Teaching with Digital Technologies
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Prof. Bill Ashton, Department of Behavioral Sciences
No technology for just technology's sake.
I have integrated digital technology into all areas of my teaching and courses as a response to specific pedagogical needs. I will describe the three major groups of digital technologies I employ - webpage resources, Blackboard & PsychInfo -- and then discuss the specific needs each one of these technologies meets.
Prof. James Como, Department of Performing and Fine Arts
The promise of podcasting is vast and quite real, but so is its downside. My very elementary experience illustrates both. That same experience, however, has me hopeful: I suspect that podcasting can attract students, increase learning, and save money -- if we apply the technology properly.
Prof. Bill Divale, Department of Social Sciences
A key advantage of online learning over face to face is the increased interaction between instructor-learner and learner-learner. The Interactive Syllabus will be shown as a way for the student to visualize the course at a glance, and I will demonstrate the PowerPoint slide/audio lecture as a means of introducing content and building a sense of community between instructor and learners.
Prof. Linda Grasso, Department of English
I will demonstrate how Blackboard's Discussion Board fosters students' critical reading, writing, and thinking skills, especially in General Education courses. I will discuss approaches, practices, and assignments, focusing specifically on collaborative-learning pedagogy.