Free Open Access Meducation – FOAM and #FOAMed

What is FOAM?


FOAM is:
Free
Open
Access
Meducation

and #FOAMed?

#FOAMed is:
the Twitter hashtag for FOAM resources

“FOAM is the movement that has spontaneously emerged from the exploding collection of constantly evolving, collaborative and interactive open access medical education resources being distributed on the web with one objective — to make the world a better place. FOAM is independent of platform or media — it includes blogs, podcasts, tweets, Google hangouts, online videos, text documents, photographs, facebook groups, and a whole lot more.” (http://lifeinthefastlane.com/foam/)
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Virtual Worlds

What?

Virtual worlds are 3 dimensional representations of real environments where people, as avatars, interact with other people for learning, socialising, buying and selling etc.
Communication is mainly by typing text, voice communication is available.
Documents (triage form), images (x-ray), interactions (prescribing), and documentation (admission note) can be built in to the scenario design.

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Quandary

Quandary helps you to make online action mazes, a type of interactive case-study. The users are presented with a situation and a set of options, depending on which option they choose they get another set of options.

Why or When to use this tool

Use Quandary when you want to challenge students to make decisions AND have them react or respond to their decisions.

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