HMS Faculty Development: Remote Teaching and Learning at HMS: What we've learned so far


Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7:30am to 9:00am


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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT

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Remote Teaching and Learning at HMS:  

What we've learned so far


Remote teaching is a new experience for most of us.  However, HMS faculty have gained some important experience in adapting our courses to the online space.  We have collected valuable HMS and HSDM student input regarding effective online learning.  This session will focus on providing practical tips and best practices to help you be an effective teacher on Zoom.  The three faculty members presenting this session have experience going online abruptly (Dr. Cockrill) and with significant advanced planning (Drs. King and Besche.)  (Hint:  It is better with advanced planning!)  Although all teach in the Case-Based Collaborative Learning (CBCL) pedagogy, most of the principles of session design and technology use are relevant to remote learning in general. 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Compare aspects of remote and in-person teaching that are most relevant to student learning;
  2. Describe effective session design for synchronous online learning that maximizes student engagement;
  3. Describe a strategy to foster frequent learning consolidation;
  4. Explain pros and cons of different approaches to remote assessment.


Accreditation Statement:
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of  1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.