A recent post on Chronicle of Higher Education by Casting Out Nines blogger Robert Talbert addressed the need for some common definitions of flipped classrooms and flipped learning. We have spoken about flipping the classroom here before, and since this initial post more and more WPI faculty have been experimenting with these models. Many lessons…Continue Reading But what WORKS? Vocabulary and Debate in Education
That’s What We Are Here For!
Yesterday I had one of what we call our “great meetings”. I met with two faculty (don’t worry, they shall not be named here) who identified some of their teaching challenges. We spent our time discussing the following topics: 1. Grading multiple choice exams. How can we cut down on grading time while also gathering…Continue Reading That’s What We Are Here For!
The more things change…use of media in the classroom.
This term I am taking a course that covers the history of educational technology. You may hear more from me on the topic! One of the themes that keeps striking me repeatedly is the pattern we have suffered in this field. The challenges I face in my role today, such as a lack of a…Continue Reading The more things change…use of media in the classroom.
Pen Technology in Education
The use of pen-based technology at WPI breaks into three categories, as far as I can tell. I am open to argument about this, though! 1. Our amazing Interactive Media and Game Development courses. I wish I knew more about what you do, but everything I see is beautiful! 2. Writing in Class The process of…Continue Reading Pen Technology in Education
Teaching Naked: a Review
Disclaimer: If you found this blog post by Googling, you may or may not be in the right place since the title of this blog post, and the book being reviewed, may seem somewhat… “controversial”… However, I assure you that the only thing that you might find that is even remotely controversial, but certainly not…Continue Reading Teaching Naked: a Review
Examples of Media in Education: Shaping Curriculum
A few years ago, I worked with a professor to plan an interactive media component to help students with the concepts of a chemistry lab that spanned several weeks and several experiments. The professor found that students were having a hard time figuring out which data to use in what way when they reached the final experiment….Continue Reading Examples of Media in Education: Shaping Curriculum
Coming this fall to WPI…new options for student response!
Many faculty and students on campus have requested that WPI look into the possibility of using a virtual clicker system in the classroom. Virtual “clickers” allow students to use a mobile device (Smartphone, Cellphone, Laptop, Tablet, etc) to respond to questions posed by the instructor. The TTL team has completed a review of products that…Continue Reading Coming this fall to WPI…new options for student response!
Wait, how did you do that again?
Does the opening question sound familiar to you? or Does this sound familiar to you: “… often students tell me that they don’t understand how to do THIS TASK when they read the book or look at their notes, but when I show them, THIS TASK seems easy. At that moment, they can immediately work…Continue Reading Wait, how did you do that again?
Partnering with Instructional Technology – Why? How? When?
Why? Don’t go it alone! At WPI, your Instructional Technology resource is the Technology for Teaching and Learning Group in the ATC. We have a variety of tools and a wealth of experience, and are here to support faculty and students. How? Partnering can be as involved as you would like it to be –…Continue Reading Partnering with Instructional Technology – Why? How? When?