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What Students Say About Emerging Practices and Learning Technology Anthony Potoczniak - Rice University Sarah E. Smith - North Carolina State University.

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1 What Students Say About Emerging Practices and Learning Technology Anthony Potoczniak - Rice University Sarah E. Smith - North Carolina State University Copyright Anthony Potoczniak and Sarah E. Smith, This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

2 Introductions Anthony - Rice University Anthropology Graduate Student Sarah - North Carolina State Univ. Computer Science Graduate Student

3 Ann Jacksons Problem - Student Perspective Power point posted online Double edged sword Interactivity Distraction Spice up a lecture - different learning activities Technologys Learning Curve Senselessness of technology in classroom

4 Ann Jacksons Problem - Student Perspective (2) Courseware Tools Provide immediate feedback Provide online forums for discussion Convenience of 24/7 access Develop class project involving technology and applications Apply theory to every day things

5 Summary Passive Learning versus Active Learning Guinea pig complex Creating a culture of technology

6 General Considerations What is the overall goal of the class? From the instructors perspective, how should the student interact with the course content? What technology can I incorporate in my classroom that will effectively convey the main ideas of my course? How do we motivate students to solve lifes mysteries using technology?

7 5 Steps to Connectivity Communication Collaboration Motivation Integration Creativity

8 Communication Technology should convey information from professors to students (e.g., course information) and students to professors (e.g., assignments) Efficiently Conveniently Reliably

9 Collaboration Technology should encourage discussion and feedback among students, TAs, and professors inside and outside the classroom Q/A Group activities Instant messaging WIKI

10 Motivation Could technology motivate students to work harder, smarter and faster? What are the trade-offs? Default learning vs proactive investigation

11 Integration Technology should be seamlessly incorporated into the lecture format Not-in-your-face technology Practice-what-you-preach technology

12 Creativity Does technology inspire creativity or does it stifle creativity?

13 Final Thoughts


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