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Evidence-informed technology-enhanced learning: stimulus and discussion
In this interactive presentation, Dr Levinson will discuss some research-based principles of instructional design for multimedia learning, practical considerations for faculty and curriculum planners, and why he’s ambivalent about white board animations. Dr Anthony J Levinson is a psychiatrist and the Director of the Division of e-Learning Innovation and the John Evans Chair in Health...
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Teaching in a Digital Age: Using Technology for Better Learning Outcomes

Instructors now have much more complex decisions to make about course design and delivery. How do you decide whether a course should be face-to-face, blended or fully online? If blended, what is best done online and what on campus? If there is to be a digital component to the teaching, what is best done on…

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Educating the Next Generation of Lawyers by Transforming the Traditional Law Lecture

As law firms place greater emphasis on adaptability, client skills, and the ability to innovate, law schools are challenged to incorporate evolving technology into their curriculum in addition to introducing more soft skills like group collaboration and social learning. In this session, Dean Flanagan will share his views on how the traditional law lecture needs…

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Evaluating Pedagogical Tools in Delivering Anatomical Education

The increasing need to deliver more of our education in hybrid and online courses has also elevated an effort to study the efficacy of various online teaching approaches. Dr. Rogers and his team have studied the use of several pedagogical tools in delivering anatomical education and have arrived at a model for simultaneously teaching face-to-face…

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Engaging Students through Group Collaboration and Social Learning

As law firms place greater emphasis on adaptability, client skills, and the ability to innovate, law schools are challenged to incorporate evolving technology into their curriculum in addition to introducing more soft skills like group collaboration and social learning. In this session, Dean Flanagan will share his views on how the traditional law lecture needs…

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Flipping the lab: using virtual “cookbook” labs to prepare students for guided inquiries in physical lab space

In Engineering, laboratory experiences are valuable tools for students to gain experience by applying concepts and problem-solving skills in a hands-on environment. An inquiry-based lab with open-ended research questions is the ideal solution for maximizing student’s experiences within them. However, without familiarity with the equipment, an understanding of the experimental limitations, or mastery of the…

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Enriching Collaborative Learning via Creativity Multimedia

Blended online multimedia can be utilized to encourage student self-directed and team-based problem solving. This presentation will describe several undergraduate blended in-lecture and online activities that facilitate and enrich student interactions with course content. Three courses will be described that focus on students working independently and as members of integrated problem-solving team to formulate research…

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Facilitating IMPACTFUL Learning Initiatives via Online Multimedia Tools

The McMaster University IMPACT Initiative continues to implement unique blended online delivery components to mobilize course-related information on a large scale, involving over 1000 participants: students, faculty, and community healthcare networks. Our integrated courses involve interdisciplinary, mentorship, which is practical, applied, community engaged, and transformative. Undergraduate and graduate Engineering, Science, Occupational Therapy, Medical students, Healthcare…

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Wikipedia & Health: Inviting Students To The Table

Wikipedia has served as a popular information resource since the early 2000s. Stigmatized for its credibility in its early years, WIkipedia has inspired a movement among professionals, academics, and laypeople alike that aims to improve the quality of information freely available to the public in all languages. At the end of 2013, Wikipedia was positioned…

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Trigger Videos: A Valuable Method to Enhance Faculty Development Initiatives

Traditional classroom teaching is efficient and well suited to knowledge dissemination. However, it sacrifices the nuances and richness of reality, the interaction and dialogue that build understanding and the ability to integrate knowledge into practice. In higher education, teaching complex, dynamic concepts and building competence is facilitated when teaching events get learners to consider reality….

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