Developing deeper learning with mind maps

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

Today we will review one way you can stimulate deeper learning in your trainees. It is based on using the flipped classroom strategy and mind maps.

If you are not familiar with the flipped classroom concept you may want to read this article we are linking to.

Steps of the process

  1. Give your learners a link to a presentation or paper they must watch or read
  2. Ask them to create one branch in the mind map for every concept the presentation or paper presents.
  3. Instead of using in the title of the branch the name of the concept, have them present the concept as a question
  4. If the concept leads to other concepts, have them develop child branches in the same manner.
  5. Have them share their mindmap with you and give them feedback

Building the concept map and its questions will make them incorporate and process the new knowledge. Having them build the questions will make them elaborate further on them and contribute to moving and storing this knowledge in their long term memory.

Go to the example below to see a mind map developed after watching a lecture on optic disk examination

Click here to go to the example.

The software I use most is Mindmeister. You can find others in this link.

I have no financial interest in any of them

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Posted in 2017 | Leave a comment

Zooming in on images

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

When you show images in your presentations many times small details in them cannot be seen. Watch the first video below to see the effect you can create in PowerPoint to show smaller details.

After watching the first video watch the second one to learn how to do it.

 

Posted in 2017 | Leave a comment

Publishing a narrated video-lecture to YouTube with a menu in it

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

In the following video, you will be able to learn how to create a video-lecture that is a PowerPoint presentation with embedded surgical videos, animations, and post it to YouTube. You will also learn how to add a menu to your video.

Posted in 2016 | Leave a comment

Getting a full screen Youtube video with no links at the end

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

Many times you upload videos to YouTube to which you link to. If you use the link YouTube gives you your video runs inside a YouTube page, with other videos around it and at the end more links to videos are shown. Even if you use the “embed” code, at the end you are offered more videos.

See below how you can modify your link so your video runs full page with no videos around or at the end.

Following is the link that shows at the top of your browser when you use the link YouTube gives you.
Try it now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RruIia4cL0o

Following is the link that will give you a full screen with no videos at the end.
Try it now: https://www.youtube.com/embed/RruIia4cL0o?rel=0

In red I show the parts I took away from the original link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RruIia4cL0o

In blue I show the parts I added to the new link
https://www.youtube.com/embed/RruIia4cL0o?rel=0

Now you can try it with one of your videos

Good luck!

Posted in 2016 | Leave a comment