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A short thread on using #online #education following my own experience in moving to this for #PedsICU teams @UHSFT @SotonChildHosp & our #medical #students @UoS_Medicine @unisouthampton

Hope this helps.... #MedEd
TIP 1:
Be kind to yourself

This is knew. It feels different. Recognise this will take time for you to adapt. Learners realise this and have been delighted people have taken the effort to teach and be innovative
TIP 2:
Learn your platform

Practice with the resource you are using before the session. Discover:
- chat room
- interactive whiteboard
- screen share
- raise hand/question function
- break out small group function
- mute & camera functions
TIP 3:
Use the chat room

In my experience students don’t like to verbally ask questions, but will type lots in. If you ask questions they will often answer here. Learn how to use it: it’s the most vital part!
TIP 4:
Try to use two monitors

I use a monitor to display & screen share the talk. The 2nd monitor has the chat room open & the learners videos so I can see them whilst teaching. It makes it easier to manage.

I also share a 3rd screen... my iPad screen becomes a doodle page.
TIP 5:
Use a moderator

This isn’t essential but when you start it can be hard to work the technology, monitor chat rooms and teach. A colleague can monitor the chat room for you and either interrupt to ask the question to you to type answers/direct students to resources
TIP 6:
Set ground rules

Before starting go through:
- how to ask questions
- recording
- muting all microphones
- essential to interact
- any other rules you would normally use in your sessions should apply too!
TIP 7:
Use lots of breaks

In the #COVID19 era we have all had zoom fatigue. Students are no different. After 20mins try and give them a 5-10 min break. They don’t need to wait in line at a canteen so shorter breaks, more often are better than one large break
TIP 8:
Ensure interaction

Talking to a computer is not optimising learning:
- ask questions & give time to answer (in chat room, or get them writing it down on paper before answering)
- polling tools
- split in breakout groups with interactive whiteboard & get them to feedback
TIP 9:
Use other resources

Online teaching brings the potential for you to link to #SoMe, video clips, augment reality, virtual tools... the possibilities are endless...

Direct students to them, or even better integrate them with your teaching
TIP 10:
Involve the learner: feedback!

Get feedback, and tell the learners this is to help you improve their sessions. They have seen lots of people deliver sessions and will be able to help. They may even know the teaching platform better than you. The education is for them.
Hope this is helpful for all #MedEd & #education and sure there are many more suggestions that will help. Feel free to add to this thread so we have a great resource to take forward!

#PedsICU #PedsAnes #FOAMed #FOAM @asmeofficial @MedEd_Journal @ClinicalTeacher @UKParlEducation
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