Using Technology for Effective Teaching

March 18
UCSF Library
530 Parnassus Avenue, Room CL-221/222, San Francisco CA


Key Educational Skills Workshop
Using Technology for Effective Teaching

Led by:

Dylan Alegria, MS4
UCSF School of Medicine

Chandler Mayfield
Director, Technology-Enhanced Learning
UCSF School of Medicine

Educational technology is the use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The use of modern technologies to enhance learning should never get in the way of teaching and learning, but should be used effectively and appropriately to improve the teaching and learning environment. Specifically technology can be used to promote active learning, facilitate course evaluations, teach through simulation, enhance presentations, provide deeper exploration of content and promote student collaboration.

At the session, participants will:

  • Examine ways that technology can be used to promote active learning
  • Discuss typical challenges facing educators and specific instructional media tools and strategies to address these challenges
  • Explore different types of instructional media discussing how each might be used to teach in different settings.

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

  • Describe ways in which technology can enhance teaching and learning and address teaching challenges
  • Describe instructional media resources available at UCSF
  • Discuss how technology can improve teaching and learning.
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 four 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. MGR14075