E-learning at UNMC is led by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in partnership with the campus-wide E-Learning Steering Committee. The E-Learning Program offers faculty and students the opportunity to create innovative e-modules blended with interactive classroom activities that maximize critical thinking.
If accepted into the program, participants are awarded funds to help create their projects. Past participants have received university and national recognition for their achievements.
Definition of E-Learning
At UNMC, we believe e-learning is the use of electronic and interactive tools to enhance the learning and teaching experience.
When used for in-class (as opposed to online) courses, e-learning is a complement to the traditional lecture-based teaching model, with the outcome being a blended learning strategy. Teachers, then, are seen as both content experts and facilitators of learning.
Benefits of E-Learning
- Increases retention because elements like videos, quizzes and games keep students engaged
- More personalized learning because students can learn at their own pace
- Increases student collaboration, especially across medical professions
- Students receive a consistent message delivered in a consistent manner
- Increases student-teacher interaction because there is more dialogue in a flipped classroom format than in a large lecture course