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Appendix D Best Andragogical Practices for Online Learning and Faculty Development Engage the Audience â¢ Talk directly to the audience. â¢ Use the chat function to engage participants in brief conversations. â¢ Employ a variety of media like videos and Zoom polls. â¢ Have speakers (or the moderator) talk to each other as though they are having a conversation. â¢ Ask someone to monitor the chat discussion and have the modera- tor call on that person to tell the group what is being discussed or questions being asked. â¢ Project colorful and engaging slides (not overly filled with written text). â¢ Keep presentations short (less than 10 minutes) and discussions long. â¢ Ask the audience what they want to get from the session, and gear the conversation in that direction. â¢ Hire actors to play roles for training faculty on how to run case studies. â¢ Recognize that audience members may have a deeper understand- ing of the literature than the speaker. Be Carefulâ¦ â¢ Not to distract participants from the speakers while using the chat function for supplemental discussions. 71 PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs
72 HEALTH PROFESSIONS FACULTY FOR THE FUTURE â¢ When using technologies that take up bandwidth and can slow the transmission of messages (i.e., videos and slide transitions). â¢ To schedule meetings at times that work for the speakers based on the time zone they are presenting from. â¢ To avoid excess lighting behind the speaker. Prepare the Speakers â¢ Provide an annotated agenda that has the times of when each speaker will talk. â¢ Test the technology (i.e., share screen) 30 minutes prior to the session. â¢ Click through all of the slides with the speakers before the session begins. â¢ Have a backup plan if a speakerâs technology failsâmove to the next speaker or have someone take over until the speaker returns. â¢ Remind speakers to turn on/off their videos and mute/unmute their computers at the appropriate times. â¢ Agree on a system of time keeping. â¢ Use a waiting room to admit participants and remove disruptive attendees. â¢ Share cell phone numbers of presenters prior to the session. SOURCE: Input from individual members of the workshop planning com- mittee (p. v). PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs