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Teaching with Technology

Overview of Teaching with Technology at NIU, presented at the Fall Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
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Jason Rhode

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Teaching with Technology
Jason Rhode, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
jrhode@niu.edu | www.niu.edu/facdev | twitter.com/facdev
overview of teaching with technology at NIU for Graduate Teaching Assistants
Types
Purpose
Use
Technology Selection Factors
Problems
...of today's session
quick overview of teaching with technology
discuss effective strategies for integrating technology in teaching
focus is on instructional strategies
not meant to be a hands-on session
check GTA programs schedule for hands-on technology programs
www.niu.edu/facdev/ta
communicate with students on course-related issues
Purpose
Examples
When appropriate?
When ineffective?
email
IM
SMS
phone
social networks
status updates
basic non-electronic to electronic and online technologies
simplifying teaching
promoting learning
impeding learning
frustrating students
"Technology is anything that was invented after you were born." - Alan Kay
evolution of the use of technologies in teaching
Impact
What are some of the common technologies used in teaching?
What are some benefits of properly using technologies in teaching?
What are the possible consequences of improperly using technologies in teaching?
You don't have the time or skills to use the chosen technology effectively
Students don't have the technology skills
Technology isn't helping students' learn and
is consuming their time unnecessarily
Students don't have easy access
Students with disabilities cannot use
technology fails and there is no support or easy alternatives (Plan B)
type of use - development, delivery...
user skill level and comfort
location of use
course-specific needs
pedagogical purpose
time and support available
accessibility considerations
Technologies @ NIU
www.niu.edu/facdev/ta
www.niu.edu/blackboard
www.facdevblog.niu.edu
www.twitter.com/facdev

Links
This presentation available online at
Purpose
Prepare course content
Examples
Word
PowerPoint
image editor
audio/video capture
bookmarks
mind maps
Consider
Development time, effort, skill, technologies, copyrights, etc.
Learning styles and visual design principles in designing content
How the content will be made available to students
Purpose
organize & make content
available to students
Examples
Blackboard
LiveText
local file servers
e-Reserves
podcasts
Consider
Content organization, size, navigation, adaptive release
Will students have the technologies to access the content easily?
What might prohibit students from accessing content?
Purpose
deliver instruction
Examples
overhead projector
Elmo
data projector
virtual classroom
Consider
Content organization, filesize, format, navigation, adaptive release...
Face-to-face, blended, and online
what if the delivery technology fails?
Purpose
engage students in course activities
Examples
clickers
tutorials
Blackboard Collaborate
games
IM
groups
discussion
How will technologies promote interactions and learning?
Design activities that use technologies effectively and offer feedback
Purpose
provide feedback
& assess learning
Examples
clickers
online
quizzes
surveys
electronic
assignments
SafeAssign
Online quizzes are good for self-paced learning and feedback
Provide practice tests and quizzes
Ensure technology works smoothly when students take quizzes
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video recording
PowerPoint
online interactions
chat
discussion
phone
video conferencing
ebooks
remote access
email
mobile devices
video projection
web conferencing
Announcements
audio editor
screencasts
narrated presentations
YouTube
SlideShare
Prezi
www.niu.edu/blackboard
www.niu.edu/blackboard/assess/clickers.shtml
www.niu.edu/blackboard/communicate/collaborate.shtml
www.niu.edu/media/smart_classrooms
m.niu.edu
Suggested
Resources
www.niu.edu/facdev/resources/guide
Search "NIU Faculty Development" in iTunes
Search "Teaching with Blackboard" in iTunes
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