Promoting Interactive Learning through Audience Response Systems

February 05
UCSF Teaching and Learning Center
530 Parnassus Ave., Room CL-221/222, San Francisco CA

Special Topics Educational Skills Workshop
Promoting Interactive Learning through Audience Response Systems

Led by:

Christy Kim Boscardin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Office of Medical Education

Tymothi Peters
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education

In a large group setting, gauging your audience’s understanding of new material can be challenging, and encouraging learners to engage with the material can be even more difficult.  Using audience response systems (ARS), combined with instructional methods that take the most advantage of the power of ARS, both of these outcomes are possible. Since the earliest adoption of ARS in the mid-1960s, the technology has become more sophisticated, more user-friendly, and cheaper, making it easier to adopt as a tool to create a dynamic learning environment.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Review the literature about audience response systems
  • Weigh the benefits and costs of using ARS in traditional lecture models
  • Use an electronic ARS system to demonstrate its features

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

  • Promote an interactive learning environment using the features and components of ARS
  • Elicit different types of learning outcomes through various questioning modes
  • Develop instructional strategies for optimal implementation of ARS into teaching
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of three AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 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 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR13075