To become familiar with techniques that allow for more active engagement of learners
To move beyond traditional, lecture-based educational offerings to more a learner-centric approach
To discuss virtual teaching options and best practices given the COVID-19 Pandemic
To address ways by which to ensure your educational content addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion
Millennial learners emphasize technology and require new styles and methodologies for effective learning. COVID-19 has further complicated our ability to effectively teach in the traditional setting, and recent events have highlighted the need to ensure that our educational content addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This 3-hour course was aimed towards invigorating your conventional, lecture-based didactics with more interactive, updated teaching styles geared towards accommodating the modern learner, while improving educational content and addressing challenges we face currently with remote learning.
Topics included (recordings are linked to the titles below): Intro Slides Inclusive Education: Discussion on how to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered when creating educational content and recommendations for best practice Zoom Best Practices & Audience Response Systems: Best practices to combat zoom fatigue and an introduction to commercial systems such as PollEverywhere, Mentimeter, and Kahoot that are free or low-cost Podcasting for Education: Why record your lectures with podcasting and an introduction to options for software Virtual Teaching and Games: Best practices in the COVID era - how to organize didactics utilizing Zoom and other online learning methods and how to incorporate games virtually so that your teaching objectives are being met in a more engaging format