If you’re considering adding technology to your course—or, if someone’s directing you to add it to your course—you’ll quickly see the wide array of edtech tools and resources available to you, from screencasting software, to online collaboration tools, to game-based educational apps, to complete digital homework solutions… and beyond. There’s certainly no lack of options!
But you already have a solid teaching plan, and you fill every teaching hour with instructional content that’s directly relevant to the concepts that students need and want to learn. So won’t it be hard to find the time to fit new educational technology into your college course? And how, exactly, can you fit a new tool into your course?
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Good news: adding technology to your course can be less complicated than you may think! In this episode of the “Who Moved My Chalkboard” podcast series, Rochelle Beatty of Cengage Learning’s TeamUP Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development discusses how easy it is to get started adding technology to the classroom. She shares her creative ways of using technology to support student learning, provide assistance to students who are struggling, and save time grading. She also helps you learn how to identify places in your curriculum where technology can readily be used in place of a current face-to-face component or time-consuming “manual” process (such as grading), in a way that saves you time and energy, while also opening the door to more direct interactions with students.
How do you use edtech to maximize college class time? Share your thoughts on the podcast and your tips for integrating technology into a college course below!
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Today’s students use—and often demand—technology that supports the way they prefer to learn. MindTap was designed to deliver a personal learning experience. The result? More student engagement and better test scores. MindTap offers relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Turn the Light On with MindTap.
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Join TeamUP for an EdTech Tips Webinar!
On May 6 at 1PM Eastern, Cengage Learning’s TeamUP will host a webinar: “Chalk and Talk the Ed Tech Walk: A Panel Discussion.” Topics covered will include: overcoming the challenges of integrating technology into teaching; helping students embrace edtech; deciding which tools to use—and when to use them; finding the right time and right avenues to research edtech tools that are right for you; and more! Register for our edtech tips webinar today!