Creating a Presence in the Online Classroom: Connecting with Your Students

Student engagement can be hard in a digital environment. Students can be nervous about learning online while others may be new to learning in a digital classroom. This session will cover the characteristics for successful student engagement and how to make the classroom a better learning experience for everyone. Learning Objectives: List the key characteristics…

A Deeper Look at Padlet for Education: Taking a Deep Dive into Digital Classroom Engagement

Padlet is a virtual “bulletin” board that students and instructors can use to collaborate and add content to such as videos, pictures, and links to articles. This great EdTech tool allows for real-time sharing and collaboration which helps to increase student engagement. In this session, participants will learn how to use Padlet and will have the opportunity to look at some of the creative ways that Padlet…

Online Instruction, Academic Malpractice, and COVID: Acclimating to the New Normal

This presentation will guide participants through lessons learned from the literature about surviving teaching during a pandemic. What challenges did universities face and how did they overcome those challenges? How did WesternU compare with the same challenges and solutions? Where universities able to maintain academic integrity? What about teaching clinical skills during a pandemic? Are…

Facilitator Development Series 5

As competency-based education expands across the health professions the methods we use in the classroom also expand in order to promote active learning both inside and outside of the classroom. While we develop new learner skills through a competency-based approach we must also develop new faculty skills to meet the expanding needs for our students…

InteresTED Talk – How to Make Stress your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive and…

Serious Games in Training Health Care Professionals

Could or should medical education be more fun? Is the faculty’s responsibility to manage students engagement? Did you design your course with engagement in mind?  Would you try unorthodox ways to increase retention and help students pass exams? Come and find out what are some different ways to convey your knowledge and help students learn.…

Delivering Feedback using Elentra

Feedback is an essential part of student learning. This CETL session will look at how to construct positive feedback, how feedback can affect a student performance and how to give feedback using Elentra. Learning Objectives: List the steps to create positive feedback Describe how feedback can affect student performance List and describe how to leave…

Discovering the New Zoom Apps

Have you happened to notice a new icon on your Zoom meeting toolbar? What is this “Zoom Apps” thing and how do I use it? No, your eyes are not deceiving you, Zoom has once again updated their software and has provided us with some new meeting tools. This session will be a choose-your-own-BR discovery…

Facilitator Development Series 4

As competency-based education expands across the health professions the methods we use in the classroom also expand in order to promote active learning both inside and outside of the classroom. While we develop new learner skills through a competency-based approach we must also develop new faculty skills to meet the expanding needs for our students…

Searching for Normal

So much has changed in Higher Education since the start of the pandemic. What conveniences have you enjoyed? What have been some of the challenges? Will we reevaluate what’s important to us? Will the progress we’ve made during this time be undone? What is “normal”?  Is “normal” even normal anymore? Based on the article, Let’s Not Return to…