Q: How do we promote team-based learning in the classroom? A: Team-based learning succeeds when the teaching materials support independent thinking and problem solving, provide clinically relevant topics, and the tutors possess group facilitation skills.
Q: Can web-based case studies complement learning in clinical settings? A: Yes. Online case-based forums provide structured discussion and analysis of specific clinical scenarios without reduction of time spent with patients.
How can I use whiteboards effectively? One method is to organize students in small groups, whose networked laptops would use software to access the whiteboards and work collaboratively on problem sets. The instructor moves among the groups answering questions. Students summarize their work and present to the entire class.