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MBRU’s Experiences with Abruptly Transitioning Medical Programs to Distance Learning at the Onset of COVID-19

calendarWednesday, November 3rd 2021, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone19 days remaining
This presentation will shed light on the rapid transition to distance learning of a postgraduate dental medicine and an undergraduate medical program at the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). An action research approach constituted the foundation of this collaborative effort that involved investigations, reflections, and improvements of practice, through ongoing cycles of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. Accordingly, existing platforms were leveraged, learning and teaching activities (including but not limited to assessments) were modified, and distance learning was proactively facilitated for all involved stakeholders. A series of convergent mixed methods research studies were conducted to systemically evaluate the experiences. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected, from learners and instructors, using contextualized, tailor-made surveys assembled through the Blue platform. These internally consistent and externally valid data collection tools were made using input provided by the Bluenotes community members. Join this webinar to learn more about the results and implications.

Time: November 3, 4:00pm Dubai Time; 8:00am Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Professors Ritu Lakhtakia, Dr. Fatemeh Amir Rad, and Farah Otaki, MBRU


How to Create an Annual Report in Blue when Course-Evaluation Projects to be Combined Have Different Questions

calendarWednesday, December 1st 2021, 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Eastern Timezone47 days remaining
Academic institutions listen to students, via Student Evaluations of Teaching (also known in various terms such as course evaluations and module evaluations), at the end of a semester. As you do so, stakeholders may want to see an annual report that combines the results of the semesters in a particular academic year. You can use a Blue functionality called “project mapping” to do so. However, what if you have updated or added a few questions in the survey during the second semester? Can we have both versions of the questions and their responses in the annual report? In other words, can we map projects with different question blocks in Blue? Khwarizmi International College (KIC) was able to do so in Blue. In this webinar, KIC will share with you how you can “map” projects with different questions in Blue to produce an annual report that includes results on all questions. Register to join!

Time: December 1, 4:00pm UAE Gulf Standard Time; 7:00am Eastern Time

Presenter: Anjali Rathod, Institutional Quality, Effectiveness and Assurance, Khwarizmi International College


Survey Emails as an Effective Tool for Improving Response Rates: Sharing Email HTML Codes

calendarWednesday, December 1st 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone47 days remaining

Survey invitation and reminder emails can positively impact response rates. Many Bluenotes community members expressed their interest in learning about HTML codes used in survey emails. In this webinar, University of Florida will share various email HTML codes to make survey invitation and reminder emails more effective.

Time: December 1, 1:00pm Eastern Time

Presenter: John Jordi, University of Florida