff by analysing the text and making recommendations for similar blog entries. Did it all in PHP and MySQL just to understand how the algorithms work. Eventually it started to take about 5 hours to: tokenise and stemming the textcalculate...

Is heutagogy the future of education?

blog post image Fred Garnett, an educationalist, from the Heutagogy Stakeholder Group - a UNESCO initiative. "Humans developed the capability of 'social learning' over millennia before settlements enabled the development of 'civilisation'. We then invented education formalising what we had previously learnt informally....

Current themes and challenges facing HPE accreditation in the 21st century

blog post image A supplement in BMC Medical Education on Health Professional Education accreditation from the community of practice The International Health Professions Accreditation Outcomes Consortium (IFPAOC) - which was founded in 2012. This supplement focuses on graduate and residency programmes but it also addresses...

Adaptive tutorials versus web-based resources in radiology: a mixed methods analysis in junior doctors of efficacy and engagement:

blog post image Adaptive tutorials versus web-based resources in radiology: a mixed methods analysis in junior doctors of efficacy and engagement: Radiology education is limited in undergraduate Medicine programs. Junior doctors might not have the necessary background to effectively order and interpret diagnostic imaging...

How novice and expert anaesthetists understand expertise in anaesthesia: a qualitative study: The development of expertise

blog post image How novice and expert anaesthetists understand expertise in anaesthesia: a qualitative study: The development of expertise in anaesthesia requires personal contact between a mentor and a learner. Because mentors often are experienced clinicians, they may find it difficult to understand the challenges...

A comparison between the effectiveness of a gamified approach with the conventional approach in point-of-care ultrasonographic

blog post image A comparison between the effectiveness of a gamified approach with the conventional approach in point-of-care ultrasonographic training: Although gamification increases user engagement, its effectiveness in point-of-care ultrasonographic training has yet to be fully established. This study was conducted...

The new cultural norm: reasons why UK foundation doctors are choosing not to go straight into speciality training: The number

blog post image The new cultural norm: reasons why UK foundation doctors are choosing not to go straight into speciality training: The number of UK foundation doctors choosing to go straight into speciality training has fallen drastically over the last 10 years: We sought to explore and understand the reasons for...

Elevated CO2, increased leaf-level productivity, and water-use efficiency during the early Miocene: Abstract. Rising atmospheric

blog post image Elevated CO2, increased leaf-level productivity, and water-use efficiency during the early Miocene: Abstract. Rising atmospheric CO2 is expected to increase global temperatures, plant water-use efficiency, and carbon storage in the terrestrial biosphere. A CO2 fertilization effect on terrestrial vegetation...

UCL cancer policy update

blog post image “Because of the complexity of delivering better cancer care and the dynamics of NHS funding and introducing better practices in the health service there is a strong case for developing new cancer strategies for all the UK nations for the 2020s. Britain could also benefit from leading an independent...

Dying with smartphones - the anthropology of our relationship with machines.

blog post image 'Dying with smartphones' by Daniel Miller "The hospice movement has grown up respecting that most people want to die in their own homes, even when they are living alone. But where is that home?" "We have witnessed how smartphones are becoming part of us, rather than simply something we use. Humanity...

City fund managers call for rethink of capitalism

blog post image "Two of the world’s biggest fund management bosses have called for a rethink of capitalism and its obsession with constant economic growth, in a plaintive appeal for business and governments to deal more decisively with the challenges of climate change. Anne Richards, chief executive of Fidelity...

5 Features of Modern Workplace Learning

blog post image "5 Features of Modern Workplace Learning - Modern Workplace Learning 2020: There is a big mismatch between how individuals acquire new knowledge and skills and what they value (discovery, discourse and doing), and what organisations focus on and value (didactics). Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) is an...

Factors associated with successful dementia education for practitioners in primary care: an in-depth case study.

blog post image Factors associated with successful dementia education for practitioners in primary care: an in-depth case study. Designing learning for person-centred care is challenging and needs to involve an approach that works with HCPs and interdisciplinary teams. “With increasing numbers of people in the UK...

Teaching a difficult topic in medical genetics using a problem-based concept resembling a computer game.

blog post image Teaching a difficult topic using a problem-based concept resembling a computer game: development and evaluation of an e-learning application for medical molecular genetics: E-learning through serious gaming. Teaching concepts such as genetic testing and the digital literacy required to analyse data can...

Interested in shared decision making? What does it really mean to remove the distance between a doctor and their patient

blog post image Interested in shared decision making? What does it really mean to remove the distance between a doctor and their patient or family when managing the most complex of medical cases? Then read this. Matt Morgan, a colleague of mine from OnExamination days, an intensive care specialist in Cardiff, has written...