Thursday, March 17, 2011

SSMEC at the AMSA Annual Convention

This past weekend, instructors from SSMEC were in Washignton DC presenting a poster at the annual American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Conference. SSMEC was recognized as first place in the category of posters entitled Education and Curriculum Development! We had a great time simply talking to other students about our works in Juba and we were ecstatic when our project was called up. Things like this make all of the hard work pay off.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Khan Academy

TEDTalks : Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education - Salman Khan (2011)
via TEDTalks (video) on 3/9/11

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

Related: Khan Academy Education Videos Arrive in the App Studio from BitTorrent blog