Webinar Archives


Reimagining Engaging Learners

Dr. Krishnaiah will discuss his findings on generational differences and the uniqueness of the current generation, the defining characteristics and learning preferences of the current generation of students and residents in the health professions (Generation Z), and finally some of the ways he has effectively used learning strategies to better engage his students.

Marketing Good Teaching or: How to Convince Students to Love Effective Teaching

Are you ready to adopt the latest research on effective teaching in your classes? Great! Are your students ready to make the move from passive to active learning? Students are often resistant to changes to teaching because they do not understand the compelling reasons to engage in active learning. They got here with traditional lectures… Read More

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  • Devin Scott, PhD

Choosing the Right Academic Technology For Your Learning Goals

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Choosing the right tech tools for your teaching means making strategic choices, weighing costs against payouts, and staying laser-focused on your course goals. technology needs to earn its place in your classroom by providing tangible benefits, and it has the best chance of doing that when it targets… Read More

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  • Jennifer Stewart, MPS

Reframing the Lecture as a Pedagogy of Engagement

To lecture or not to lecture? This is a common question in higher education today, as critics have called lectures boring, obsolete, old-fashioned, overused, and even unfair. The criticisms, however, often are leveled at one type of lecture: the full-session, transmission-model lecture. There are, however, other forms of lecture. So perhaps the question we should… Read More

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  • Claire Major, PhD, University of Alabama

Applying Scaffolding in Didactic and Clinical Environments

Anne Laverty, MD College of Medicine, discusses the educational tool of scaffolding including what it is and how to use it. She reviews various types of scaffolding and provides examples as to how scaffolding can be implemented in both didactic sessions as well as clinical learning environments. She also briefly reviews effective questioning and checking… Read More

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  • Anne Laverty, MD

Leveraging Case-Based Learning to Increase Learner Engagement with Materials

Dr. Jackson will discuss his strategies to engage students through the use of case-based learning. During this session, participants will: Define case-based learning  Distinguish case-based learning from problem-based learning Identify features of effective case-based learning sessions Review strategies to enhance case-based learning sessions

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  • Chris Jackson, MD, College of Medicine

How to Engage Your Students’ Minds Without Losing Yours

Faculty are so busy with didactic, lab, clinical, meetings, research, curriculum changes and their own personal lives that integrating active learning within a class seems like an insurmountable task. Don’t fret! There is hope! During our time together, we will discover how active learning differs from passive learning and just how easy it is to… Read More

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  • Christie Cavallo, EdD, College of Nursing
  • Christie Manasco, PhD, College of Nursing

Using Gamification to Engage Students

One way to engage healthcare professional students is through the use of gamification and games. Gamification and games can be used to help encourage learners to motivate actions, progress through content, and reinforce behavior and knowledge. While games and gamification are often used interchangeably, there is a difference. The use of gamification for learning is… Read More

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  • Chelsea Renfro, PharmD, College of Pharmacy

Using a Medical Humanities Framework to Support Inclusive Learning

This webinar considers how tools from the emergent field of Medical Humanities can supporting inclusive learning environments. Participants will engage in practices like narrative medicine, visual analysis, and historic contextualization. The webinar offers practical tools to implement inclusive pedagogies in a range of health science learning environments.

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  • Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua, PhD, Instructional Consultant, Teaching and Learning Center

Teaching for Learning: Evidence-based Instructional Strategies

The research on teaching and learning in higher education is better than ever. Studies are being done in nearly every discipline and field imaginable and on many different instructional strategies and techniques. These studies have much to offer our understanding about how to improve student learning. Evidence-based teaching has finally arrived, and indeed it is… Read More

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  • Claire Major, PhD, Professor, Education, University of Alabama