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Asynchronous Online Discussions - A Powerful Learning Tool

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/15/2022)
Presented by Erin Rumpke, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, AHI(AMT)

Asynchronous Online Discussion (AOD) forums are an important point of interaction in online and blended learning environments. Recognizing the best instructional design practices and pitfalls in the design of AODs, providing support to scaffold student participation, and intentionally selecting protocols to promote critical thinking can increase the value of AODs in MLS/MLT learning environments.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practices and common pitfalls in the design of AODs.
  • Identify supports to scaffold student participation and collaboration in AOD environments.
  • Describe the implementation of AOD protocols that promote critical higher order thinking skills.

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.