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Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87

The A&P Professor

Release Date: 02/09/2021

Do A&P Textbooks Have Too Much Content? | TAPP 94 show art Do A&P Textbooks Have Too Much Content? | TAPP 94

The A&P Professor

Oh, that huge A&P textbook I teach from! Do I really need to cover all of it? Host Kevin Patton discusses his take on this age-old problem. Does the color of my marking pen send a signal that I don't want to send to my students? A breakthrough in understanding how teeth sense cold. And what in the world is a tunneling nanotube—and can I get one at my local hardware store? Greek names for SARS-CoV-2 variants simplifies conversation and avoids stigma. 00:00 | Introduction 00:43 | How Do Teeth Sense Cold? 07:04 | Sponsored by AAA 08:32 | Red & Green for Student Feedback 18:03 |...

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Weight Stigma! The Difficult Cadaver | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 93 show art Weight Stigma! The Difficult Cadaver | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 93

The A&P Professor

Weight stigma among health professionals is a form of discrimination that can have serious consequences in the lives of people who are overweight or obese. These folks are therefore often pre-judged as being difficult patients, for example. Krista Rompolski joins us for a Journal Club episode, where we discuss a paper on how attitudes about large body donors may contribute to weight stigma among health professionals. What's going on? Is there anything we educators do to influence student attitudes? An important topic for our times, for sure! 00:00 | Introduction 01:10 | Journal Club with...

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Are We Answering Student Questions? | Science Updates | TAPP 92 show art Are We Answering Student Questions? | Science Updates | TAPP 92

The A&P Professor

Episode 92 is all about how we can use customer-service concepts in education. Tune in and hear Kevin Patton discuss the importance of being a good listener and empathetic responder. You’ll also hear about new research that shows not all plaques are bad actors when it comes to Alzheimer disease. And finally, find out how to get free almost-daily updates on life science, teaching, and learning! 00:00 | Introduction 00:53 | New Discovery about Plaque 08:33 | Sponsored by AAA 09:51 | New TAPP Science & Education Updates 15:23 | Sponsored by HAPI 16:45 | Are We Answering Student...

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Burnout! A Chat with Rebecca Pope-Ruark | TAPP 91 show art Burnout! A Chat with Rebecca Pope-Ruark | TAPP 91

The A&P Professor

Burnout is a serious issue that can affect your health, relationships, and job performance. It’s important to know the signs of burnout so you can take steps to prevent it from happening in the first place. But if you do experience burnout, don’t panic! There are ways for you to get back on track and feel good again. Listen to this episode of The A&P Professor with Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark about how we can avoid, deal with, or be there for others experiencing burnout! You'll be glad you did! 00:00 | Introduction 00:48 | Rebecca Pope-Ruark 02:42 | Sponsored by AAA 04:08 |...

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Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90 show art Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

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Episode 90 of The A&P Professor podcast is a thematic smörgåsbord, full of tasty tidbits to share with students and colleagues. Host Kevin Patton talks about dealing with resistance when we try to take bold steps in teaching. Is note taking better with a paper or an electronic device? The effects of diluting blood plasma on aging (don't try this at home).And the phenomenon of pandemic weight change. 00:00 | Introduction 01:06 | Notetaking: Paper or Digital? 13:14 | Sponsored by AAA 14:53 | Pandemic Twenty? 19:27 | Sponsored by HAPI 20:39 | Diluted Blood: Fountain of Youth?...

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Smooth Teaching with Slides: Animations to Dramatize the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Science Updates | TAPP 89 show art Smooth Teaching with Slides: Animations to Dramatize the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Science Updates | TAPP 89

The A&P Professor

Host Kevin Patton outlines several new discoveries, including the function of background noise in the brain, how exercise triggers immunity, a possible blood marker for longevity, and how mitochondria are organized during cell division. And he discusses how easy animation effects can help students focus on important elements of the story of anatomy and physiology. 00:00 | Quotation & Intro 00:47 | Brain's Background Noise 08:06 | Sponsored by AAA 09:12 | How Exercise Triggers Immunity 13:30 | Sponsored by HAPI 14:41 | Mitochondria During Cell Division 22:10 | Sponsored by...

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The Proper Order of Topics in A&P | Leaderboards | Student Frustration | TAPP 88 show art The Proper Order of Topics in A&P | Leaderboards | Student Frustration | TAPP 88

The A&P Professor

Ever wonder why topics in A&P seem to have a uniform order of topics in all the courses & textbooks? Host Kevin Patton discusses the proper order of those concepts. We continue the discussion of gamification, including a focus on leaderboards. And we tackle why pandemic learning causes students to lament that they have to teach themselves. 00:00 | Quotation & Intro 00:44 | More on Gamification 06:20 | Sponsored by AAA 07:38 | Leaderboard Competition 16:02 | Sponsored by HAPI 17:16 | Pandemic Feelings of Learning 25:12 | Sponsored by HAPS 26:16 | Order of...

