Education in the COVID-19 Era Fireside Chat

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Education in the COVID-19 Era Fireside Chat
Dr. Jeffrey Wiseman, Dr. Susanne Lajoie and Dr. Emmanuel Blanchard

April 15, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern Time

Learning Objectives

  • Recall 3 of the 4 general perspectives that must be considered when teaching during the COVID era.
  • Explain how combinations of these 4 perspectives lead to educational approaches that are more likely to be successful.
  • Recognize how educational approaches developed during the COVID era may change education in the post-COVID era.


The live session Education in the COVID-19 Era Fireside Chat is an educational activity approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of Continuing Professional Development options as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As an accredited provider, CSIM has approved this program for 1 credit hour.

About Dr. Jeffrey Wiseman

Dr. Timothy Evans

JEFFREY WISEMAN, MD, MEd, FRCPC, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill University Faculty of Health Sciences Education, a specialist in General Internal Medicine and a medical educational scholar. He is a Faculty Member of the McGill Institute of Health Sciences Education and an Associate of the McGill Faculty of Education ATLAS (Advanced Technologies for Learning in Authentic Settings) Laboratory. He has served in the past as Chief Examiner for the Royal College of Canada oral certification examination in internal medicine, Chair of the McGill Undergraduate Internal Medicine Education Committee and Medical Director of a McGill University Health Centre Clinical Teaching Unit. A nationally and internationally recognized clinical educator, he is currently active in Faculty Development locally at McGill and internationally with the Royal College of Canada. He is a member of the LEADS (Learning Environments Across Disciplines) international research group whose general research focus is the role of emotions in education and reasoning in technology-rich environments. His current professional interests are serious games, emotions in education, in-situ simulation science, conflict resolution, teamwork and mentorship.

About Dr. Susanne Lajoie

Dr. Timothy Evans

​Professor Lajoie is a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Technologies for Learning in Authentic Settings in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and a member of the Institute for Health Sciences Education at McGill University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Psychological Association as well as the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She received the ACFAS Thérèse Gouin-Décarie Prize for Social Sciences along with the AERA-TICL Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award. Dr. Lajoie directs the Learning Environments Across Disciplines partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counsel in Canada. Dr. Lajoie explores how theories of learning and affect can be used to guide the design of advanced technology rich learning environments to promote learning in medicine.

About Dr. Emmanuel Blanchard

Dr. Timothy Evans

A former scholar with an interdisciplinary profile, Dr Blanchard holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Montreal and spent two years at McGill University as a postdoctoral fellow in educational and cognitive psychology. With recognized expertise in artificial intelligence in education and advanced learning technologies, his research interests include, but are not limited to, human factors (motivation, cognition, affect, culture) and technology, the development of operational knowledge transfer systems for various fields (healthcare, museology, etc.), ontology engineering, adaptive and distributed applications, and simulation-based learning. Emmanuel has held academic positions in various countries (Japan, Denmark), the latest one as an assistant professor in media technology in Denmark.

Currently the co-founder and Chief Scientist of IDÛ Interactive, a Montreal-based startup that designs stimulating and effective knowledge transfer solutions, Dr. Blanchard remains active in the academic field by frequently reviewing articles for top-tier journals and conferences related to advanced learning technologies, and supported by scientific organizations such as IEEE, ACM, and APA.