Technology Teaching and Workshops in the Faculty
In the faculty we run regular “Show and Tell” sessions. Teaching staff are provided a platform to showcase what is happening in their classroom, whether it be a new technology, innovative use of old technologies, or lessons they have learned from trying something new. Often, we don’t know what is happening in other departments and units; through these sessions, we are hoping to promote good ideas and share what resources are available in the faculty.
Next Show and Tell
27th of October in PG Seminar Room 2, Barnard Fuller Building from 12:55 – 14:00. Our presenters and topics will be:
- Lawrence Tucker – A Web-based electroencephalography (EEG) learning program for neurology registrars and neurologists in Africa and beyond
- Cheryl Brown & Genevieve Haupt – 10 things Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) technology could change in teaching and learning
- Lynelle Govender – Audio Tours in Anatomical Pathology
July Show and Tell
- Helen Buchanan – Creating an online educational resource for undergraduate students: the journey and lessons learned. This presentation describes the rationale for creating an online learning resource for 2nd year occupational therapy students. The process of creating and publishing the resource was shared, along with the challenges and highlights. Further plans to complete and the evaluate the resource was presented.
- Juan Klopper – Teaching at scale. The positives and negatives around the development of large, open online courses at a University in a developing country.
- Clive Gray – Immunopaedia: Advancing global immunology on-line. There appeared to be a niche in training SA registrars in immunology through clinical case studies. Although the initial focus was on HIV and paediatric immunology, over the years we have branched out to all areas of immunology and now cover both basic and clinical immunology.
- Phinda & Vela Njisane – Four Minute Medicine for your edutainment. Four Minute Medicine hopes to complement the current formal medical curriculum as a free online educational platform. It aims to make medical content more palatable and digestible, by presenting it through various media.
The success of TED Talks has inspired us to develop faculty Teaching and Educating with Technology (TET) Talks. Monthly lunchtime sessions with short narratives and presentations about “ideas worth sharing”. This initiative gives educators, such as yourself, an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and find out what others are doing.
Also, this could be an opportunity for you to take 5- 10 mins to share your ideas or experiences, talk about a new initiative, find out what resources are available or just bounce ideas off others. Please email Gregory.Doyle@uct.ac.za if you wish to do a mini presentation.
Next TET Talk
25th of October in PG Seminar Room 2, Barnard Fuller Building from 12:55 – 14:00.
Past TET Talks
- Jordace Ramjith – Biostatistics and Epidemiology - The challenges in using blended learning by full time academics
- Fayyaad Hendricks – Health Sciences Education – Copyright and Intellectual Property
- Rik De Decker – Paediatrics and Child Health – CATHCHAT
- Stevan Bruijns – Emergency Medicine - Journals with the best regional impact