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Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87 show art Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87

The A&P Professor

Allowing students to earn badges in the A&P course provides motivation to master all the concepts and also provides granular documentation of learning beyond the transcripted course grade. Host Kevin Patton shares his experience, along with a discussion of skin color in teaching future health professionals and the use of refresher tests to get students ready for their A&P course. 00:00 | Quotation 00:46 | Refresher Tests 08:49 | Sponsored by AAA 10:13 | Black & Brown Skin 19:48 | Sponsored by HAPI 20:54 | Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials 29:06 | Sponsored by HAPS...

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What a Year! | Pandemic Teaching & More | A Reflection | TAPP 86 show art What a Year! | Pandemic Teaching & More | A Reflection | TAPP 86

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In his annual look back at this podcast, host Kevin Patton reviews what we learned this year in A&P teaching. Which was a lot! He also looks ahead to what to expect in teaching—and in the podcast—as we go forward. 00:49 | Looking Back 10:15 | Those Darn Sponsor Messages 14:40 | There's More! 22:49 | Psychic Predictions 38:30 | TAPP Community 47:02 | TAPP Education | TAPP-ed 51:34 | Our Complex Selves 55:35 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player . Please take the anonymous survey: Questions & Feedback: 1-833-LION-DEN...

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Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies | TAPP 85 show art Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies | TAPP 85

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Host Kevin Patton continues the discussion about student evaluations of teaching (SETs) with a set of strategies to make them work better, or at least mitigate some of the potentially bad or ugly outcomes. There are things we can do proactively before a SET, actively during a SET, and reactively after a SET. Listen to hear them all! 00:00 | Quotation 00:57 | Student Evaluation of Teaching: Part II 04:16 | Sponsored by AAA 05:39 | Proactive Strategies 12:49 | Sponsored by HAPI 14:03 | Active Strategies 29:52 | Sponsored by HAPS 31:18 | Reactive Strategies 46:15 | Cookies!...

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Allowing students to earn badges in the A&P course provides motivation to master all the concepts and also provides granular documentation of learning beyond the transcripted course grade. Host Kevin Patton shares his experience, along with a discussion of skin color in teaching future health professionals and the use of refresher tests to get students ready for their A&P course.

  • 00:00 | Quotation
  • 00:46 | Refresher Tests
  • 08:49 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 10:13 | Black & Brown Skin
  • 19:48 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 20:54 | Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials
  • 29:06 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 30:07 | Badges 2: Gamification
  • 38:11 | Staying Connected

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“That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.”  (Raph Koster)

 

Refresher Tests

8 minutes

A brief "refresher" on refresher tests, or as Kevin calls them... Test Zero. Pulling together ideas mentioned in past episodes, Kevin describes how he uses initial review tests in A&P 1 and a bit differently in A&P 2 to get students better prepared for their course. And he reveals the learning science behind why they work.

Test Zero

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Black & Brown Skin | Book Club

9.5 minutes

A&P faculty have the awesome responsibility to "set the stage" for future health professionals. One way we can do this is to start early with an awareness of anatomic variations and how they influence observation of clinical signs. That that starts with the skin, particularly how common clinical conditions appear in a variety of skin colors. A new recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club may help us (and our students) with that.

Book Cover: Mind the Gap

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials

8 minutes

Returning to the concept of badges (which are available for podcasts, book readings, seminars, etc., in The A&P Professor universe world), Kevin talks about the value of badges both for us as professional educators and for our students. The example of the latter is Kevin's use of badges in his Pre-A&P course.

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

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Badges 2: Gamification

8 minutes

The digital micro-credential conversation continues with a discussion of the gamification advantage to using badges in a higher-ed course. And we circle back to the "credential" aspect of badges, too.

  • Duolingo (free app for learning a new language, where Kevin is currently experiencing the advantages of gamification as he learns the Esperanto lingvo, er, language) www.duolingo.com/info
  • Gamifying Education: Motivation and the Implementation of Digital Badges for Use in Higher Education (journal article) my-ap.us/3rxneig
  • The Usefulness of Digital Badges in Higher Education - Exploring the Student Perspectives (journal article) my-ap.us/2MLz4GL
  • The Elements of Gamification Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review my-ap.us/36SntfJ

gamification in higher ed: using badges to motivate students in A&P

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