Examples of Learning Interactions

To help our community partners and fellows stay informed about the latest developments in HIV research, UWW borrows from R. E. Mayer’s progressive work on multimedia learning theory. We believe effective learning online can be organized around three key concepts (adapted from P.C. Abrami et al.):

  1. Learners possess different cognitive channels for processing visual and verbal material
  2. Visual and verbal channels can process only small ammounts of material at a time
  3. Deep learning is determined by the learner’s ability and motivation to be present and engaged with the learning material

With these concepts in mind, we endeavour to keep our media productions clear, concise and designed to meet the specific needs of each learning audience.

Flipped Workshop

is an extended format workshop that blends instruction with hands-on application by coaching participant teams through the planning and development of innovative projects. Teams work through a process of learning and applying that learning throughout the workshop.

Learn more about the UWW Flipped Workshop on Program Science and CBR in HIV.

You can also read more about what we learned from our experience with flipped workshops in the participant evaluation report.

Speaker’s Corner

is an unscripted, off-the-cuff collection of participants’ thoughts and opinions around a specific and, sometimes, contentious issue.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

challenges participants to present a compelling oration on their thesis/research project and its significance in just 3 minutes. 3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down’ research; it helps participants summarize their research discoveries and communicate them in clear language.

Fishbowl Conversation

is an engaging style of dialogue for large groups that enables participants to switch roles between audience members and active contributors.

 Researcher Profiles

are intimate conversations with OHTN-funded researchers. In these short interviews, we focus on why the researcher is passionate about studying HIV, and how the results of their work can make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

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