FID Resources

  • Inquiry Learning Guide - This guide offers tips for writing effective questions to engage students during lecture time (download Guide).

  • Preparing a Lecture Presentation - This document describes the A.P.E.S. model Murray and Murray (1992) for creating presentations or lectures, and identifies the characteristics of effective presentations relative to principles of adult learning. It also describes seven characteristics of classroom assessment as well as techniques that can be used to promote active engagement in learning (download document).

  • OMSE Interactive Lecture Manual - This OMSE manual offers concrete tips for making lecture time interactive between instructors and students and among student peers (download Manual).

  • One-on-one observation and feedback -  One of us will meet with you, observe you during lecture and/or review a pertinent podcast of a lecture, offer constructive formative feedback, and work with you to develop and practice educational strategies to enhance your approach to lecture time. If you would like to work one-on-one with an OMSE FID team member, please contact OMSE FID.

External Resources

  • The Benefit of Interactive Learning - Harvard SEAS Professor Eric Mazur, "Confessions of a Converted Lecturer"

  • International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Resources - The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) recently announced that "The Active Learning Manual" is now available at the IAMSE website. (Edited by Alice Fornari and Ann Poznanski) More information...

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