We all know that there have been several disruptive changes to education in recent years… Well, you’ve seen nothing yet.

Heads up displays like Google Glass are going to reshape that disruption curve into a hockey stick. Now, I am not so sure that society is ready for heads up displays to be used in public. The privacy concerns and the potential negative consequences are huge. But, so too, is the potential awesomeness.

I suspect this technology will bring the best out of the best people, and the worst out of the worst people (and institutions)… but we’ll see. Whether or not it’s a good thing, it’s coming. So, I’m preparing for that future. And (hopefully) you’ll include me among those “best of people” for it.

If you’re in your medical training (med school, internship, residency, etc), nursing training or if you are an instructor, here are a couple tips for using Glass in health professional education:

Also (if you’re early in your training – med school or internship) check out http://Internship-Tips.com to see how my career completely turned around, from burning out to massive success and ultimately to a dream career.

By the way… you will notice that RookieDoc videos are no longer being posted under the RookieDoc YouTube channel. Instead, I am posting through the +EdTori channel now. This allows me to integrate YouTube, Google+ and Google Glass better (to bring you more value in more ways). Follow me on Google+ at +EdTori and on Twitter @DrEdTori

My basketball game dramatically improved after I found a shoe that reminded me of a gecko’s foot pad.

It’s called biomimicry… when engineers, inventors, manufacturers, etc borrow an idea from nature and apply it to their industry. In this case, a knowledge of biomimicry informed my purchase of basketball shoes. http://DrTori.com/greatgrip

Just to be clear, it is possible that if you click through the link I mention in the video, I could earn a small commission if you purchase something. But you don’t have to use my link at all. You can go right to Amazon yourself or right to a local sporting goods store. I still highly recommend Adidas Mad Handle… it’s awesome. Get it here: http://drtori.com/greatgrip

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When you are “preaching to the choir”, usually, it means you are safe… The ideas you have are already known to resonate with your audience (“the choir”).

The first time I presented the ideas mentioned in this video, I was speaking to “the choir” (a group of people known for thinking outside of the box and entertaining new ideas before rejecting them). However, the response was anything but supportive. I was nearly laughed out of the room.

Two people spoke up, though. One publicly said, “Now wait a minute. Oftentimes, when the whole group laughs at an idea, you will find that whatever was just said may very well be the most creative thing you’ve heard all day.”

The other, pulled me aside afterwards and asked me to talk to him more about my ideas because he was quite intrigued.

It is difficult enough to address a few hundred people. It is even more difficult to actually get the guts to present ideas that were previously thought by innovators to be ridiculous. But I did it anyway. What I discuss here is too important.

See for yourself and let me know what you think:

The feedback I’ve gotten from this talk has been tremendous. Emails have flooded in clamoring for more. And more is coming… I will be releasing a course on influence for health professionals and caregivers.

(If this talk resonated with you, go to YouTube and give it a “Like”)

Many of you know that I am a physician who loves marketing, persuasion, humor and making iPhone games. I enjoy it most when I am able to combine all of these elements.

My iPhone game company, Big Goose Egg Games, has as a part of its mission, the gamification of healthcare and learning. (Although, not all of the games are geared towards those things… some are used to test game design, to test gameplay, and some simply to earn some money for the company)

Gamification in Healthcare - Dr Tori Tries Using iPhone Games in the Emergency RoomAnyway, gamification is applying game design features to non-games (usually to encourage participation or to make mundane tasks not-so-boring). But recently, I tried using a pre-release version of Guano! to assist with diagnostics in the Emergency Department with my own son. Guano! has almost nothing to do with healthcare or learning, though. I used it because I knew my son’s baseline for playing it – I knew how far he normally gets, how engaged he normally is, etc.

When we ended up in the ED after he banged his head and needed stitches, I made him play Guano! – not for distraction, but to see how close he was to baseline. Of course, I didn’t let him play it for too long since the current recommendations following head trauma are for complete brain rest.

I posted an article about the experience on the Big Goose Egg games site. Check it out: Gamification – Medical Uses For iPhone Games In The ER

BigGooseEgg.com is all about bringing fun games to the mobile market that are fun and, more importantly, free. Free? Yeah… nothin’, nada, zip, zero, The Big Goose Egg. But not only that… many of those games will be for the gamification of learning and the gamification of healthcare.

First three games are coming in March 2012.

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