Like most instructors, you probably feel the pull of numerous demands on your time. Undoubtedly, you have activities and efforts to which you’d rather devote more time, as well as tasks that you wish would fill up less of your schedule. In other cases, you may recognize the worth of a given activity, but simply wish you could execute it in a more efficient manner. Often, technology tools and resources can help facilitate some of aspects of your daily responsibilities and thus become more free to interact with your students.

In the video highlighted below, Susie H. VanHuss describes the role that instructional technology has played in enhancing her ability to spend more time mentoring and coaching her students. Review the video, and think of the ways that technology increases your effectiveness as instructor. Then, share your experiences below!