Online Learning Modules

AISR Education Services and Jefferson's Office of Faculty Affairs are turning several of the popular "on-campus" sessions into self-directed learning modules you can take online at your own time and convenience.

The modules are developed using the Macromedia Shockwave product that may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order for them to display properly. Most computers on the Jefferson campus will already have this free plug-in installed. If your personal computer does not have Shockwave, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first so you don't waste time downloading the plug-in if you don't need it. If the module doesn't start, download the plug-in.

Follow these steps to start the SDL module:

  1. Select the module you want to review.
  2. Enter your Campus Key to register.
  3. Launch the module and review the material. (You may come back and review modules you have previously registered for at any time.)

If you have any technical problems with viewing these modules, please contact AISR Education Services which can provide support. Send email to: EdServices@lists.jefferson.edu or call 3-2830.


Module #1: Adult Learning Theory in Medical Education
Author: Lindsey Lane, MD
Author: Associate Professor Pediatrics
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Faculty will learn the concepts of adult learning theory and how they apply to the education of medical students. Faculty will receive practical tips on how to make their teaching interactions more relevant to the needs of the adult learner.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #2: Audiovisual Aids in Teaching
Author: Kathleen Day, MS
Author: Instructional Design Specialist
Author: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
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Faculty will learn how to use audiovisual aids to enhance their teaching sessions. Practical examples will be used to illustrate effective and ineffective use of audiovisual aids in teaching.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #3: Effective Techniques for Managing Longitudinal Learning Groups
Author: Timothy Brigham, PhD
Author: Associate Dean, Organizational Development and Planning
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Faculty will learn interactive techniques to improve their effectiveness as a small group teacher including discussion, demonstrations, simulations and role-playing.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #4: Large Group Presentation Skills
Author: Howard Weitz, MD
Author: Professor of Medicine
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Faculty will learn guidelines for successful large group presentations including effective use of learning objectives, time management, and audiovisuals. In addition, faculty will learn how to deal with problems, such as performance anxiety, commonly encountered when giving large group oral presentations.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #5: Writing Educational Objectives
Authors: Karen Novielli, MD
Authors: Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs
Authors: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Authors: Cynthia Kryder, MS
Authors: Medical Writer
Authors: Academic & Instructional Support & Resources
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Faculty will learn to use educational objectives to provide an organizational framework to large and small group teaching sessions. The ability of educational objectives to enhance the clarity of the presentation and improve desired educational outcomes will be emphasized.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #6: Bedside Teaching
Author: Greg Kane, MD
Author: Professor of Medicine
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Faculty will learn techniques to increase their teaching effectiveness of students and residents at the bedside. The session will focus on identifying the needs of the learner and enhancing communication between learner and teacher to improve the satisfaction and value of the bedside teaching encounter. Tips to ensure patient comfort during the bedside teaching encounter will also be reviewed.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #7: Using Case-Based Teaching Methods in Medical Education
Author: Gerald Isenberg, MD
Author: Associate Program Director, Colorectal Residency
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Participants will discuss the techniques for facilitating case-based discussion in medical education and identify the learning outcomes that can be achieved with case-based instruction.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #8: Teaching and Evaluation Techniques for the Office Preceptor
Author: Lindsey Lane, MD
Author: Associate Professor Pediatrics
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Participants will review and discuss the pros and cons of teaching models advocated for use in clinical office precepting including the one-minute preceptor model and direct observation of student performance.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #9: Evidence-Based Medicine
Author: Walter Kraft, MD
Author: Assistant Professor of Medicine
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Evidence based medicine is the integration of clinical expertise with the best clinical information gathered through systematic research. This
workshop will review techniques to effectively retrieve quality, clinically
relevant information from MEDLINE, PubMed, and the EBM Review databases.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #10: Providing Effective Feedback
Author: Timothy Brigham, PhD
Author: Associate Dean, Organizational Development and Planning
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Participants will discuss the characteristics of effective feedback and will apply these concepts through role-play scenarios of common teacher/learner interactions in a medical school setting.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #11: Interactive Techniques for Teaching in a Small-Group Format
Author: Timothy Brigham, PhD
Author: Associate Dean, Organizational Development and Planning
Author: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Participants will review interactive techniques that enhance small group teaching effectiveness including case discussions, demonstrations, simulations, and role-playing.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #12: Interactive Techniques for Large-Group Presentations
Authors: William Kocher, MD
Authors: Department of Pathology
Authors: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Authors: Susan Rattner, MD
Authors: Department of Medicine, Office of the Dean
Authors: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
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Participants will learn to use the audience response system, case-based teaching and other interactive modalities for engaging large group audiences in the learning process.
Issue Date: August 2009


Module #13: Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines
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This session will provide basic information about copyright and guidelines for classroom use of published materials. Fair use doctrine and its application in a university setting will also be addressed.