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Teaching with Technology

Exploration, innovation, and experimentation are key to the work we do with faculty, and we’re always looking for ways to engage faculty as partners in that exploration, innovation, and experimentation. Below are a few of the technology-driven topics we’re currently exploring:

  • Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning: Ensuring that all students have equal access to digital course content and educational activities.
  • Course Design: Addressing fundamental considerations in course design for face-to-face courses, hybrid courses, and fully online courses.
  • Beyond Blackboard Basics: Exploring the pedagogical aspects of using Blackboard Learn.
  • Digital Distraction: Strategies for managing the use of smart phones, tablets and laptops in the classroom.
  • Flipping the Classroom: Creating a dynamic, interactive learning environment in which students creatively interact with the instructor, with the course content, and with one another.
  • Gadget Garage: Engaging in hands-on exploration of emerging technologies, current hardware and software, and all-around generally cool stuff.
  • Open Educational Resources: Collecting, curating, and exploring teaching and learning materials that can be duplicated, distributed, and used without charge.
  • Universal Design in a Nutshell Series: Our “In a Nutshell” series explores the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning and their incorporation into the design, production, and delivery of teaching materials. Each 2-page document in the series focuses on concrete, specific steps that faculty can take to make teaching materials more accessible by drawing upon the principles of universal design for learning.