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OED Resources for Faculty
Use this page to find information on professional development, resources on instructional best practices, and support with educational technologies. If you would like one-on-one help with anything related to teaching and learning, email us and we'll get in touch with you.
Pre-recorded lectures and instructional videos have become popular ways to to deliver content to students virtually so that they can learn at their own pace and spend time in class applying skills (like in a flipped classroom approach). OED introduced Pete's Studio as a space for faculty to create high-quality videos, and we are more than happy to help you get started! See this document for more guidance how to prepare for your recording and tips on making your video as effective as possible. To schedule a studio appointment, use this link: Pete's Studio Reservation
OED is helping faculty to migrate to use of online file storage and collaboration through the use of Office 365 and SharePoint. For more information about the use of SharePoint and the advantages it offers, please refer to our recent professional development session. Most faculty should have access to the needed folders in the CHS Course Documents SharePoint site. Follow the link and use the document libraries to store your course documents securely in the cloud.
OED has developed a new application for use by OSU-CHS COM faculty advisors to track student performance on exams. You must login with your okey credentials to access COM Metrix. User Guide | Video Tutorial
OED is currently piloting Poll Everywhere for use as an audience response tool for COM courses. If you would like more information about Poll Everywhere or would like to try it out in the classroom (or just see it in action), contact Justin Zumwalt or Jessica Rucker.
OSU-CHS has transistioned away from using Cicsco WebEx for video ocnferencing needs. Our new provider is Zoom. Zoom offers many advantages to WebEx, including ease of use. If you need access to Zoom for your work at OSU-CHS, please contact Jessica Rucker.
Professional Development (PD)
We offer professional development via live (in-person) sessions and online webinars.
What is Formative Assessment?
Formative assessment refers to instructional methods used to assess student understanding. These strategies are used to inform both the teacher and the learner. The teacher uses this information to address student misconceptions, and students use it to help them guide their learning. The key to formative assessment is that it happens during the learning process. Examples include quizzes, think-pair-share, class discussions, application exercises, quick polls, and more.
- Formative Assessment: An Overview [Video]
- Guide to Formative Assessment [Infographic]
- Formative Assessment for Clerkships and Residents
- Formative Assessment for the Large Lecture Hall and Small Groups
Why Flip your Classroom?
Have you ever wanted to go deeper with a topic in the classroom, but felt like you were limited on time? Ever bothered by the fact that there's too much content to cover, and you have little time left to make your classroom activities engaging? You should consider a flipped classroom approach! By flipping the classroom you can make students responsible for the content before attending class, and then you have time to implement active learning strategies like team-based learning and case presentations.
Why Small Groups?
Small group learning promotes deeper learning of course material, helps students to identify and clarify concepts they do not fully understand, promotes the development of self-directed learning and self-reflection, as well as encourages students to "work collegially and acquire skills that are essential to the medical specialist." 1
Whether you want to incorporate team-based learning, problem-based learning, case-based learning, or informal group discussion into your teaching, the Office of Educational Development can support you! Contact us so that we can set up a time to introduce you to these topics and help you plan, and implement these teaching methods in your course.
- Assessing Small Groups
- Active Learning in Foundational Courses
- Teaching with Small Groups with Large Class Sizes
- Teaching with Small Groups (Journal Article)
1 Jones, R. W. (2007). Learning and teaching in small groups: characteristics, benefits, problems and approaches. Anesthesia & Intensive Care, 35(4), 587-592.
Panopto is used in all courses at the Center for Health Sciences as a lecture capture and screen capture tool. Students can view past lectures and recorded content on demand using their desktop, laptop, or mobile devices.
Panopto has a mobile app! After downloading from the app store, login to LCMS+ on your mobile browser. Then, click on any Panopto LTI link to use the app.
Nearpod is a tool for creating and delivering interactive presentations to audiences large or small and live or self-paced. Nearpod lets you create engaging questions that will help keep your audience active and attentive.
- Kahoot! webinar | Kahoot! user guide
- Tech Tools for Formative Assessment
- Mirror your laptop to TV Screens using AirMedia
Are there other tools you use or want to know more about? Tell us! We can help you determine if and how these tools can be used to enhance teaching and learning at OSU-CHS. Check back here for updated tools that might come in handy and solve a problem in your classroom!