Incorporating Technology into Teaching

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<ul><li> 1. Michaella Hammond, MFAAssistant Director for InstructionalDesign @ The Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence Saint Louis University</li></ul> <p> 2. Identify learning technology trendsDiscuss how educational technology can improve learners experiences and possibly learning outcomes 3. Education will be more about how toprocess and use information and less aboutimparting it. This is a consequence of boththe proliferation of knowledge and howmuch of it any student can truly absorb and changes in technology.Lawrence H. Summers, former president of Harvard, speech from The NewYork Times Schools for Tomorrow conference 4. When you thinkabout technologyandeducation, whatopinions, concepts, images, debates,words, orthoughts come tomind? 5. {Students born between 1981 and 2001 tend to}Multitask &amp; enjoy collaborative learningOften depend on others for directionBe at ease with new technologiesMay need support using technologyfor academic and professionalpurposes Benefit from additional practice with critical thinking and independent decision-making skills(Lynch qtd. in The Economist, 2008, p. 11)(RIT Online Learning: Adult Learners, 2012) 6. {Students born before 1981 tend to} Be self-directed and active learners Question theories and ideas Seek relevant, problem-based learning experiences May need support using technology for academic and professional purposes Bring real-world experiences that contextualize world view (RIT Online Learning: Adult Learners, 2012)Photo source: l_hilts photostream on Flickr 7. Learning technology is the broadrange ofcommunication, information andrelated technologies that can beused to support learning, teachingand assessment . . . you do not haveto be called or to call yourself alearning technologist to be one!(UKs Association for LearningTechnology) 8. So, our purpose is not todemonstrate how to usethese technologies, butrather to demonstrate howlearners can use thesetechnologies. The processmay be more difficult, butthe meaning that you andyour students derive from itwill be deeper. We believethis approach is worth theeffort (Howland, Jonassen&amp; Marra, 2011, para. 2). 9. Peer-based and scholar-basedcommunication via social media(e.g., Stanfords Encyclopedia ofPhilosophy) Mobile learning, or m-learning(e.g., BYOT, flipped classroommodel) Incorporating play more widelyinto higher education (James PaulGees: preparation for futurelearning) 10. Social Media Explained a la @ThreeShipsMedia 11. A Low-Threshold Application (LTA) isa teaching/learning application ofinformation technology that isreliable, accessible, easy tolearn, non-intimidating and(incrementally) inexpensive (TLTGroup Resources Collection, 2009). 12. Tracking changes in Microsoft Word documents Collaborative writing projects in Google Docs, blogs, wikis, etc. Using Instant Messenger and web conferencing programs for remote office hours orstudy sessions Adding audio narration to presentation slides Using social bookmarking sites to help students learn how to evaluate and curateresearch Using digitized recordings or videos to respond to student and peer work(e.g., Jing, iMovie, Audacity, etc.) Twitter backchannel in the classroom as a means of informal, formative assessment(checks for understanding) Discipline-specific apps that transcend platforms BYOT Bring your own technology into the classroom 13. What Low-ThresholdApplications ofeducationaltechnology haveyou or learnersyou know beeninfluenced by? 14. Systemic orinstitutionalapplications ofmeaningful learningtechnologies thatrequire substantialreorganization andrethinking of facultyroles (Chickering &amp;Ehrmann, 1996). 15. Course, curriculum, and classroomredesign Flipped classrooms (leveragingTegrity, SLUGlobal, screencasting, podcasting, etc.; e.g., KhanAcademy) Universal Design and UniversalInstructional Design Institutionalized problem-basedlearning, service learning, and/orsimulations for degree-grantingprograms or schools Electronic portfolios transferableand visible from a learnersacademic life to professional career The possibilities areendless, too, but there arechallenges with implementingpurposeful, systemic learningtechnology in the classroom. 16. Source: The Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Education on ItsHead, http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/ 17. What High-threshold Applications ofeducational technology have you orlearners you know been influencedby? 18. Educational technology works bestwhen explicitly connected tolearning outcomes Today and tomorrows classroomsare shifting towards more learner-centered, guide-on-the-sideenvironments Learning technologies have thecapacity to improve learner accessin terms of accessibility, geographiclocation, socioeconomicstatus, and modes of engagement 19. If you would like toread more aboutsome of the ideasand technologiesmentioned intodayspresentation, pleasevisit:http://bit.ly/myers _edh670 20. Michaella (Kella) HammondEmail: mhammon8@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-1910Twitter: @Reinert_CTETwitter: @kellahammondWebsite: http://cte.slu.edu/</p>

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