Additional Independent Learning

Additional Independent Learning

Looking for additional independent learning opportunities? There are many free open-access resources available online. Check out these popular UNMC and national resources. From infographics to podcasts, there are countless resources available to suit even the busiest schedules. If you have a suggestion to add to our list, please contact us at


UNMC THRIVE: Success strategies for the modern-day faculty member

In partnership with UNMC faculty, the Office of Faculty created Thrive, a collection of thought-provoking, one- to two-page briefs that are designed to be easily digested, guide personal reflection, and be implemented immediately into your classroom, clinic, or online teaching.


 Access the electronic version of Thrive.

Or, review the complete list of articles in the Thrive collection.


Webinars & Online Course


The AAMC offers webinars on a wide range of topics for members, students and residents, and aspiring physicians. Offering a wide variety of topics areas, the association is working to advance academic medicine through these online events. 
View information about upcoming webinars and access past webinar recordings. Registration is required, there is no fee for webinars unless noted.
 View upcoming and recorded webinars.


EDUCAUSE webinars cover a broad range of higher education and technology topics, including top IT issues, cybersecurity, leadership, teaching and learning with technology, and student success.
 View upcoming and recorded webinars. 


Faculty for Tomorrow Webinar Series

This free, 10-part webinar series, developed by the Faculty for Tomorrow Task Force, provides fundamental knowledge and skills that new faculty and residents as educators need to thrive in a career in academic family medicine, although the topics covered apply to all professions. 
 View the Faculty for Tomorrow Webinar Series. 

ICBME Webinars

The ICBME (International Competency-Based Medical Education) Collaborators engage international audiences in exploring various models and approaches to CBME. These educational webinars presented by leading experts are available for free. 
 View upcoming and archived sessions from the ICBME Webinar Series.


Teaching Repositories, E-Books, & Blogs


FREE E-Books Available Courtesy of Faculty Development

UNMC faculty have access to these FREE e-books. These e-books offer guidance on topics from improving student learning strategies to applying learning science in online classes.

 Access the free e-books here.


ICE Blog

The ICE (International Clinician Educators) blog promotes discussion among Clinician Educators from around the world, archiving a variety of educational resources.
 View the ICE Blog.

MedEd Portal

MedEdPORTAL is an open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. MedEdPORTAL publications are stand-alone, complete teaching or learning modules that have been implemented and evaluated with medical or dental trainees or practitioners.
 View MedEd Portal.

Education Theory Made Practical

This free e-book produced by the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine team reviews various components of education theory in succinct, case-based, freely-available chapters. 
 Download the book here.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)

The MERLOT system, started by California State University, provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.
 Search the MERLOT collection.



There are countless free podcasts covering almost every topic imaginable. Below are recommendations from the Office of Faculty Development: 


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