Drake Institute presents at McMaster University conference
The Drake Institute's Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, associate director, and Larry Hurtubise, curriculum and instructional specialist, presented at McMaster University’s 14th Annual Day in Faculty Development, hosted by the university’s health sciences faculty.
The theme of this year’s conference was Academia Disrupted: Innovations and Dilemmas Prompted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rhodes-DiSalvo and Hurtubise shared outcomes from virtual communities of practice sponsored by the Drake Institute last spring, including:
- lessons learned in a literature review of virtual professional development models (community of inquiry, community of practice, professional learning network, and online learning community) and the pros and cons of each,
- using a question-storming process to encourage quality improvement of faculty development post-pandemic,
- how rapid prototyping was used to establish a virtual interprofessional community of practice focused on developing strategies to meet the challenges of clinical teaching during the pandemic.