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Veterinary Times: "Educators urged to ‘play their part’ in VR technology growth"

Jun 10, 2017

Veterinary educators have been warned to prepare for a “technological revolution” where students will be trained through virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Student BMJ: The problem of "artificial empathy" for students within an OSCE

Jun 09, 2017

Since the introduction of OSCEs in communication skills, trainee doctors have been tested on their ability to act. The Student BMJ asks how an OSCE can be used to observe empathetic skills in trainees when the stimulus is known to be artificial.

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Facial recognition to help students learn

Jun 07, 2017

A business school in Paris will soon begin using artificial intelligence and facial analysis to determine whether students are paying attention in class. The software, called Nestor, will be used in two online classes at the ESG business school beginning in September.

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Poll Results: Do you read a journal devoted to medical education?

Jun 06, 2017

The MedEdWorld poll in the last newsletter asked: Do you read a journal devoted to medical education?

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The VR Doctor: Gamification, Education & The Possible VR Future Of Healthcare

Jun 06, 2017

NHS doctor and VRFocus contributor Dr. Raphael Olaiya discusses VR's role in healthcare as part of a video essay on the subject.

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Project ECHO: "a collaborative model of medical education that builds relationships among a team of interdisciplinary specialists"

Jun 05, 2017

Primary care providers throughout New Jersey will be able to increase their capacity to effectively screen and treat patients with diabetes, thyroid, metabolic bone or pituitary disease by participating in the newly launched Robert Wood Johnson Partners Project ECHO for Complex Endocrinology.

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GP Strategies: From Pikachu to Patients: The Rise of Augmented Reality

Jun 01, 2017

The phenomenon of Pokémon Go helped to register in public consciousness the existence and potential of AR technologies, even though their use in training and commercial applications goes back to the late 1990s.

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Inside Higher ED: "Why Haven't MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?"

Jun 01, 2017

The evidence is in. More robots equals fewer jobs. If MOOCs are a sort of robot, then why haven’t the MOOC robots taken the faculty jobs?

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