|OID/WAC launches Teaching with Technology Series|
This year half of the On Teaching Lunch seminars (sponsored by the Office of Instructional Development and Writing Across the Curriculum) will focus on Teaching with Technology. We are pleased to now offer lunch at the seminars to those who register. We will be drawing on UND faculty members who have taken part in the OID and CILT sponsored Teaching with Technology (TwT) Workshops over the last two summers to bring some of their work to the rest of campus.
The series launches with Dave Yearwood (associate professor and chair of technology) discussing “Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges of Using Classroom Technologies: What is Lost and What is Gained" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
This first discussion sets the philosophical framework for the series, asking us to considering the impact of technology on our students’ learning. Clearly technology use in the classroom provides significant advantages in academe across a broad spectrum of activities. However, by the same token, users of any technology should also understand that there is an implicit responsibility that they will utilize all technologies selectively, purposefully, and appropriately. Teachers must consider the challenges of all selected tools in an attempt to determine what is both gained and lost when a given technology is adopted and utilized in one’s practice. Dr. Yearwood will share with his perspective on technology and pedagogy, and guide our consideration of some key questions: What do we wish to accomplish in our work with students? Can technology help students accomplish learning goals in a noticeably better way? Which technologies best fit both our goals and how we teach? What criteria best evaluate classroom technologies? And how do we measure the value added benefit or loss of a given technology? We hope you will come, enjoy lunch and join us for a thoughtful discussion.
To register and reserve your lunch call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, Sept. 29.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233