Symposium — Monday, April 24, 2017 — 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM — , Room W196C
Teaching of Physiology Section — Chair: Patricia A. Halpin — Co-Chair: Chaya Gopalan
Although course delivery is evolving rapidly, there is very little evidence to support the validity of these approaches. The sage on the stage delivering live lectures was the gold standard and proven method by which students learned. While skeptical about the quality and level of student engagement of online learning, it is being offered widely due to increased demand. With technological advances, we are able to live-stream lectures from one location to several campuses bypassing the need for instructors on each campus. Additional modes of delivery include offering lectures synchronously online while having labs either on-campus or online. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) challenge universities with the variety of course topics they offer. While providing courses in these formats can increase access to students, it is important to assess their effectiveness. Some of the concerns addressed will be whether students are engaged in learning in these new ways of course deliveries, are students decreasing their interaction with peers and faculty and is it applicable to professional programs? How are these graduates different from the traditional trainees?