Join Dr. Tony Macknight to discuss how to adapt your teaching techniques to ensure you can teach from anywhere. This is the first webinar in a 4-part series on how science education has evolved in the face of new challenges.

The COVID pandemic requires adaptability in our teaching and provides a unique opportunity to rethink what we do. Whatever we do, this rethink should be built around the concept of active learning and be guided by what I call ‘The 4 E’s of Learning’. Learning should be Efficient, Effective, Everlasting, and Exciting. Whether you teach a conventional lecture/laboratory course with some tutorials, a blended learning course with a mix of online tasks, flipped classroom activities and laboratories, or a fully remote online course, the same principles can be applied. In particular, it is really important to future–proof your course so that you can move with as little disruption as possible, to the required type of delivery. Whatever your preferred format for delivering your course, there are elements in common.

Lectures: The new technologies are making the conventional 50 minute lecture obsolete. Can we devise a format that would be equally suitable for the conventional program, blended learning and fully on–line remote courses?

Tutorials: So often, students prepare poorly for tutorials. Again, can we devise a format that is equally effective for all types of program?

Laboratories: Physiology is a laboratory–based discipline and laboratory work is designed to illustrate important concepts and enhance students’ understanding. This is central to a tertiary level physiology program. How best to deliver this experience?

This webinar will expand on these themes and be illustrated by examples from the work that being done at ADInstruments to support Physiology teaching.

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Former Director of Education
ADInstruments, Inc.

Professor Tony Macknight is a medical graduate with both an MD and PhD. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ). Professor Tony Macknight’s distinguished career has included postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and appointment as Professor of Physiology at the University of Otago. Tony was aware of life science's need for an improved method of recording and analyzing physiological signals and was integral to his son Michael's development of PowerLab data acquisition and analysis systems. Now retired from fulltime teaching and research, Tony travels internationally to consult about the company's products with leading life science researchers, educators and ADInstruments staff.

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