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Teaching with Technology
Transcript of Teaching with Technology
Jason Rhode, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.niu.edu/facdev | twitter.com/facdev
overview of teaching with technology at NIU for Graduate Teaching Assistants
Technology Selection Factors
...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
communicate with students on course-related issues
basic non-electronic to electronic and online technologies
"Technology is anything that was invented after you were born." - Alan Kay
evolution of the use of technologies in teaching
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
time and support available
Technologies @ NIU
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Prepare course content
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
organize & make content
available to students
local file servers
Content organization, size, navigation, adaptive release
Will students have the technologies to access the content easily?
What might prohibit students from accessing content?
Content organization, filesize, format, navigation, adaptive release...
Face-to-face, blended, and online
what if the delivery technology fails?
engage students in course activities
How will technologies promote interactions and learning?
Design activities that use technologies effectively and offer feedback
& assess learning
Online quizzes are good for self-paced learning and feedback
Provide practice tests and quizzes
Ensure technology works smoothly when students take quizzes
use the arrow button to advance
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