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Develop Your Teaching Skills in Your Pajamas

The following was provided by the IUSM Office of Faculty and Professional Development (OFAPD)

The Office of Faculty and Professional Development (OFAPD) has partnered with the Department of Family Medicine and an international consortium of faculty to create a series of Teaching Development Modules. These are 5-15 minute courses are available online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free to any IUSM faculty member. The modules address a variety of teaching techniques and are designed to meet the needs of our diverse faculty across the state. You can even use the modules to earn CME credit.

To gain access, visit Once you register, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours with access information. The modules are learner-directed, so you can review them whenever you like. You also have the option to print the modules.

Currently there are three modules available:

  1. Making the Most of Discussion
    This module includes sections on prepping for a discussion, managing student-led seminars, fostering respect, and leading online discussions.
  2. Grading and Giving Feedback
    Incorporated in this module are activities on aligning learning outcomes with assessment, the qualities of good feedback, and deterring plagiarism.
  3. Clinical Teaching.
    Here, you’ll find sections on encouraging active learning, managing time while teaching in the clinical setting, and interprofessional education.

New modules will be developed and released over the next year. Future options will include the basics of lecturing, supervising projects and dissertations, and course design.

The modules were developed through collaboration with the IU Department of Family Medicine and were funded in part by award # D56HP23267-01-00 of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

If at any point you need help using the modules, there is a help button at the top of each lesson. For other questions please contact OFAPD at