Creating Immersive Experiences Using 360° Technology

In today’s age of educational tools and resources, instructors have a myriad of tools to choose from. Leveraging any one of these to ensure student success can be daunting. 360° technology, has the potential of impacting student outcomes in a rich way without necessarily relying on specialized gear. The benefits of immersive learning include: creating…

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Mayer’s Multimedia Learning Theory

This session will cover Mayer’s 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning and how they related to creating engaging and effective presentations. These principles can also be used not just in PowerPoint presentations, but eLearning modules and online lessons. Learning Objectives: List and describe the 12 Principles Explain how the principles relate to online learning Explain how the principles…

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Building Course Structure with the Bricks of Engagement

In this session, participants will learn how creating structured interactions within online and in-person courses can be beneficial to students and increase their engagement. In addition to this, this session will describe how structure can help reduce cognitive load for students and assist with inclusivity in the classroom.  Session Objectives:  Define structure and describe the ways it can be used to increase student engagement  List and explain examples…

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Facilitator Series #1

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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OER’s and Electronic Resources

OER stands for Open Educational Resources, but it also has a second informal meaning of Online and Electronic Resources. Attend this presentation from a faculty perspective on how to mine “things” from the online world for your courses. Feel more confident in locating electronic resources that are appropriate for your course. Instructional objectives: Discuss the…

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3D Printing and Digital Simulation: Innovative Educational Tools to Support Ocular LASER Labs

In collaboration with WesternU’s CETL 3D printing and digital simulation team, we developed two unique projects to support educational gaps in the ophthalmic LASER procedures lab within the Surgical Eye Care course.  These experiences may serve as an example to other departments in exploring how these on-campus services can help in their didactic/lab needs. Learning…

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – A Framework for Good Teaching

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning. It provides students with flexible learning opportunities and is designed to accommodate students’ individual learning differences while providing them with equal opportunities to learn and succeed.   This informational training will provide participants with an overview of UDL and offer guidance on how to use UDL principals within a classroom setting.  Session Objectives:  Define and explain Universal Design for…

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