Digital Learning (B-CLR)

About B-CLR

The Digital Learning group housed in OMERAD represents a CHM initiative to provide a central location for CHM faculty to obtain free information and consultation on designing, developing and implementing instructional course materials that combine both face-to-face and online teaching and learning.

The group works closely with an advisory steering committee with members from Block I, II and III. The committee provides guidance in the formulation of priorities, policies, resources allocation, planning and evaluation of projects that have the potential to innovate and enhance the CHM curriculum.

The group is made up of professionals with experience in instructional design, medical education, and media production. We work closely with the HIT-ET (Health Information Technology-Educational Technology) and other MSU instructional support units to coordinate access to the ed-tech resources needed to successfully complete projects.

What can B-CLR do for you?

The Digital Learning group services are offered to all CHM faculty, online, by phone, or in person at the OMERAD office.

The services that we offer are:

  • Instructional design consultation. Free personal one-on-one consultations on designing, or redesigning curricular materials for your credit bearing courses to be used in the classroom, or at a distance. Guidance on new ways to teach and engage your students by integrating a wide range of instructional technologies (e.g., interactive online lectures, online assessments, interactive exercises, adaptive case studies, and simulations to name a few) effectively into your course and supporting materials.

  • Collaborative development of grants and scholarly projects. Collaborate with faculty in submissions for curriculum development/evaluation grants for innovative projects and help develop scholarly research strategies for your credit bearing courses and grant supported projects.

  • Faculty development. Support faculty efforts to effectively incorporate technology into university courses through the OMERAD Seminar Series.

  • Resources finding.Help you find and coordinate instructional resources in-house, on-campus, or off-campus to meet your project’s technology and instructional needs.

To find out more information about B-CLR services, or to schedule an appointment for free consultation about your project, please contact:

Geraud Plantegenest, MA
Manager, Blended Curricular Learning Resources (B-CLR)
Office of Medical Education Research and Development
College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
965 Fee Road Room A-214C
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-2037 Ext. 237
Fax: 517-432-1798

Visit the B-CLR Showcase for easy access to a wealth of examples demonstrating how CHM faculty use online and blended learning in their teaching. You'll find great ideas to update your hybrid or online course here.