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Faculty Development in the Health Sciences

  1. 1. A suggested model for faculty development in the Health Sciences P. Magni 2015
  2. 2. What knowledge is needed by faculty for effective pedagogical practice in a technology enhanced learning environment?
  3. 3. TPACK framework Technological knowledge how technologies are used for specific content process & methods of teaching and learning subject matter that is to be learned and taught Pedagogical knowledge Content knowledge http:// www.tpack.org
  4. 4. Content Knowledge 0 Pedagogical Knowledge 0 100 Technical Knowledge 0 100 Faculty competencies While competencies needed to perform in medical school, residency, and practice are well defined, less emphasis is given on pedagogical competencies 100
  5. 5. Opportunities for faculty development • Websites • Training videos • Faculty learning communities - Collaboration among Health Sciences Schools • Workshops, seminars, brown bag lunches • Sharing of best practices • Surveys, observations, focus groups
  6. 6. Instructional Designers • Work with faculty (subject matter experts) to understand needs and leaning objectives • Advise on pedagogical principles and determine instructional strategies • Advise on assessment strategies • Advise on use of media & technology tools • Manage projects (development of materials) • Design layout and appearance of materials - consistency • Manage editing and in-flight changes • Advise on writing style, readability of texts • Accessibility • Check on copyright issues • Follow up • Create reports
  7. 7. Challenges for IDs • Lack of time • Resistance to change • Lack of participation “SMEs are from Mars, Instructional Designers are from Venus” COMMUNICATION FACULTY AVAILABILITY & ATTITUDES TECHNICAL OVERWHELMED?
  8. 8. Suggestion FACULTY TECH-FELLOWS ITG LIBRARY IT other.
  9. 9. Tech Fellow organization
  10. 10. THE ROLE OF TECH FELLOWS • Act as liaison between faculty and ITG • Assist faculty one-on-one (in person, email, phone, chat, web conferencing) • Run orientation sessions and workshops • Test new tools and upgrades • Produce online and off-line help documentation (handouts, videos, websites) • Manage shared mailbox and maintain twitter postings • Present best practices at various events
  11. 11. TECH FELLOW WORKFLOW
  12. 12. Tech Fellow Workflow
  13. 13. AUTONOMOUS LEARNING & COLLABORATION Tech Fellow Training Model
  14. 14. Challenges • Faculty Outreach • Turn over • Physical space • Faculty expectations

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