Pedagogical Methods and Use of Instructional Technology Among Health Professions’ Educators in a University Setting


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This presentation will be the culmination of my doctoral dissertation on pedagogical methods and use of instructional technologies within the Jefferson School of Health Professions. This talk will present the results of a mixed-methods research study performed in 2013. Included will be a brief literature review on active- and student-centered learning, and the use of instructional technologies in higher education. This talk will also include the methodology (briefly) and results of the study, along with its limitations. Following the talk, there will be a group discussion on pedagogical methods and use of instructional technologies, where participants can discuss their own observations. A version of this talk has already been presented at the Hawaiian International Conference on Education in January 2014.

Traci B. Fox, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT

Ms. Fox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiologic Sciences, Jefferson School of Health Professions and has been a sonographer since graduating from Jefferson with the BS degree in Diagnostic Imaging in 1993. In 2007 she earnedther MS in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences at TJU, and will graduate from Drexel University with the EdD degree in June 2014. Ms. Fox is involved with ultrasound research in conjunction with the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, including studies on lymphosonography, subharmonic pressure estimation, and laser/photoacoustic imaging of tumors. In addition to several peer-reviewed publications, Ms. Fox is also the co-author of a textbook, Examination Review for Ultrasound: Sonographic Principles & Instrumentation, which was released in January 2011. Her next textbook, Vascular Technology Examination: PREP (Program Review and Exam Preparation), is under contract and is due out in early 2015. Ms. Fox has presented at numerous local, national, and international conferences, and is a member of the AIUM, SDMS, SVU, and several local ultrasound societies.



1. Describe the potential advantages and disadvantages of an active-, student-learning based classroom, with or without the use of instructional technologies.

2. Discuss their own pedagogical practices and use of instructional technologies, and what their perceived limitations may be, if any, in adopting new practices and/or technology.

Presentation: 46 minutes

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