Inspired Teaching

Online Teaching 101:
Practical Tips to Help You Succeed 

Originally Presented
Wednesday, April 15th. 2020.

The transition to online education has provided you with many new considerations. How do you convert in-person interactions into online ones? Which platforms can you use? What can be synchronous or asynchronous? 

Sarrah Lal (MacPFD Leadership & Management Team Lead), Ilana Bayer (Director, Learning Technologies Lab), and Teresa Chan (Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development) presented a webinar to help our faculty consider how they might match their students' needs to the best online platforms. These three present an "online toolkit" that viewers may find very useful when migrating or constructing courses to the digital learning environment.

Find out more by watching the video below. Stay tuned also for additional resources that will augment this digital content.


Sarrah Lal , MBA (@SarrahML) is an assistant professor in the Division of Education & Innovation (DEI) within the Department of Medicine. She is a entrepreneurship and innovation expert and directs various educational efforts within the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare. Currently she is also the lead of the Leadership & Management team in the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD). 

Ilana Bayer (@IlanaBayer) is Director of Learning Technologies as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine. Dr. Bayer has worked in the corporate sector developing educational and performance based training materials.  She has a combined background in health sciences, e-learning, teaching and training. In her role, Dr. Bayer assists faculty with all learning technology needs and, specifically, supports faculty development around the use of electronic modalities to enhance teaching. 

Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).  She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area.