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Self-Paced Online

Virtual Teaching During a Pandemic

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Date Published

January 27, 2021

Publisher

Pediatric Pharmacy Association

Subjects

Pediatrics, Teaching

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Summary

Prior to Spring of 2020, many pharmacy schools were designed to deliver content in person with heavy hands-on interactions. While there are a few institutions that deliver online programs, many faculty had very little experience delivering content 100% virtually. Fortunately, there is research out there as some other medical professionals have been obtaining their education through online methods, most notably there are many online nursing and nurse practitioner programs (1).

When evaluating strategies to recruit and retain pharmacy students, a major theme that is seen, is students desire connection (2). While delivering content is vital, student engagement and connection should also be balanced.

While we realize (and also struggled) there was a short time span to overcome these challenges this past year, the purpose of this program is to help support those who find themselves in the situation where they suddenly are teaching online. We will share our experiences and delve into some research that is also available to us from other medical professionals on what may work.

1.Distler JW. Nurse Pract. 2015;40(11):44-9
2.Curtis SD, Feild C, and Buring SM. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019;83(9):7307

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Presenters

Julia Muzzy Williamson, PharmD, CNSC, BCPPS, BCNSP

Dr. Julia Muzzy Williamson is an Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University and a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at... Read More

M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN

M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, attended the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy in Memphis,... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Virtual Teaching During a Pandemic - Video
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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
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