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EBTG and Daryl Sieg to talk “From Lecture to Learning” on May 7

On Tuesday, May 7, Daryl Sieg, MPAS edu, assistant professor in the SMHS Department of Physician Assistant Studies, will present “From Lecture to Learning: Personal experience in transforming an online graduate-Level pharmacology course to active, case-based learning.” The talk, sponsored by the Evidence-Based Teaching Group, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in SMHS Room W201. (The event will also be recorded for later viewing.)

Study after study reveals that active participation in the learning process increases learning and retention. However, in medical education today, nearly eighty percent of courses are delivered in a traditional lecture-based format. With this in mind, Daryl Sieg will share his experience with transforming an online graduate-level basic sciences pharmacology course from a traditional format to a primarily active learning format. The process of developing, implementing, and managing small group activities and case-based learning strategies will be discussed. This session will provide an overview of the problem, solution, successes and challenges, and we’ll discuss how this approach can be extended to other programs, content, and competencies.

The Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG) hosts workshops and discussions based on topics determined by the expressed interests of its members. Membership and participation in the EBTG and events are free and open to anyone on campus—no RSVP needed. The EBTG meets the first Tuesday of every month in SMHS W201 or W202. Past topics have included assessment, online learning, precepting, active learning, simulation, ADA compliance, educational scholarship, to name a few. Many of the past events can be streamed from our website.

If you are interested in anything related to evidence-based teaching, join us! If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to suggest (or lead!) a future meeting topic, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at