TEACH-ing Technology, Tools & Tidbits

TEACH-ing Technology in the Classroom– Revving Up Your Teaching in the New Year

As the holidays quickly approach, you might begin thinking about how to spice up your lesson plans for next year. If you are interested in reducing the amount of didactic teaching you incorporate into each lecture consider exploring interactive learning methods appropriate to your subject matter. Take a fresh look at the way you plan and present your teaching by integrating interactive learning into your course curriculum!

As part of the Health Professions Educator (HPE) Series (offered by TEACH and intended for educators who teach through Carilion, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine & Research Institute), Dr. Corey Heitz has presented several practical and informative lectures aimed at sharing interactive learning resources with faculty. The PowerPoint presentations and archived recordings are available on the TEACH webpage.

Topics include:

  • Technology in the Classroom
  • ARS in the classroom
  • Engaging Learners with NearPod
  • Revving up PowerPoint

Click here to view: http://info.vtc.vt.edu/teach/teach-health-professions-educator-series-videos/#TechnologyintheClassroom


Introduction to Academic Technologies

Did you know that Carilion has an Academic Technologies department? Our goal is to promote good instructional design and encourage and support the use of technology to improve teaching and learning throughout Carilion Clinic. We do this several ways. Most importantly, we help faculty apply instructional design principles to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of their course materials.

What is Instructional Design?

Instructional designers have expertise in applying research-based principles and best practices to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational experiences. We can provide consultation and support during the design and development of these experiences and make recommendations for strategies and technologies to meet specific learning objectives. These experiences can take the form of lessons, workshops, courses, or programs and can be delivered face-to-face or online through a system such as Blackboard.

How Can Academic Technologies Assist You?

In a nutshell, here are some of the things we can help you with:

  • Designing, developing, and implementing educational content and activities
  • Identifying appropriate technologies to achieve learning outcomes
  • Training in all functions of Blackboard and associated technologies (e.g., Collaborate, Respondus, SafeAssign)
  • Student engagement technologies such as i<clickers and Nearpod
  • Integrating audio and video with PowerPoint
  • Test creation and management

 How to Get in Touch With Us

If you are interested in learning more about the services provided by Academic Technologies or need assistance, please contact one of our instructional designers:

Jenny Ferguson, MEd – jrferguson2@carilionclinic.org

David Halpin, PhD – dmhalpin@carilionclinic.org

Shani Salifu, PhD – ssalifu@carilionclinic.org