Creating Visual Content Designs Customized to Your Needs Using Canva

“Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content.” The course will discuss how to use Canva and will show examples of visual content that can be created using the platform and in addition interactions and discussions on creating customs content. PRESENTER: Tiffany Witherspoon | Director…

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Addressing the Gap, Advancing the Knowledge: Guidance for the Abstract Reviewer

Although guidance exists for writing abstracts, much less information is available on reviewing abstracts and what constitutes an appropriate review. This presentation provides an overview of the role of an abstract reviewer and information potential reviewers can use to improve the quality of their reviews. PRESENTER: Gwen Orozco PhD (c) MSN, RNC | Assistant Professor,…

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The Emerging Science of Citations: What Authors Should Know

Citations in peer-reviewed manuscripts have a legacy that conveys the writer gave proper attribution to owners of ideas or concepts.  Advances in technology has brought forth additional dimensions on the importance of citations.  Through this presentation, participants will learn about the emergence of citation errors and the impact citations errors have on authors and journals. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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