How to Enhance Your Instruction with Technology: Making Your "Two" Do Lists

This module is not available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Category: Education Fundamentals

Effective educational strategies are those that produce an intended result and can produce a deep or vivid impression. When contemplating the use of educational technology answering two "do" questions helps insure that your educational innovations are effective and strategic. The Two "Do" Questions are 1) What do you want students to be able to do as a result of your instruction?...and 2) What do you want students to do with the technology? In this Module you will learn about how considering the first question leads to the development of your learning objectives and how considering the second question helps to prepare you to more skillfully leverage technology.

Author

Larry Hurtubise M.A.

Larry Hurtubise, MA, is the Associate Director of the Center for Faculty Development at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Education at the Ohio State University. He encourages the scholarship in teaching and learning for the purposes of enhancing the quality of health sciences education.  His peer reviewed articles can be found in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Medical Educator, and Clinical Teacher and frequently presents at medical education conferences on curricular development and the effective use of instructional technology.

Objectives

  1. Students will be able to list four of Gamson and Ehrman's Seven Principles for Effective Higher Education.
  2. Students will be able to choose two principles of effective teaching to enhance their teaching.
  3. Students will be able to cite examples of strategic uses of technology in health care education.
  4. Students will be able to cite examples of common classroom, web based, and mobile technologies.
  5. Students will be able to strategically match common classroom, web based, and mobile technologies to principles to enhance their teaching.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Module Evaluation and then the Post Test (which requires a score of 70%), followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.