Proposal Title

Asynchronous: Lessons from Teaching an Online Human Sexuality Course

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Shari CaputoFollow

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Short asynchronous

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16-2-2021 5:00 PM

End Date

28-2-2021 12:00 AM

Proposal Abstract

2021 TPC Proposal by Shari Caputo Lessons from Teaching an Online Human Sexuality Course The theme of my presentation is how the COVID pandemic pushed education to an online environment, which resulst in originality in online teaching and assignment creation. In the summer of 2020, I taught Human Sexuality for Health Professionals. It was my first time designing a course from scratch, and I unexpectedly had to teach online, which was new to me. This presentation will address two topics: first is the online techniques and practices that I found beneficial as an online instructor and as well as based on student feedback. I had some preparation for online teaching through a CELT course, however there was still much practicing ahead of time, learning ‘on the fly’ as well as re-evaluating the things that did not go well! The second topic that I will discuss is about the course assignment, which had four parts, all of which built upon the previous and replaced exams that I would normally have utilized. A key outcome of this course was to conduct a sexual health interview and the assignment was designed with this outcome in mind; required students to incorporate significant theory and concepts learned in the course. Methods to engage participants would be to bring in evidence that highlights the challenges that people face when discussing their sexual health issues with health professionals. These facts highlight the importance of having health professionals comfortable discussing human sexuality in a non-biased manner and open manner, and therefore the importance of this course.

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Subtheme: Lemonade from Lemons

The theme of my presentation is how the COVID pandemic pushed education to an online environment, which can result in originality in online teaching and assignment creation. Initially, I was very concerned about how the course and the assignments would be affected. Nevertheless, I found that with further information about online teaching and creative adaptations to the course assignment, that the end result was much better than I expected. The pandemic forced me to make lemonade from lemons and I believe I am a better instructor because of this!

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Asynchronous: Lessons from Teaching an Online Human Sexuality Course

2021 TPC Proposal by Shari Caputo Lessons from Teaching an Online Human Sexuality Course The theme of my presentation is how the COVID pandemic pushed education to an online environment, which resulst in originality in online teaching and assignment creation. In the summer of 2020, I taught Human Sexuality for Health Professionals. It was my first time designing a course from scratch, and I unexpectedly had to teach online, which was new to me. This presentation will address two topics: first is the online techniques and practices that I found beneficial as an online instructor and as well as based on student feedback. I had some preparation for online teaching through a CELT course, however there was still much practicing ahead of time, learning ‘on the fly’ as well as re-evaluating the things that did not go well! The second topic that I will discuss is about the course assignment, which had four parts, all of which built upon the previous and replaced exams that I would normally have utilized. A key outcome of this course was to conduct a sexual health interview and the assignment was designed with this outcome in mind; required students to incorporate significant theory and concepts learned in the course. Methods to engage participants would be to bring in evidence that highlights the challenges that people face when discussing their sexual health issues with health professionals. These facts highlight the importance of having health professionals comfortable discussing human sexuality in a non-biased manner and open manner, and therefore the importance of this course.