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Introducing Mayo Clinic Educator’s Central (formerly Edufi)



Hey Everyone, just a quick update for you – Edufi is excited to announce that we will be changing our name to Mayo Clinic Educator’s Central and getting a new look. Our focus will still remain the same, creating podcasts exploring technology, pedagogy, and topics in instructional design and education for all educators and we will also be joining the lineup of official Mayo Clinic podcasts. So, when you see our new name, know its the same great content serving educators across the board from the individuals just dipping their toe in education to professional educators in corporate, higher education, non profit etc. It may take a short bit while we transition our name, so just keep this in mind as you see it. With that said, we have a lot of exciting episodes in store for you so keep listening for new Mayo Clinic Educator’s Central episodes.


Humor & Pedagogy: Funny is Not a 4 Letter Word… it’s 5 (EP:06)



Humor & Pedagogy: Funny is Not a Four Letter Word… it’s 5 (EP:06)
With Suzi Mazzenga, MSIT

Humor activates our sense of wonder, which is where learning begins. Then, why does humor get a cold shoulder in education? Mounting research continues to support that integrating positive humor into education improves learning outcomes in pretty powerful ways. For the love of whimsy! – let’s get to the bottom of this! In this episode, humor and education aficionado Suzi Mazzenga chats with Stacy Craft about the art of making learners laugh – exploring everything from why laughter works, tips for getting started, to an interesting story about a tap dancing science teacher with a message.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources-
Readings and Journals

Videos


Blended Learning – The Fundamentals (EP:05)



Blended Learning – The Fundamentals (EP:05)
With Victoria Staifer, MS

Let’s face it, blended learning is a vast subject and any discussion of it can quickly turn pedantic. Not today! In this episode, blended learning expert Victoria Staifer, MS, chats with Stacy Craft, breaking down all the basics you need to know to get an understanding of blended learning.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

If you found this episode interesting, you may want to take a deeper dive with some of these resources below:

Reading and Journals:

Blended Learning Universe

Innovating with Purpose: The Blended Flow Toolkit for Designing Blended/Hybrid Courses

2019 Horizon Report

Videos:

Rethinking the Role of the Teacher

The Flipped Classroom – Leveraging Student Knowledge in Medical Education

 


Clear Your Mind to Fill Your Mind – Mindfulness in the Classroom (EP:04)



Clear Your Mind to Fill Your Mind – Mindfulness in the Classroom (EP:04)
With Theresa Freese

Mindfulness is a word and concept you may have heard used in a lot of different ways. More than likely you have heard of its powerful benefits to your health. But, did you know that mindfulness can be leveraged in your educational methods to enhance learning outcomes? Join Stacy Craft and Theresa Freese in this episode for a discussion on contemplative pedagogy and how to put mindfulness in action in your educational approach.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

If you found this episode interesting, you may want to take a deeper dive with some of these resources below:

Reading and Journals:

Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning – Contemplative Pedagogy 

Montclair State University – Contemplative Pedagogy Program

Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching 

Videos:

Contemplative Reading

Contemplative Practice in Higher Education


Modules… Part 2 – Make it Count (EP:03)



Modules, Make it Count – Part 2 (EP:03)
With Metta Kuehntopp, M.E.d

Part 2 of a multi part conversation on modules. In the previous episode, Metta Kuehntopp and Stacy Craft delved into a bit of semantics and explored the definition of a module and hopefully found a shared understanding of the term and all its implications. Part 2 continues the riveting conversation shifting the focus to the use of ePresentation/Storyline modules – their usage, strengths, and overall considerations. If you haven’t listened to part 1, you might want to stop this now and circle back and give it a whirl.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu


Modules… Part 1- A Piece of Cake, Right!? (EP:02)



Modules… a piece of cake right? Part 1 (EP:02)
With Metta Kuehntopp, M.E.d

While seemingly simple in concept, the term “module” can actually be quite a tricky test of semantics. Join Stacy Craft and Metta Kuehntopp in Part 1 of a multi-part episode that will define and explore modules. The episode will get to the bottom of just what modules are, explain how we use them, and discuss the ways modules intersect with quality digital pedagogy and design strategies.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu