An Introduction to Infectious Diseases (The Great Courses)

What recommendations do you have for other facilitators who are using "An Introduction to Infectious Diseases"? Consider sharing additional resources you found helpful, activities that worked particularly well, and some reflections on who this course is best suited for. For more information, see this course on P2PU’s course page.

This course received a 4 star rating from a facilitator!

Did anything about the learning circle surprise you?
Technical problems arose even for individuals who are technically very knowledgeable

Do you have any stories from the learning circle you want to share with the P2PU community?
I was glad to run this small pilot with a few known individuals before making this available to the larger membership. Lessons were learned.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star(s)?
The subject matter was both topical and somewhat challenging, but the speaker’s delivery was a bit dry.

How likely are you to recommend facilitating a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
I don’t want to do all the work myself.

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This course received a 4 star rating from a facilitator!

When you signed up, we asked what you hoped to achieve by facilitating a learning circle, and you wrote “I want to offer a form of lifelong learning to our membership while we are unable to meet in person to listen to lectures.”. To what extent did you achieve this?
4

Did anything about the learning circle surprise you?
I encountered more technical glitches with Zoom and streaming within screen share than I expected.

Do you have any stories from the learning circle you want to share with the P2PU community?
I was overwhelmed by the expressions of appreciation from participants. They were hungry for this sort of opportunity to interact.

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 29 participant(s) attended the first meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 28 participant(s) attended the second meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

About how many people showed up for the last meeting?
21

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star(s)?
Feedback from participants was positive. I found the presenter a bit stilted.

How likely are you to recommend facilitating a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
This is popular with our membership and I am looking for help to offer more. I also enjoyed the process, aside from technical problems.

course
An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

This course received a 4 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
The complexity of science involved

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in An Introduction to Infectious Diseases ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Check food sources more, verify the need when being prescribed

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
It was interesting and became better over time as people grew more comfortable

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
It was informative and fun to “ be” with people I don’t necessarily know

This course received a 4 star rating from a participant!

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in An Introduction to Infectious Diseases ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
use less drugs

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
felt I learned more about how infections spread

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

Why?
I like learning and sometimes share interesting things with friends

This course received a 5 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
This topic is a complicated business requiring real experts.

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in An Introduction to Infectious Diseases ?
4

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Respect the use of antibiotics and stay tuned for more awareness.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
The fellow participants were intelligent and willing to share ideas.

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
People were respectful of others.

This course received a 5 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
better understanding of the history of the discovery and usage of antibiotics, of the categories and evolving problems with antibiotic use, the main factors in the over prescribing of antibiotics currently.

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in An Introduction to Infectious Diseases ?
4

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
furthers general interest

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
well factilitated, good information, good discussion

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
good information, interesting presnetation

This course received a 5 star rating from a facilitator!

Did anything about the learning circle surprise you?
I experienced more technical glitches than expected.

Do you have any stories from the learning circle you want to share with the P2PU community?
No

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 29 participant(s) attended the first meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 28 participant(s) attended the second meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

About how many people showed up for the last meeting?
25

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star(s)?
It was topical and interesting.

How likely are you to recommend facilitating a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
They are popular with our members and I would like to share the workload.

course
An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

goal
I want to offer a form of lifelong learning to our membership while we are unable to meet in person to listen to lectures.

This course received a 5 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
treatments fo these illnesses

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in An Introduction to Infectious Diseases ?
4

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
discuss with friends ,family

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
excellent speaker ,visual illustrations ,concise but essential details ,easy to listen to and he kept my attention .

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
interesting subjects ,well-done ,experts in their fields

course
An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

This course received a 5 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
We are always amazed at how complex our bodies are.

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in An Introduction to Infectious Diseases ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Stay aware of infections that are present in our environment.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
The lectures were good and the breakout rooms provided stimulating discussion.

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
They are informative and stimulating in covid time.

course
An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

This course received a 5 star rating from a facilitator!

Did anything about the learning circle surprise you?
No. I have now facilitated enough of these to know what to expect.

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 22 participant(s) attended the first meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 26 participant(s) attended the second meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

About how many people showed up for the last meeting?
27

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star(s)?
It had the right mix of entertainment and education.

How likely are you to recommend facilitating a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
I am committed to collaborative learning.

course
An Introduction to Infectious Diseases