Use of Simulation in the Classroom – Video

Click the video below to watch Dr. Chasity Shelton, College of Pharmacy provide an overview of the UTHSC Sim Center and discuss best practices in simulation education.

The below presentation was held Friday, July 8, 2016 as part of the Teaching & Learning Center’s ongoing series of monthly sessions to provide faculty with knowledge of all aspects of educational simulation implementation.

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Watch the Blackboard Conference Live and FREE

Thursday, July 14, 2016, The BbWorld Conference will offer their sessions online for free. There will be eight different sessions broadcast live over the course of the day themed around Digital Learning in Higher Education.

Sessions of note include:

Rocket session: great teaching in a world of connected students. 10:30AM CDT – This block will supercharge the TED talk format offering 7-minute sessions that pack a punch on topics including “Engaging Your Students Via Text Message,” “Integrating Video into Your Courses,” and “Social Presence in Online Learning.” Continue reading

Flipped Classroom Blogs & Articles

Below are some great resources about flipped classrooms and how to integrate this into your current teaching practices. If you have found any additional resources you would like to share, please, let us know!

Avoid These Five Rookie Mistakes When Flipping Your Class

How to Encourage Your Students to Actually DO the Pre-Class Work

Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work

You Don’t Have to be a Technology Guru to FLIP Your Classroom: An ‘Unplugged’ Flipped Strategy

For additional articles visit the Flip it Blog.

Meet Keedra Smith



Over the course of the next several weeks, we will be profiling a prominent member of the Teaching & Learning Center Staff. This week Keedra Smith, an Academic Technology Consultant for the TLC, took time out of her busy schedule to answer a couple of questions.

TLC: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Keedra Smith: I was born and raised here in Memphis, TN. I attended Hamilton High School, home of the Mighty Wildcats. After graduating from high school, I attended Middle Tennessee State University where I received my Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.
I am very family oriented and my family and I are very close.  I am the proud mother of a 7 year old son, whom I adore.  He has the key to my heart.

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Use of Simulation in the Classroom

Use of Simulation in the Classroom

by Dr. Chasity Shelton, College of Pharmacy

July 8, 2016 • 12-1pm • GEB A304

These monthly sessions are aimed at providing faculty with knowledge about all aspects of educational simulation implementation. Faculty will provide an overview of an actual simulation implemented in the UTHSC Sim Center, discuss best practices in simulation education and provide simulation resources for faculty. By attending these sessions, Faculty participants will be able to 1) identify best practices in simulation pedagogy; 2) acquire knowledge of current UTHSC sim activities and 3) network with colleagues for potential inter-professional simulation activities.

Lunch will be provided.


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TurningPoint Cloud Upgrade

To all Current and Potential Users of TurningPoint Technologies (clicker technology). 

Action is required. 

During the week of June 27th to July 1st, UTHSC podia was updated to TurningPoint Cloud. Information Technology Systems (ITS) also replaced receivers and updated the podium computers with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016.

Faculty and Students must be ready to use TurningPoint Cloud prior to the first day of class.  The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) will provide training, tutorials, an up-to-date website, ongoing communication and support in the use of TurningPoint Cloud.

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