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TLAS announces second Teaching Academy focused on Active Independent Learning

Categories: Education

Teaching during the pandemic showed us a lot about the power and the pitfalls of remote education. One of those lessons learned is that just as we can shift the location of learning, we have found we can shift the time of that learning by creating asynchronous learning activities that can be completed independently (independent […]

Online and recorded faculty development resources available

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) is a unit within Education Resources whose mission is to promote and support the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of effective teaching, curricula, and education scholarship for all faculty and graduate students of the SMHS. We have curated many articles, videos, and how-to resources to help you design and implement […]

Faculty development: Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor Feb. 11

Categories: Education

The SMHS has purchased a limited number of licenses for SimTutor, a tool for building online tutorials and simulations quickly. With SimTutor, you can easily take images, video, and audio and integrate them with text, questions, and interactive objects to share with your learners online. Join Richard Van Eck, Ph.D., associate dean for Teaching and […]

Ring in 2021 with (virtual!) instructional design office hours

Categories: Education

Are online, hybrid, or hyflex class designs causing you double the work and double the stress? Are you hitting a wall as you try to prepare spring course content? Have you been using tools that frustrate more than they cooperate? In 2021, let’s focus on what’s been working and leave the rest behind. Dr. Adrienne Salentiny […]

TLAS Corner: Faculty development needs assessment points the way to the future

Categories: Education

In this edition of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) Corner, Drs. Adrienne Salentiny and Richard Van Eck present an article entitled “Faculty development needs assessment points the way to the future.” As part of our ongoing strategic planning, we conducted our annual faculty development needs assessment to inform plans for the coming year. Thank you to […]

Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship invites you to join us on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a live event on Zoom (and recorded for later viewing). Presenters Dr. Richard Van Eck, associate dean for Teaching & Learning, and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny, instructional designer at the SMHS, will present “Teaching well in […]

Library Resources can help supplement your online instruction

Categories: Library

Are you scrambling to find alternatives to tools and pedagogies you have used in-person with your students? Are you in need of high-quality, intuitive online resources to use with your students? The SMHS Library Resources team is here to help! Take the example of an undergraduate anatomy class: previously, cadaver dissection was an important component […]

“Active lectures for online teaching” presentation Sept. 17

Categories: Education

In the spring, faculty had to quickly adapt courses to an online format. It can be difficult to use preferred face-to-face teaching strategies in Zoom, and many faculty find themselves stuck in a lecturing rut. But lectures can still thrive with the addition of Active Learning (AL)—even online! Learn how at the next Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) […]

Put some vroom in your Zoom April 7

Categories: Education

We’ve all been in more Zoom sessions than we can count by now, so there’s no mystery in connecting with others through Zoom for meetings and discussion. But that doesn’t mean we’re all experts or that we’re using Zoom for maximum benefit. What’s the most efficient way to schedule meetings and send out invitations? What […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

This truly has been a momentous and challenging time. Since the spread of the coronavirus will continue and its impact increase over time, it is important for UND and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences to be proactive. So as you may well have heard already, we just made the decision to move all […]

Building the Perfect Research Poster: Online Series

Categories: Education

Are you presenting a poster at a conference? Whether you are presenting nationally or locally, and whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the world of poster presentations, the “Building the Perfect Poster” series is for you! In 2019, Library Resources, Education Resources, and Information Resources presented this three-part professional development series at the SMHS. The series covered the process of effective […]