Using Technology for Effective Teaching - Virtual

Led by:

Christian Burke
Technology-Enhanced Education
UCSF School of Medicine

Christy K. Boscardin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Research Faculty, Center for Faculty Educators

Brian Schwartz, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Note: Advance preparation is required. Please see below.

Educational technology is the use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The use of modern technologies to enhance learning should never get in the way of teaching and learning, but should be used effectively and appropriately to improve the teaching and learning environment. Technology can be used to promote active learning, facilitate course evaluations, teach through simulation, enhance presentations, provide deeper exploration of content, connect faculty and learners across locations, and promote student collaboration.

During the session, participants will:

Discuss typical challenges facing educators and specific instructional media tools and strategies to address these challenges
Examine ways that technology can be used to promote active learning
Explore different types of instructional methods using technology and discuss how each might be used to teach in different settings.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

Describe how technology can enhance teaching and learning and address teaching challenges
Describe instructional media and technology resources available at UCSF
Discuss specific areas where technology can improve teaching and learning.

In preparation for the session please:

1. Bring your laptop computer to the session

2. Brainstorm how you plan to incorporate technology into your own teaching.

Identify your current challenges in teaching? What do you want to do that you can't currently do? AND/OR
Identify a technology that you have observed that you may want to try out in one of your teaching sessions

Note: for the last hour of the workshop we will discuss Virtual Reality in Education and showcase how UCSF uses VR in Anatomy education (with Dr. Derek Harmon coming 11-12). For those that are interested, you will also get to try out VR for Anatomy.

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR20075.

Tuesday, June 30 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type



School of Medicine


Faculty, Staff


Center for Faculty Educators

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