#IAMSE20 Faculty Development Course Highlight

The 24th Annual IAMSE Meeting will feature a host of new workshops throughout the entire meeting. One of our first-time workshops is From Theory to Practice: How to Apply Best Practices to Create Effective Video Microlectures. This morning workshop will be given on Saturday, June 13 and will be led by Yerko Berrocal, Jonathan Fisher, Leslie Hammersmith and Andrew Darr.

Workshop: From Theory to Practice: How to Apply Best Practices to Create Effective Video Microlectures
Time: Saturday, June 13 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Speakers: Yerko Berrocal – University of Illinois College of Medicine
Jonathan Fisher – University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria
Leslie Hammersmith – University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew Darr – U of I College of Medicine at Peoria

Well-designed microlecture videos are an effective and efficient method for conveying core knowledge and key concepts.  Locally-produced video microlectures enable a faculty member to customize content delivery specific to session learning objectives and curricular context.  Faculty-generated video microlectures give students confidence that materials are relevant and personalized and also allow students to develop and maintain a sense of familiarity with faculty members.  However, sub-optimal design of video microlectures undermines learning effectiveness and detracts from student engagement.  Therefore, it is critical to control the quality of materials presented to our students.   In this interactive workshop, the science of learning and evidence-based multimedia principles will be applied as participants work in small groups to design, create, and refine their own video microlectures.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be familiar with a research-based theory of how people learn (i.e. the science of learning) and evidence-based principles on how to design effective and engaging video microlectures.  Participants will gain knowledge and practice in microlecture video production using low-cost and user-friendly resources that can be easily utilized at their home institutions.  Furthermore, participants will learn how to effectively use an established peer-review rubric to improve the overall quality of content produced both within the session and in the future.

Additional details about this and our other Faculty Development Workshops, as well as registration information, can be found at http://www.iamseconference.org