Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Descriptions: The Gene Gateway is a collection of guides and tutorials for the investigation of various aspects of genetics data and information through databases located on the Worldwide Web. Guide sections include links to the resources, and are as follows: Gene and Protein Database Guide; Bioinformatics Tools; Genetic Disorder Guide; Sample Profiles of Genes and Genetic Disorders; Chromosome Viewer; and Evaluating Medical Information on the Web.
Keywords: consumer health, faculty, federal agencies, gateway, genetics, genome, portal, research, student, U.S. Government
Provider: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
Keywords: advocacy, blog, care, faculty, free, graduate medical education, health sciences, health services, healthcare, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare professional, healthcare system, HIPAA, hospitals, interactive, law, management, medicine, networking, news, physician, policy, quality, standard of care, trend, workplace
Provider: Webmed Limited, UK
Descriptions: A new open-access publishing venue featuring post-publication peer review.
Keywords: e-publishing, faculty, journal, networking, open access, peer review, physician, research, science, scientist
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: uScience is a new pilot repository of classroom-tested and peer-reviewed instructional resources for undergraduate-level science courses, to be focused primarily on human health issues. The uScience site is an expansion of MedEdPORTAL that facilitates faculty experimentation with new instructional strategies. Each resource found in the uScience collection is a complete learning unit, including activities, presentation, data, resources, instructor guide and with some, assessment. Each resource is peer-reviewed for content and instructional effectiveness. The first resources made available include units in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and physics.
Keywords: anatomy, biology, chemistry, education, faculty, images, medicine, open access, physics, physiology, science, student, video
Provider: University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Reynolds Foundation
Descriptions: This website from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is a portal to a geriatrics education program funded by the Reynolds Foundation. TEXAS "...provides a centralized location for students, residents and other learners to access the educational projects, assignments, assessment instruments and content developed by UTH Reynolds faculty and staff... TEXAS has developed a model that depicts how the ACGME and AAMC competencies are integrated into geriatric learning at all stages of learning: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient and expert. This model provides a schematic of training initiatives, outcomes expected and evaluation methods as they relate to the five stages of learning."
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, care, courseware, education, emergency medicine, faculty, geriatrics, internal medicine, links, orthopaedics, orthopedics, palliative care, portal, surgery, urology
Provider: Connexions Project/Rice University
Descriptions: Connexions is a collaborative repository environment for the storage, creation and publishing of online educational materials, like textbooks. The course material, using xml, is packaged in stand-alone, modular format, in order to facilitate the compilation of educational materials according to the needs of individual learners. Please see http://cnx.org/aboutus/ for a full description.
Keywords: courseware, curriculum, e-books, education, faculty, mashups, modular, multidisciplinary, publishing, repository, student, textbooks
Provider: Creative Commons
Descriptions: ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons (see also) dedicated to the licensing support of open courseware.
Keywords: courseware, education, faculty, mashups, modular, multidisciplinary, open access, textbooks
Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Descriptions: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, brain, communicable diseases, continuing education, courseware, education, environmental, faculty, full text, genetics, Internet, K-12, life sciences, natural sciences, neuroscience, news, NIH, partial open access, podcasts, science, student, video
Provider: Association for Medical Education in Europe
Descriptions: The BEME Collaboration is a group of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of "Best Evidence Medical Education." Contributors publish systematic reviews of medical education itself, with the aim of giving educators a best-evidence basis for their curriculum design decisions. This site includes complete, published reviews with summaries ("guides") and reviews in progress. These materials may be useful as models for systematic review-writing, as well as for their conclusions about effective medical education methods.
Keywords: education, evidence-based practice, faculty, reviews, systematic reviews
Provider: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061
Descriptions: From the website: "Project 2061's benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12... Project 2061 promotes literacy in science, mathematics, and technology in order to help people live interesting, responsible, and productive lives. In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy requires understandings and habits of mind that enable citizens to grasp what those enterprises are up to, to make some sense of how the natural and designed worlds work, to think critically and independently, to recognize and weigh alternative explanations of events and design trade-offs, and to deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and uncertainties."
Keywords: education, faculty, science, student
Provider: Nature Education
Descriptions: Scitable is a free website with international participation; its current focus is on all aspects of genetics. Created for educators and students working at the graduate and undergraduate levels, it may well be accessible enough for some high school students. Includes many free articles within "topic rooms," and offers blogging, the ability to post questions, opportunities to contribute as writer or mentor, and formation of groups for discussion or curriculum. Free registration required for full participation.
Keywords: blog, courseware, education, faculty, genetics, genomics, science, student
Provider: Ivan Oransky
Descriptions: Retraction Watch is a blog that serves the scientific community by reporting on retractions of scientific papers. Its author, Ivan Oransky, is executive editor of Reuters Health, teaches medical journalism at New York University and is treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists. He has also been a managing editor of Scientific American and deputy editor of The Scientist.
Keywords: blog, ethics, faculty, journal, news, research, scientist
Provider: Institute for Broadening Participation
Descriptions: Pathways to Science emphasizes "connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources." Sections for Faculty, K-12 Students, Undergrads, Grad Students, and Postdocs are included.
Keywords: education, faculty, jobs, multidisciplinary, science, student
Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Descriptions: A complete listing of Baylor's accredited CME opportunities for professional staff- activities, online coursework, conferences, grand rounds, etc.
Keywords: Baylor, CME, faculty
Provider: Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
Descriptions: An open courseware site containing course content and trainers' resources for courseware ranging from college to K-12. Providers of the content include prestigious educational institutions like University of California Berkeley, Rice University's Connexions project, Carnegie Mellon University and many more.
Keywords: courseware, curriculum, education, faculty, K-12, kids, multidisciplinary, student
Provider: National Science Digital Library
Descriptions: From the website: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education... NSDL is designed primarily for K-16 educators, but anyone can access NSDL.org and search the library at no cost. Access to most resources discovered through NSDL is free; however, some content providers may require a login, or a nominal fee or subscription to retrieve their specific resources.
Keywords: courseware, education, faculty, K-12, natural sciences, portal
Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Descriptions: Free lecture notes, exams and videos from MIT. "MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity." (Note: These courses, even where complete, cannot be used for academic credit.) Materials from most courses taught at MIT are available here, and a special section for High School educators is available.
Keywords: courseware, engineering, faculty, free, K-12, multidisciplinary, science, student, video
Provider: AAMC (Associaton of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources. Copyright and patient privacy issues are addressed during the submission process so users around the globe can download and utilize any of the published resources for educational purposes. Free registration is required for access. Educational videos are available for download, and CME and career networking resources are also available.
Keywords: courseware, Creative Commons, curriculum, dentistry, e-publishing, education, faculty, medicine, open access, peer review, podcasts, repository, video
Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Descriptions: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
Keywords: anthropology, astronomy, astrophysics, faculty, free, international, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, Web tools
Contents: citation management software, Citations, mobile access, tutorials
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User, TMC Alumni User
Descriptions: RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that enables users to organize and create a personal database online, format bibliographies and manuscripts, and import references from a variety of databases using the already-created Import Filters. Users can establish links to RSS feeds and import data from those feeds directly. RefWorks automatically creates author, descriptor and periodical indexes when importing data. It can be used across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Individual sign-up is required. For RefWorks tutorials in video and print-only formats, click here. If you are prompted for a Group Code while using RefWorks, you can find it in your original sign-up email from RefWorks; otherwise, please contact us for that information. RefWorks is available in mobile format; see "RefMobile". NOTE: You are welcome to retain access to your RefWorks account indefinitely after graduation or departure from your TMC academic institution!
Keywords: faculty, publishing, research, student