Tag: Technology in the Classroom

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How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Course

September 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Teaching Tips

“Choosing the right tech tools for your teaching means making strategic choices, weighing costs against payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals — and that is what this guide aims to help you do,” writes Michelle D. Miller, Ph.D., professor of psychological sciences at Northern Arizona University and director and co-creator of its First Year […]

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How to Implement Handheld Technology During Lectures

June 18, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Digital Pedagogies / Improving Teaching and Learning /

Many faculty and staff incorporate handheld technology into lectures, or apps on smartphones and tablets that are meant to draw students into discussion and help them actively engage with the material. However, some teachers overlook key steps in implementing technology in the classroom. A recent Faculty Focus article gives tips for incorporating handheld technology during lectures. The […]

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Implementing Virtual Reality in the Classroom

May 28, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Digital Pedagogies / Integrating Active Learning /

Extended reality is picking up steam as a viable technology to use in the classroom, but faculty and learning experts should make sure that a strong pedagogical foundation is in place before they implement the technology in their courses, according to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The story outlines professors’ experiences […]

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Call for Proposals: Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference

April 5, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference (FTTC) planning committee is accepting proposals for its 2019 conference on September 26 & 27, 2019 at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The committee is seeking presenters who can offer attendees both a vision of the impact and importance of their topic and concrete, practical examples […]

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Leading Lines — A Podcast on Educational Technology

June 18, 2018 | Julia Johnson

Digital Pedagogies /

Interested in learning more about teaching with technology and digital pedagogy during your commute? Check out the Leading Lines podcast from the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. Each episode of the podcast focuses on an interview with an educator who is utilizing technology in their teaching in a unique and interesting way. This is […]

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Interactive Strategies for Student Engagement in Large Courses

April 16, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a recent Faculty Focus article, “Interactive Strategies for Engaging Small and Large Classes Alike,” Dr. Toni Weiss writes about her experience engaging student learners in a large economics course at Tulane University. She explains how she creates opportunities for interaction between herself and her students regardless of class size. Weiss argues that “one of the […]

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The Distracted Classroom

August 1, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Digital Pedagogies /

In a three-part series of columns on The Chronicle of Higher Education, James  M. Lang  (professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College) reflects on the implications of research on modern sources of distraction–most particularly electronic devices. This week, he describes his own efforts to put such devices to […]

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