Recent studies show that “Digital Natives” might not have the proficiency for technology that older generations have long assumed they do, and that we’re overestimating the technical skills of the young adults we teach. To make things worse, the related skill sets that students are being taught in their courses with us are not the kinds of skills that their future employers most value.
Today’s teachers need a thorough understanding of how the available wide variety of technological tools can enhance learning. Knowing about the tools is the first step, but the most successful teachers become adept at creating courses that capitalize on the pedagogical benefits that technology can bring.
Document sharing software is a proven and effective way to facilitate group projects. With capabilities that allow for shared review, editing and other tasks, document sharing improves collaborative learning by making interaction more streamlined, efficient and convenient. It helps accelerate learning and makes group work more meaningful. Learn how to use free programs and setup group projects with this seminar.
Poorly designed PowerPoint presentations distract and detract from your teaching. The proven presentation techniques you’ll learn in this program will help you improve your classroom teaching and enhance student learning.
This presentation will show you how Google Docs can be one of the most effective teaching tools around. With Google Docs, you’ll be able to increase student-to-student and student-to-faculty communication, deepen your students’ connection to course content, and help them start learning the important skill of collaboration.
Delve into how to think strategically about introducing a new technology to your campus and explore proven techniques for dealing with the “technophobes” and change-averse employees in your campus community.