February 28, 2013 by Sheryl Barnes
Effective Practices in Teaching with Technology at Tufts
1. Trunk Forums to Enhance Reflective Learning:
Jonathan Garlick, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor, Oral Pathology, Director, Division of Tissue Engineering and Cancer Biology, School of Dental Medicine – using Trunk forums to help students go deeper with their learning & fostering reflective learning. Pyramid integrating: foundational science literacy, “real life” implications, broader impacts, reflective interpersonal perspective > Outcomes (Human potential, Human values, Informed citizenship). How: weekly discussion topic, everyone does the same reflective reading, pre-class conversation, bring it in class.
2. The Development of Video-Based Clinical Ultrasound Teaching Tools for Veterinary Students:
James Sutherland-Smith, BVSc., DACVR, Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine – great use of videos & illustration to improve instruction by creating dual-view videos (ultrasound image & external camera, with voiceover). Lovely use of Prezi for the presentation. Proving the educational value would be future opportunity, but student feedback was very positive.
3. Implementing Technologies for Blended Learning:
Libby Bradshaw, DD, MS, Academic Director, Master of Science/Certificate Program, Pain Research, Education and Policy Program (PREP), Public Health and Professional Programs, Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine – Program level presentation – how they have moved forward with their blend. Half of overall course delivered face to face, half online, used Echo Capture, Jabber video, Trunk & TUSK.