RescueDigest Resources: Student-Centered Education

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Student-Centered Digital Education Resources: PART 1 The Student-Centered Part

Nerve-wracking for some, exciting for others, student-centered teaching techniques couples with digital education resources are the wave of the future. Today’s emergency services educators will either ride that wave, or get washed away.


Classroom Technology
How do YOU use technology IN or FOR the classroom?

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency.

It’s important to remember that the digital resources below will not, by themselves, transform your classroom or your educational experience. However, used properly with student-centered education theory, these resources will help you enhance understanding, increase retention and improve performance for your students. For more ideas on how to use these resources in emergency services education, see the presentation at the bottom of this page or check out Student-Centered Education in the Digital Age: and the New England Center for Rescue & Emergency Medicine Workshops:– Educators Centerpiece Workshop.

Learning Initiatives

Student Centered Education: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for the FUTURE! 

Socratic Method – What Is the Socratic Method

Contextual learning

Team-Based Learning Collaborative – Home

Problem-based learning

david a. kolb on experiential learning

The Magic of Spaced Repetition and Cognitive Science

Follow These Guidelines for Effective EMS Training – Training – @


Integration of Education Technology

(1) Exploring Instructional Use of Multimedia

Digital presentations in education |

40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | Edudemic

40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education | Edudemic

Game Design Program for Education & Training – GameSalad


Searching: More than just “Googling”

Infographic: Get More Out Of Google – StumbleUpon

Interesting Ways |


Flipping Your Classroom

Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Criticisms | November Learning

Aaron Sams’ Flipped Classroom

TED’s New Site Turns Any YouTube Video Into a Lesson


Integration of Mobile Devices

Integrating Smartphones and Tablets into the EMS Classroom

Integrating Smartphones into EMS Education –


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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via