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Keep it Simple! Designing Effective Multimedia Learning Resources

Animal Disease Biotech Facility (ADBF), 1855 E GRIMES WAY, Pullman, WA 99164
Room 2018/2020 and ZOOM
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About the event

College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy

Teaching Tool Kit Series format
  • Mini workshops are open to faculty, residents, and graduate students from the College of Veterinary Medicine and across the WSU.
  • Our model: these workshops are intended to be active learning sessions. Each topic/idea will be introduced, and then the participants will engage, interact, and sometimes begin to create a product.
  • Practically, we hope that participants will come away from each session with 1 or 2 take-home lessons they might apply to their own teaching.
MAY 17:
Keep it Simple! Designing Effective Multimedia Learning Resources

Presented by Rachel Halsey

Effective multimedia learning resources are simple and follow evidence-based design principles. In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn and apply key principles of multimedia learning to create educational resources such as training videos, PowerPoints or eLearning courses.  Register & ZOOM info

Upcoming Dates:
MAY 24: Reinforcing Learning: How to Incorporate Closing Pauses

Presented by the Tuesday Active Learning Community Members

Pausing for 2-3 minutes during a lecture/clinical teaching can significantly increase short-term memory and embed knowledge into students’ long-term memory (Ruhl, et al., 1987; Prince, 2004). Join this session to see examples of how pausing at the start of teaching can provide an opportunity to focus attention, use predictions, and assess previous knowledge.  Register & ZOOM info

MAY 31: Dossier Dilemmas

Presented by Preparing Your Dossier Learning Community Members

A thorough professional dossier is valuable in promotion applications, award nominations, and teaching development. In this session, we will critique examples of dossier components and demonstrate how collegial feedback can be used to create effective outcomes.  Register & ZOOM info

The learning objectives of this session are for participants to:

  • Describe practical challenges to preparing your dossier
  • Critique and provide feedback on sample dossier components
  • Discuss characteristics of effective submissions
JUNE 7: Learning How to Incorporate an Audience Response System (ARS), Top Hat in your Teaching to Improve Student Engagement

Presented by Steve Lampa

We will describe the use of Top Hat as a tool in support of teaching, not as the focus of your teaching.  Register & ZOOM info

  • Learn strategies for active engagement using Top Hat features
  • Learn the various features of Top Hat in real-time
  • Practice writing low-stakes questions with your individual learning objectives in mind
  • Develop asynchronous learning activities using some of the other Robust features of Top Hat such as Discussion questions or the Pages feature
JUNE 14: Using Canvas when Teaching In-Person

Presented by Brian Malone

What purpose does Canvas serve when you are teaching a face-to-face course? Much of the learning in your class happens outside of the physical classroom as students study and complete work outside of the scheduled meeting times. Beyond simply hosting all the files you share with students, Canvas has the potential to structure how students learn outside of class. This training reviews various module structures to demonstrate how intentional course design can improve students’ user experience. We reflect on our current Canvas course spaces and brainstorm how different organizational structures might remove some of the administrative burdens of teaching and give you more time to plan powerful learning experiences.  Register & ZOOM info

June 21: How do I write effective multiple-choice questions? Answer: E. All of the Above

Presented by Lynne Nelson & Briedi Gillespie

This interactive session will be focused on first reminding participants about best practices in constructing multiple-choice questions and then collaborating with others to hone their assessment skills. Participants are encouraged to bring exam questions to this session and share them with colleagues who do not have your content expertise. Participants will leave with tips, resources to enhance their test writing, and new colleagues willing to aid this collaborative process.  Register & ZOOM info

JUNE 28: Assessments, Oh My! Options other than MCQ

Presented by Jeffrey Abbott

This interactive session will provide assessment options other than using Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).  Register & ZOOM info


Rachel Halsey