OFEC Teaching Skills for Ophthalmic Educators Online Series

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Intended Learners
Residents, Ophthalmologists, Allied Ophthalmic Personnel

Available Credit
3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM per module

First Module Opened: 07/01/21
CME Expires: 07/31/2024

Cost: Free

Arun Acharya
Alberto Arntz
Jesús Barrio Barrio
Kathy Cao
Zelia Correa
Susan Culican
Anthony Vipin Das
Clare Davey
Fátima Pedrosa Domellöf
Helena Filipe
Jorge Valdez García
Prashant Garg
Matt Gearinger
Karl Golnik
Catherine Green
Ashok Grover
Jaclyn Haugsdal
Marko Hawlina Rizwana Hussaindeen
Vanitha Jeyaraj
Mila Kostik
Hans Lewis
Mildred Lopez
Heather Mack
João Pedro Marques
Eduardo Mayorga
Ilhem Mili-Boussen
Sashwanthi Mohan
Muhammad Moin
Maria MonteroKaushik Murali
Gabriela Palis
Anamika Patel
Paul Paulson
Jeff Pettey
Lorraine Provencher
Peter Quiros
Jameel Rizwana
Marie Louise Roed Rasmussen
Ian Yeo Yew San
Ana Silva
Meenakshi Swaminathan
Edmund Tsui
Devendra Venkatramani
Eduardo Viteri
Chee Chew Yip

Course Materials:

Recorded lectures

Recorded synchronous webinars

Online exercises



This online series addresses the needs of anyone that is interested in teaching ophthalmologists in training and allied ophthalmic personnel. The series consists of 21 individual modules that cover the foundational principles of instructing adult learners. Topics include adult learning principles, principles and tools for assessment and online learning, teaching critical thinking, and more.

CME Credit Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati, The Ophthalmology Foundation & the PAAO. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 36.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each module associated with this activity is worth 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Modules in This Series

  • Module 1: Applying Adult Learning Principles to Maximize Your Teaching
  • Module 2: Giving Effective Feedback to Enhance Any Teaching Activity
  • Module 3: Assessment Drives Learning: Principles & Tools to Embrace
  • Module 4: Teaching & Assessing in the Clinic
  • Module 5: Teaching & Assessing in the Operating Room
  • Module 6: Tips to Enhance Your Lectures
  • Module 7: Designing an Effective Flipped Classroom
  • Module 8: Fostering Critical Thinking
  • Module 9: Technology Assisted Teaching & Learning
  • Module 10: Professionalism & Communication Skills: Teaching & Assessing
  • Module 11: Creating Effective Continuing Professional Development Programs
  • Module 12: Generational Teaching: Tips to Increase Learning
  • Module 13: Running a Successful Webinar
  • Module 14: How to Teach Using Social Media
  • Module 15: Teaching Ethics
  • Module 16: Teaching Concepts, Facts, Principles, Processes, and Procedures
  • Module 17: Problem Based Learning
  • Module 18: How to Write Manuscripts
  • Module 19: Teaching Asynchronous Online Learning
  • Module 20: Managing Challenging Students
  • Module 21: Using Public Speaking Principles in Teaching


By the end of the series, participants should be able to:

  • Apply adult and generational learning principles to training.
  • Give appropriate feedback to learners.
  • Use appropriate tools and strategies to assess learners.
  • Teach effectively in the clinic, operating room and in the classroom.
  • Help learners develop critical thinking, professionalism and communication skills.
  • Use technology for teaching and learning.
  • Apply flipped classroom strategies.
  • Develop continuing learning programs.

Course Format

This is a self-led series with 21 independent modules. Participants can choose to participate in the entire series, or choose to join the modules that will be most useful to them. Modules are self-paced. Modules consist of a recorded asynchronous presentations with activities and assessment. A synchronous webinar is offered during the first month of a new module. The recording is available for future participants or those not available to join live. Each module will offer a certificate and CME credits after completion of the mandatory activities. The estimated time to complete each module is 3-4 hours.