Virginia Commonwealth University


Title: PTT Series: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age - Using technology

Date/Time: 1/8/2014  1 - 4pm

Presenter: Joyce Kincannon, Britt Watwood and Stan Anamuah-Mensah

Registration: 17 seats available (Max. Class Size = 25)
(Class is archived)

Building: Academic Learning Commons   4100

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: Online@VCU

Audience: VCU Faculty and Staff Only

Category: Teaching/Learning

Description: With the digital landscape of learning, the more traditional ways of teaching our courses are being reconceptualized. During this session, we will explore teaching strategies that engage students through the use of digital tools and social networks both in class and between classes. These include polling technologies like clickers to surface student thinking or assess students? prior knowledge. Web collaboration processes such as wikis or blogs can increase collaboration within a class. Online communication tools and social networks can extend the discussion of issues started in class and support the sharing of student writing and media presentations, as well as support the logistics of fieldwork supervision, observations, and group projects happening in the community. Screencasts can be used by faculty or students to develop multimedia enhancements to course content. This session is designed to provide participants with a research-based rationale for creating and using digital media for active learning.

Contact: Goodell, Zachary G