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Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
Expectations of Academic Institutions, Technology, Online / Webinar

Teaching with Technology

Instructors have many choices of technologies (e.g. clickers, online homework platforms, learning management systems, simulations and modeling, asynchronous delivery) to enhance traditional methods of presentation, assessment, and communication in STEM courses, but there can be challenges in adopting new technologies. The primary objective of this course is to understand how each of several technologies supports some aspect of learning. For each technology, the focus will be on a critical, literature based assessment of pros and cons and applicability, rather than mechanics of implementation. The course will have elements of a graduate seminar, in which each student will investigate a technology of interest to him or her, report to the class on it, and, where possible, demonstrate it. A secondary objective is to make students aware of current technologies that may be helpful in different aspects of teaching, although the course will not attempt to catalog them. We expect that the course will provide a foundation for instructors to make intelligent choices about new technologies to adopt as they continue to evolve. Assignments will include reflecting on assigned readings, participating in weekly discussions, and one investigation and presentation of a learning technology.