If you were to guess what students believe leads to disengagement and distraction in the classroom, what would you say? Texting? Surfing the web? Games? Or that old standby, “boredom”?
When it comes to distraction in the classroom, many instructors and students place the blame on smartphones and other tech tools as the main culprit. (In fact, according to a recent survey by Cengage Learning, 77% of students believe that their fellow classmates abuse technology in the classroom in some way.)
But what if, instead, you used technology as an effective means of engaging students and drawing them into the topics you’re covering in class?
Read Cengage Learning’s latest white paper, Transitioning to a More Digitally Focused Course Experience, for the top reasons students become disengaged in classes. You’ll also find suggestions for using that same technology as a means of increasing student engagement.
How do you use technology to spark student engagement? Share your ideas in the comments.