When planning for your time for MLA 2015, you won’t want to miss EMTS’s programming line-up!
1. “Shaken, Not Stirred: Recipes for Blended Learning” Invited Speaker Panel: MLA ’15 Session 10 (Monday, May 18th, 10:30-11:55 AM)
Supporting Teaching and Learning with a PBL Approach using Technologies Dr. Min Liu, Ed.D, M.A.: Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Min Liu will discuss current trends in teaching and learning using technologies and share some of her experiences with blended instruction and using Problem Based Learning (PBL). She will also provide some suggestions/resources for medical librarians to consider if planning to be involved in using technologies to support PBL instruction.
The Active Health Sciences Librarian
Anne Linton, MS, AHIP: Library Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University
The librarians at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University, played a strong role in supporting faculty in the implementation of the School of Medicine’s revised active curriculum. They built on past participation in problem-based learning and the informatics curriculum, implemented skills learned in the Master Teacher Leadership and Development Program, and moved from a supportive role in the active curriculum to a participatory role. The process challenged librarians to expand their expertise, negotiate collaborations on curriculum teams, and interact more regularly with faculty planners.
Preventing faculty from committing Kamikazes: A recipe for success
Dr. Rebecca Fountain, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, The University of Texas at Tyler
Flipped classrooms in healthcare engage and improve student outcomes with the support of multiple technological advances. Involving students can frequently be challenging to the faculty member who was once the ‘sage on the stage’. Empowering these faculty members through the firm foundational support provided by medical librarians are essential to reduce the fears and anxieties traditional faculty may experience. Methods to translate the evidence through user friendly technology can include smart phone apps, collaborations during interdisciplinary simulation, service learning projects, etc… The purpose of this presentation is to provide methods for medical librarians to support the faculty member’s “divine wind” within the classroom, thereby preventing the faculty members demise through kamakazi.
A Flip or a Flop?: Flipped PubMed Instruction for Health Science Students
Lynn Kysh, MLIS; Information Services Librarian, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California
With expertise in information literacy and search skills, librarians are poised to instruct students in improving their abilities to search medical literature. However, librarians’ access to students if often relegated to a one-time workshop with limited impact. Flipped classroom methodology offers a potential solution by supporting in-person instruction with self-directed asynchronous material. In August of 2014, first year medical students were introduced to PubMed through a flipped classroom module built around six interactive video tutorials that were followed by a ninety minute in-person session. The strengths and weaknesses of this module will be highlighted through website analytics, student feedback, and instructor experiences. Participants will leave the session better prepared to create successful flips and completely avoid total flops!
2. MLA Session 19: (Tuesday, May 19 from 6:00-7:25pm) Top Tech Trends VIII
Sponsored by Medical Informatics Section and Educational Media & Technologies Section. Want to know what’s on the technology horizon? Come here what this year’s tech pundits have to say.
Speakers and topics include:
The Quantified Self, Jon Goodell
Microsoft Hololens, Kimberly Barker
Zombie Emergency! A Tool for Gamification and Promotion, Jason Bengtson
Privacy & Security Issues: Protecting Yourself and Your Researchers, Missy Harvey
What Will These Technologies Look Like 20 Years from Now? Eric Schnell
EMTS is also co-sponsoring the following sessions (speakers yet be announced):
3. MLA ’15 Session 20 (Monday, May 18th, 3-4:45 PM)
Program Title: Lucha Libre
4. MLA’15 Session 26 (Monday, May 18th, 10:30-11:55 AM)
Program Title: Education without Limits
5. MLA ’15 Session 28 (Tuesday, May 19th, 3-4:25 PM)
Program Title: Libraries, Adult Learners and SOTL, Oh My
Many thanks to our fabulous program planner and incoming chair, Suzanne Schurtz!