Educational Technology: Working With New Tools for Teaching and Learning

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Educational Technology: Working With New Tools for Teaching and Learning

Educational Technology: Working With New Tools for Teaching and Learning

Date: February 28, 2012 - 2 to 5:30 pm
Location: TMEC Walter Amphitheatre

Overview: The array of technology available to faculty and students as part of their teaching/learning is expanding. Smartboards, iPads, smartphones, tablet PCs, video conferencing, and online collaboration tools are just a few of the many choices.   This symposium includes hands on workshops that give opportunities to learn about and experiment with educational technology.  In addition, students are often ahead of the faculty in terms of using technology, and students will show examples of how they are using technology in novel ways to enhance their learning.

Learning objectives:

* Gain familiarity and hands on experience with educational technology tools
* Learn about novel ways that students are using new technology to enhance their learning

Schedule:

2 to 2:30 pm

Introduction and Welcome: Richard Schwartzstein, MD

Plenary: Education Technology in 2012: Tools for Teaching, Learning & Innovation, David Roberts, MD
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2:40 to 3:40 pm

First Workshop Session (see below for workshop descriptions)

3:50 to 4:50 pm

Second Workshop Session (see below for workshop descriptions)

5 to 5:30 pm

Reception with refreshments

Workshop Descriptions

Creating Khan Academy Style Video Lectures (click link for examples)

Short videos with narration and writing/drawing have become increasingly popular as a means for teaching at any level, as reflected in current trends toward “flipping the classroom.”  Participants will:

  • a) gain an understanding of the pedagogical principles underlying the use of narrated, annotated videos for learning
  • b) participate in the process of creating a teaching video using readily available technology
  • c) learn principles that lead to creation of more effective teaching videos at any level (pre-clinical or clinical)

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Writing On Screens As A Tool For Teaching

Writing on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or even on a piece of paper is a time-honored tool for teaching in the classroom or on rounds, and in educating patients.   This mode of teaching has gained modern affordances through Smartboards, Tablet PCs, and iPads.  Participants will:

  • a) gain an understanding of the affordances of writing digitally versus the conventional analog chalk and paper techniques
  • b) spend hands on time learning how to use digital ink as part of teaching with Smartboards, Tablet PCs, and iPads
  • c) see how students are using handwritten digital notes as part of their learning

Click here to view streaming video of the introduction
Click here to view streaming video of tablet PC demonstration
Click here to view streaming video of smartboard demonstration

Students’ Use of Technology for Learning

Students are often ahead of the curve in terms of finding and using technology that enhances their learning, and their use of technology may drive eventual faculty adoption and incorporation of teaching technology.  Participants will:

  • a) learn about the broad range of how students are using technology in their learning
  • b) spend time in smaller groups learning from students about technology tools they are using as part of their education
  • c) gain exposure to mobile apps that students find useful in the classroom and on the wards