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Endocrine Abstracts (2021) 77 SK2.2 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.77.SK2.2

SFEBES2021 Basic Skills Grants and teaching (2 abstracts)

How to make meaningful improvements to your teaching with common and accessible technologies

James Moss

Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

You don’t have to be a digital native to use technology effectively in teaching. Even self-confessed technophobes can make meaningful improvements in their use of digital learning with only a little bit of guidance and support. Technology is a ubiquitous feature of higher education, which has been consolidated during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with so many options on the market it can be incapacitating to try and choose. This is further complicated by local institutional regulations, subscription costs, and steep learning curves, not to mention that many students already perceive they are inundated with too many learning platforms. For example, Microsoft PowerPoint is the stalwart of the 21st century classroom, being used to deliver tens of millions of lectures, seminars, and tutorials every year across the world. Despite its prevalence, only a minority of educators have received any instruction or training on how to use it effectively to support students to learn. Probably because it’s easy, right? Unfortunately, this attitude means that ’death by PowerPoint’ is a common diagnosis for many disengaged learners in higher education. Atop of the potential student learning benefits that training could bring, there are tangible benefits for teachers too, including being able to develop better presentations with less effort and in less time. This session will explore the use of PowerPoint to create presentation slides and two other accessible educational approaches, the theories, concepts and principles underpinning them, and how you might be able to incorporate them into your teaching practice (without extensive training or financial cost).

Volume 77

Society for Endocrinology BES 2021

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
08 Nov 2021 - 10 Nov 2021

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