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February 2013

Electronic Newsletter


Faculty Instructional Development

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Effective Use of Instructional Technology P.1 About the FID Series P.2 Online Preceptor Resources P.3

receptor Resources online!

There are a variety of resources online for preceptors, including links to learning modules, a guide for engaging students in inquiry learning, Microskills for teaching, and encouraging students to examine for cognitive error. The 201213 AMES\OMSE Faculty Instructional Development (FID) Series is recorded and community based faculty can watch the videos online at their convenience. We are instituting a login application for this resource, but for now all you have to do is

Upcoming Events P.4

Effective Use of Instructional Technology

ffective use of instructional tech-

nology requires simplicity in the design and delivery of curriculum content. Technology should help us to simplify our presentation of multimedia materials, such as images, videos, hyperlinked sources and plain old text. The problem is that the amount of content we feel compelled to cover weighs so heavy that we risk presentation failurewhat John Hall refers to as Death by PowerPoint. Too much text, text that is too small to read, low resolution graphics and having to apologize for what isnt in the slide or whats on the slide that no one can read, and having to reassure the audience that you know of what you speak, is not an effective use of technology in classroom or clinical teaching. Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC), Mike Griffith, MS, Associate Director of Biomedical Communications and an expert in the use of new media technologies (e.g., twitter, iPad apps), and Jack Nolte, PhD, professor at the UA College of Medicine, presented three aspects of instructional technology. Dr. Hall offered key points for improving the way we use PowerPoint:
Doceri is a registered trademark

Find out more about team learning , CBI and other instructional methods and the recently developed online tools, ThinkSpace and GroupShare.

Click&Go! New Faculty Development Events Calendar online!

The January AMES\OMSE FID Series seminar, The Effective Use of Instructional Technology, featured John Hall, Director of Biomedical Communications for the


Fac ulty Ins tru ctional Develo pmen t

Recent Events
[January 28, 2013]

About the FID Series


MES\OMSE refers to the partnership between the

faculty. AMES has provided grants to supplement scholarly research when external funding has not been renewed and provides resources for teacher development. OMSE offers faculty instructional development and support one-on-one for those who would like to explore new approaches or implement new technologies or ideas in their teaching practice. If you would like to request support for yourself, department or community based faculty at your site, please complete the online form. OMSE FID will

make arrangements to meet with you, discuss your instructional development needs and work with you to develop an individualized plan for faculty instructional development. The next seminar in the FID series, Practical tips for Assessment of student Performance, is February 21st. Find out more about when and where events are by clicking on the calendar below. For information about upcoming seminars, go to please visit our website! /kse/

Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) and the Office of Medical Student EducaEffective Use of Instructional Technology tion (OMSE). THE FID Series runs from August through May, presenting 13 seminars on topics related to improving faculty teaching and assess-

Presenters: John Hall, PhD, Director, Biomedical Communications; Jack Nolte, PhD, Professor; Mike Griffith, MS, Associate Director, biomedical Communications

The College of Medicine in Tucson now has 19 AMES faculty members, who meet regularly and engage in activities designed to support the professional development of

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MSE get! O r o f as t n-one Don one-o s tional e c u id prov instr p y, u o facult s gr well a for all t n e pm tors. develo precep g in d inclu

Medical Problemsolving in Case Based Instruction

Presenters: CBI Co-Directors Paul St. John, PhD, Dept. if Cellular & Molecular Medicine, and John Bloom, MD, Depts. Of Medicine and Pharmacology, and Susan Ellis, EdS, OMSE

New Faculty Development Events Calendar online!

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Keep text simple and straightforward Avoid too many bullet pointsyou might
even try to create a PowerPoint without them!

Teaching with Technology Series

30+ faculty participated in our first TWT workshop, "Creating and controlling presentations with Doceri on the iPad," on January 24, 2013. Mike Griffith, MS, Associate Director of Biomedical Communications, is the workshop facilitator for this seriesa deep dive on apps for teaching in classroom and clinical settings. The next TWT workshop is March 21st, 9-11 am (Room 3114). Contact Karen for more information.

Use graphics instead of words when you


Use clear labels on medical graphs and

diagrams to avoid confusion

Font size, at least 24 No crazy color schemes!!

Dr. Nolte provided an example of a database for content learning that works like an anatomy app but

predates modern apps. This database is still used in the Neurology block at the Tucson campus during preclinical years and students use it to learn block content and study for exams. Mike Griffith gave us a primer on using iBook to create multimedia texts (macs only), Doceri to operate PowerPoint presentations remotely or to create short video resources to assist students in learning required medical knowledge, and Poll Everywhere to encourage students to think for themselves and help classroom and clinical instructors to assess student knowledge and gauge where to best direct your instructional efforts. Another resource to promote and practice inquiry learning that may be especially useful in clinical settings is the smart phone/app Socrative. If you would like a tutorial in how to use smart apps for clinical teaching, please contact either Karen Spear Ellinwood or Mike Griffith.

Find out more

If you have a smart phone or an iPad, scan the QR codes below (the black and white squares) using a scanning app (the same kind you would use to scan UPC labels at the store to do price comparison shopping). Red Laser is one such app you can download from the Apple Store. Once you scan the code, you will be taken immediately to the Preceptor resources page on the page outlining the UA College of Medicine educational program objectives or the Faculty Instructional Development pages on the OMSE website. While youre there, check out the many resources for teaching and assessment of student performance!

about the TWT Series! Find out more about education technology resources at

ould you like to suggest a topic or evaluate a session?

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Save the dates!

February 21, 2013 10:00-11:30 am Room 3230 March 14, 2013 8:30-10:00 am Room 3230 March 21, 2013 9:0011:00 am Room 3114

Presentation Title
Practical Tips for Assessment in Classroom and Clinical Settings (FID Series) Writing Valid and Reliable Multiple Choice Questions (FID Series)

Susan Ellis, MS, EdS, and Kristi Grall, MD Chris Cunniff, MD, and Jack Nolte, PhD

A Deep Dive with Poll Everywhere AudiMike Griffith, MS ence Response System (TWT Series) Bedside Teaching Strategies for the Inpatient Setting (FID Series) Effective Clinical Preceptorship (FID Series) Amy Waer, MD, and Julia Jernberg, MD Paul Gordon, MD, and Tejal Parikh, MD

P rofessional D evelopment
The AMES\OMSE FID Series presents a topic relevant to teaching, assessment and/or medical education research from August through May each year. Please subscribe to our newsletter for current information on topics, presenters, and special events. If you would like to volunteer to present a topic, contact Karen Spear Ellinwood.

March 27, 2013 9:0010:30 am Room 2216 April 2, 2013 1:303:00 pm Room 3230


Celia OBrien, PhD, will moderate a Publishing your Education Research (FID panel of clinical and classroom Series) educators and professional education research staff Teaching Scholars and other faculty present their work in medical education research

June 13

Medical Education Research Day

Faculty Development News

OMSE is starting a new series for Residents as Teachers and community-based faculty beginning Fall 2013. Stay tuned!

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Chris Cunniff, MD

February 2013

Director, Faculty Instructional Development Office of Medical Student Education UA College of Medicine
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Office of Medical Student Education 1501 N. Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85724

Karen Spear Ellinwood, PhD, JD Associate Specialist, Faculty Instructional DevelopmentTeaching Office of Medical Student Education UA College of Medicine 626.1743 -

New Faculty Development Events Calendar online!

Susan Ellis, EdS Associate Specialist, Faculty Instructional Development Assessment and Evaluation Office of Medical Student Education UA College of Medicine 626-3654 -