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2013-04-04 15:35:36

Varying lectures with tests improves attention, note-taking, and retention The number of online educational offerings has exploded in recent years, but their rapid rise has spawned a critical question: Can such “virtual” classes cut through the maze of distractions –  such as email, the Internet, and television – that face students sitting at their computers? The solution, Harvard researchers say, is to test students early and often. By interspersing...

2012-07-04 23:01:02

Amirsys' AnatomyOne helps faculty guide medical student education both inside and outside the classroom. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 Amirsys´ latest product,AnatomyOne, provides medical educators with the resources they need to enrich their students´ experiences outside the classroom while providing added depth inside the classroom. With AnatomyOne, faculty can create course outlines, hand-pick and share custom atlases, download lecture PowerPoints, and share links to...

2012-05-03 09:36:20

Dramatic changes are needed in medical student education, including a substantial reduction in the number of traditional lectures, according to a perspective piece to be published May 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine by two Stanford University professors. Medical education has changed little in the past 100 years despite dramatic changes in the world of medicine, the explosion in biomedical information and the ever-growing complexity of the health-care system. The traditional...

2011-08-15 08:49:00

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for lecture capture chosen by more than 900 colleges and universities, announced new independent survey results from the University of Maryland-Baltimore Dental School demonstrating the positive impact of Mediasite on student outcomes. A Mediasite campus since 2006, the school compiled several years of student surveys after amassing five-thousand captures with half a million...

2011-03-14 09:47:00

MADISON, Wis., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has standardized on Mediasite for lecture capture, continuing education, and international collaboration. "When I did the cost analysis and compared Mediasite to other tools, I started to understand the software that runs in the...

2011-01-05 09:40:00

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC) has expanded its audience reach by adding Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, to its classroom technology offering. "The Mediasite webcasting platform allows us to explore more modern educational technology," said Dr. Craig Barclay, director of education for MANDEC. "We've been very much a...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'