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Technology in the Higher Ed Classroom

Group Presentation EL 752 Allyson Fasnacht, Camille Williams, Tara Dawn

Tara Connolly

on 28 June 2011

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Transcript of Technology in the Higher Ed Classroom

Technology in Education:
Keeping Students Engaged

A timeline of tools...
Training tool in WWII by the US Army
1980s-1990s popular classroom tool
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
First personal computer
Longest running platform: 1975-1983
PC led to a variety of educational
games including:
The Oregon Trail
Word Munchers
Reader Rabbit
Sim City
Work towards internet begins in 1950s
First email program 1972 through DARPA
Ethernet developed in 1976
"World Wide Web" launched in 1992
WiFi technology 1999
1953 - University of Houston offers first televised distance class
1968 University of Alberta Medical School offers first "online" class
1977 TVOntario creates "elelctronic classrooms" from California to Ontario
1997 - Blackboard Learning Systems
Handheld devices such as iPods, Zunes, iPhones, Blackberries are finding their way into classrooms.
Blackboard Learning
Digital flashcards
Classroom/Student Response Systems:
Provide students ability to participate anonymously
Integrate a game-like approach for student engagement
Smart (Promethean) Boards
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