There are close to 10.000+ MOOCs from 800 universities around the world. Class Central is a website with an overview of MOOCs and reviews by learners that have taken courses.
Because the number of MOOCs offered is overwhelming Class Central has made a list of Top 50 MOOCs of All Time . It made the list for the first time in July of 2016 and refreshed it again last year. The list can help potential learners to find a good online course . Thousands of reviews written by Class Central users form the foundation of that ranking.
Medical Neuroscience ranks in the top 13 science courses again!
If you take a look at the dates of the reviews on Class Central we can see that the reviews are not recent, the most recent one dates two years back. Because recent reviews are missing there is an important task for the current learners.
Learners reviews are important
Above all you can recommend the course yourself. To do that you post a review on the course. You can clarify the quality and depth of our free course to potential learners.
A News Article was published to stress this The article is: ‘Review the course‘ |(May 15, 2016). It invites learners to review the course on two sites on the internet.
Let’s share reviews on Medical Neuroscience
The learning community of our course shares the feeling that it is a wonderful course and wants to share that feeling with other potential learners. Therefore Let’s keep adding our reviews to the review sites and make it clear that it is an outstanding course.
Therefore current learners: Add reviews on the course Medical Neuroscience to Class central.
You have a chance to recommend the course to other learners. That is you can review the course Medical Neuroscience on a course review site. That way you can make clear to potential learners that this free course has great quality and depth. Because good reviews help students to find the course it is a good idea to add your review as well.
Prof White has again received the Duke Medicine Golden Apple Award for Pre-Clinical Science Faculty in 2018. In 2016 prof. White has also received it that prize. See Teaching Award for Prof. Len White.
The Preclinical Golden Apple award is an award for the recognition and appreciation of outstanding dedication to medical student education. The Golden Apple is the most prestigious teaching award given by the medical school student body to recognize physician-teachers that the medical students feel have played an exceptionally effective and dedicated role in their education. This honor is reflects the nominations and votes of all four classes of medical students.. The award was won by prof. White in 2016 and can’t be won in two consecutive years, so prof. White could not win in 2017. Continue reading “Prof. White wins Duke University teaching award again”
LMN is a WordPress site. WordPress is an immensely popular CMS (Content Management System), 60% of the websites with a CMS use WordPress. Immensely popular for webmasters but also for hackers. LMN not free of attacks. That seems relatively harmless. LMN does not sell products and does not register any user data but it does have a lot of links. I have met hacked websites on which the links have been changed and lead to content that I personally do not want to be associated with and I do not want the course ‘Medical Neuroscience’ be associated with either. So I have chosen for migration to a safe server. Continue reading “Website Learn Medical Neuroscience has migrated”
After our visit to Washington, for the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017. Prof. White took my husband and me to Durham. There we visited Duke University and DIBS (Duke Institute for Brain Sciences).
Highlight of that visit was the personal Neuroanatomy Lab with prof. White. There was a special emphasis on the Hippocampus. A brain structure that is essential in the research proposal I wrote in the context of the specialization ‘Neuroscience‘ .
The meeting is a massive event 30.000 neuroscientists meeting on their favorite topic. There are poster sessions, symposia and minisymposia, workshops, clinical roundtable meetings, events and meetings. Continue reading “Looking back on SfN2017”
Prof. White met an unfamiliar young man outside his office one day. The man knew White through the MOOC Medical Neuroscience. The course inspired the man so much that he left his native China (where he was a medical student) to come to the US seeking neurosurgery opportunities. He was outside Dr. White’s door that day simply to express his gratitude.
Welcome to our on-campus students in the Duke University School of Medicine
On 3 January 2017, the first medical students at the Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, North Carolina USA)will start a four-week course that covers cellular neurobiology, systems neurophysiology, clinical neuroanatomy, and cognitive neuroscience.
The name of the course is “Brain and Behavior” and is part of the required preclinical science curriculum for medical students at Duke. Professor White is the instructor in this course. They will work through all of Medical Neuroscience, with some additional content on cognition and biological psychiatry, before their final exam on January 30th.
We (the Medical Neuroscience Learning Community) would like to welcome those students to the Course Medical Neuroscience and to the supportive website Learn Medical Neuroscience. Moreover, we hope to meet the on-campus students on the Medical Neuroscience discussion forums with questions and reactions to posts of other students. Especially we would like to see their images of their learning experience and the images they produce of neurobiological structures posted with #GetNeuro on Instagram appear on the image carousel on the page Learning Community.
Prof. Leonard White Presents on “Social Brains” at Duke Teaching Showcase
By Courtney Lockemer, Communications Manager for Online Duke
On October 11, Dr. Leonard White presented on the Medical Neuroscience MOOC at the Duke University Center for Instructional Technology 2016 Showcase. The event, which is known on Duke’s campus as the CIT Showcase, is a free one-day conference run by the university’s teaching and learning center that celebrates creativity and innovation in teaching. Over 200 faculty and staff from Duke and nearby higher education institutions attended the conference.