Sandra Urdaneta Hartmann, MD, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Center for Business and Program Development at the
Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

E-learning Approaches to Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has moved essentially all levels of education to some type of online platform. Regardless of one’s prior experience or training in online instruction, it wasn’t a choice. Many faculty at all levels of the educational spectrum had to learn how to teach online almost overnight; not an easy task. Looking into the future, more widespread online teaching of microbiology in higher education may become part of our “new normal”. The goal of this presentation is to share some tested tips and experiences gained through teaching science online to graduate students. These tips may also be applicable at the undergraduate level. This will be an interactive, live presentation via Zoom. Join us to learn about: (a) effective strategies to offer a supportive, student-centered learning environment online; (b) a few useful resources for teaching microbiology online; and (c) digital game-based learning as an emerging approach for teaching infectious disease concepts.

The Zoom login information will be provided closer to the meeting date.