Content delivery, educational interactions, and student assessments will occur through the Canvas learning management system. Canvas is deployed in more than 3,000 universities, school districts, and institutions globally. It operates as a software as a service on Amazon Web Services and provides a modern user interface and has settings to enable Chinese language interface.
The institution had updated our distance learning platform to Zoom Meeting beginning in February 2022. The class lecture will be online live and instructors and students will follow the lecture together online. The class lecture follows the regular day and time as provided in the Class Schedule. Attendance policy will be strictly followed and counted, failure to attend the live-class in Zoom Meeting may affect student’s attendance rate. The zoom distance learning guidance can be found in AMU website, or may be asked to AMU registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitate Clinical Interactions
The Canvas system has several core functions to increase multiple layers and aspects of patient care and professional practice competencies. These clinical interactions are guided by the Framework of Core Competencies (Framework). This framework highlights specific competencies that will be facilitated through the online learning system. These interactions will occur through small-group discussions and small group projects. Faculty can schedule synchronous video conferences through Google Meets and they can be recorded and made available for later asynchronous review.
The program is clearly aware of the critical importance of student engagement with content, the instructor, and other students as the primary factor in student learning and online persistence. The project will offer online a shared common clinical curriculum designed to contextualize the emerging professional healthcare issues presented through the Covid-19 pandemic and the global role of traditional Asian medicine professionals.
Assess Student Clinical Learning
The core functions and formats to support the formative assessment of “student clinical learning” have been detailed in the Framework. The Canvas system has standard functions for quizzes, rubrics and weighted assignment scales. The many to many communications capacity in online formats as well as small group collaborations and projects facilitated through the core communication functions of Canvas and video conferencing through Google Meets are expected to increase several positive aspects of faculty and peer to peer interactions.