Whether you teach history or human physiology, accounting or architecture, there’s a way for you to bring the latest technologies into your classroom in an engaging and entertaining way.
In this presentation from Cengage Learning’s 18th Annual Course Technology Conference, Mark Frydenberg and Corinne Hoisington demonstrate how you can use a variety of technologies and applications to get your students involved in and excited about the topics you’re covering in class that day. You’ll see a variety of low- and no-cost tools that allow you to share and collaborate over online content, build dynamic timelines, create interactive images, “publish” your own online newspaper, and more.
Have you tried any of these tools and technologies in your course? What are you inspired to bring into your classroom? Share your ideas and inspirations in the comments section below, or submit them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, near Boston, Massachusetts. A technology educator and classroom innovator, Mark pioneered an introductory Information Technology course illustrating IT concepts through the lens of Web 2.0 applications and recently introduced a new multidisciplinary Web 2.0 course that brings together students in both business and liberal arts disciplines to explore the strategic and societal influences of Web 2.0 technologies. He is the author of Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications, published by Cengage Learning. His research centers on Web 2.0 literacy and engaging students with new technology. Mark has spoken about teaching and learning with new technologies at conferences and events throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Corinne Hoisington, PhD, is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne travels over 200,000 miles a year speaking to college & university professors and K-12 venues (in over 60 cities this past year), and is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming. Corinne presently has authored over a dozen books with Cengage Learning and is an expert on today’s hottest technologies. Read Corinne Hoisington’s additional tips for teaching with technology in the Cengage Learning Blog article Technology 2013: Everything Just Changed.