Infrequently Asked Questions

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The Impact of Borders on Learners

Does framing content impact learners, improve readability, or improve focus? What is the purpose of framing? What constitutes an effective border/frame? What do design practices tell us about framing?

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Learning Styles.

The Impact of Medical Students’ Preferred Learning Style

Have you ever wondered whether the learning styles of your students have a significant impact on their performance? How heavily does learning style factor into exam scores? Are you leaving students behind?

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Circuit Brain

Does Wikipedia have a place in the classroom?

Could Wikipedia act as a valuable tool in medical education? Does the mention of Wikipedia in an academic setting make the vein in your forehead bulge? This study on using Wikipedia to teach evidence-based medicine may change your opinion...

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Typeface

Serif vs Sans-Serif

Studying the impact of font on information transfer.

Which font allows for optimal information transfer? The answer may surprise you. If you find yourself assuming that the answer is serif for printed materials, and sans-serif for computer screens, you'll be shocked by these conclusions...

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Are you curious?

We know you've got a burning question, but you're bogged down with teaching, research, and service. You've written yourself a reminder on a post-it, intending to return to the idea "when you have time".

The Office of Faculty Development is here to save you time. Tell us what you're curious about, it may just become the subject of our next infrequently asked question!