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Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology

Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers

Edited by Robin K. Morgan and Kimberly T. Olivares. Marcia D. Dixson, Andrew D. Gavrin, Michael C. Morrone, Joan Esterline Lafuze, and Anastasia S. Morrone, Contributing Editors. Foreword by Michael A. McRobbie

Publication Year: 2012

How should I use technology in my courses? What impact does technology have on student learning? Is distance learning effective? Should I give online tests and, if so, how can I be sure of the integrity of the students' work? These are some of the questions that instructors raise as technology becomes an integral part of the educational experience. In Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology, award-winning instructors representing a wide range of academic disciplines describe their strategies for employing technology to achieve learning objectives. They include tips on using just-in-time teaching, wikis, clickers, YouTube, blogging, and GIS, to name just a few. An accompanying interactive website enhances the value of this innovative tool.

Published by: Indiana University Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. v-vii

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pp. ix

I am delighted to welcome you to Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology, a publication of Indiana University’s Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). The current volume, like its predecessors, offers an accessible and user-friendly collection of approaches...

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Welcome to Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology

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pp. xi-xii

Twitter, Facebook, smart phones, GPS, Wii, “Angry Birds” … Students entering the university today are comfortable using technology to communicate with their friends, navigate the world, and as a form of entertainment. Faculty, too, have bridged the seeming...

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Introduction: Student Success is Our Mission

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pp. xiii-xvii

Higher education today has been challenged to improve student outcomes and to ensure that our graduates will successfully adapt to an ever-changing workplace. The demand for graduates who possess strengths in both their fields and in their use of technological advancements is increasing. In addition, the accountability...

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1. Promoting Engagement

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pp. 1-33

In the May 13, 2011 issue of Science, Louis Deslauriers and colleagues report the results of an interesting experiment conducted at University of British Columbia (Deslauriers, Schelew, & Wieman, 2011). In the words of the authors...

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2. Providing Access

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pp. 35-61

It was the first day of a two semester class in anatomy and physiology. We had finished the tour around the room, with a quick introduction and description of personal goals. During the break, several students stopped with questions or comments, but one woman waited patiently until all others had left the room and then said...

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3. Enhancing Evaluation

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pp. 63-85

Whatever else the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) may represent, the discipline clearly embraces an uncompromising ethic of quality control and accountability in the teaching-learning dynamic. Simply put, those who are passionate about being good teachers recognize the necessity of placing their teaching...

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4. Becoming More Efficient

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pp. 87-110

One of the most lauded aspects of using technology is more efficient use of resources. Administrators, faculty and students seem to believe that technology can make better use of student time, better use of faculty time, and better use of resources (i.e., classroom space). Why, then, do we frequently hear faculty complain...

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pp. 111-114


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pp. 115-125


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pp. 127-129

E-ISBN-13: 9780253006158
E-ISBN-10: 0253006155
Print-ISBN-13: 9780253006127

Page Count: 148
Illustrations: 22 b&w illus.
Publication Year: 2012