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Course Reviewer’s Corner

By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA

Manager, Continuing Education Programs

Future Course Content Webinars: What Are Your Thoughts?

As the summer rolls on, I hope you are all enjoying some vacation and quality time with family and friends. Weather-wise, it certainly has been a hot and lively one here in Washington, DC so far!

As I mentioned in my June Provider Connection article, the May 31st offering of the webinar “In the Mind of the Reviewer: What CES Looks for in a Course Submission” had a great turnout, and we received quality feedback from the attendees. Again, for those of you who may have missed the opportunity but would still like to watch it, you can visit this link: http://krm.wmod.llnwd.net/a5718/o43/u/aiagen00350571/19085/aiagen-19085-05-31-12-stream.wmv.

We received many constructive comments in the evaluations, and there’s one in particular that I feel would be worth sharing with all Providers: the question of whether AIA CES will offer more advanced training in course content for Providers at some point. This is a good question. I get the sense that some of you may want to hone in even more closely on a single topic that is already among the many covered in the current one-hour webinar.

In the interest of giving you information that is as relevant as possible to the work you do as a Provider, I want to get a basic sense of what you would like to see the most. Before doing an actual survey, I would like to offer some ideas for you to ponder and then tell me what you think. The following are some possible full-course topics that could be covered in even greater detail:

    • HSW and SD credit designations

    • How to write good learning objectives

    • Course description as it relates to learning objectives

    • Live question and answer session (limited to the subject area of course content) for the entire hour or most of the hour.

So, if you are a Provider who is looking for more advanced instruction, and would like to tell me which of these topic areas are most important to you—or if you have other ideas pertaining to possible future content webinars—please let me know by sending an email message to michaeltamara@aia.org. I would love to know your thoughts.

 

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