Teaching with Technology

How can technology help you to:

  • save time
  • improve student learning
  • make exploration of your teaching meaningful and enjoyable?

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Trexler Library are pleased to announce Teaching with Technology, a morning workshop for faculty and staff on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from 8:30am - 12:15pm in Seegers Union 111/112 and in Shankweiler 234s. Breakfast will be provided.

Technology itself does not make for good teaching: as with any other pedagogical tool, technology should be used as a way of helping students to learn. Our goal in this morning workshop is to facilitate conversations about how and why to use technology. Sessions will share with participants effective ways to use technologies such as wikis, blogs, PowerPoint presentations, SMART boards, clickers, social networking applications like Ning, interactive features of Blackboard and Moodle, and more. All of the presentations are designed to be accessible to beginners, as well as more proficient users: this will be a “tech lite” workshop.

Sessions will include: Course Design with Technology in Mind: Enhancing Learning and Experimentation; Communicating Creatively; Engaging Students Visually; Engineering Collaboration; and Facilitating Dynamic Discussions.

At the end of the workshop, you will leave with an overview of how technology can enhance your teaching and a list of faculty mentors who can help you to explore particular technologies in more depth.

RSVP to Jen Jarson at jarson@muhlenberg.edu by Thursday, August 20.