One of our faculty users, Michael Lafreniere, recently gave a presentation at NADE on effective teaching and learning strategies. He was generous enough to let us share the main points of his presentation with you! Read on to hear what Michael had to say about effective teaching and learning strategies.
We asked instructors what technology tool, app, or software they use to enhance their classrooms and help students learn material. We received some great answers and wanted to share some of these technology tools with you.
As a professor of Mathematics at SUNY Oswego, I created my own tutorial videos using Camtasia to help students learn the concepts by working through examples. Students found the videos very effective and, although I have not carried out any formal experiments to prove efficacy, I am convinced that the videos were helpful. I feel strongly that students need support to develop better learning strategies. Towards this end, I assigned articles and videos on effective learning strategies and required short reaction papers from my students. Some of the videos were embedded directly in an assignment.
Learn about Collaborative Learning in this inspiring article published by Campus Technology that highlights one of our innovative WebAssign users and Faculty Advisory Board member, Michael Lafreniere. For more inspiring instuctor stories, read some of the Instructor Spotlights on this blog.
It's a brand new year, full of opportunities to shake up old traditions and give new technology tools a try.
Many educators recognize that the classic lecture format may no longer be enough to engage their students, much less enable them to learn or retain knowledge. But how do you strike the right balance between entertainer and educator? Fortunately, with a few technology tools, you can keep your students engaged without having to channel your inner Jimmy Fallon.