Technology and Teaching
I incorporate technological literacy into all of my face-to-face classroom teaching. One method that I use to achieve this goal involves having the class, as a community of learners, create an online course portfolio. The goal of this semester-long project is to develop a shared, collective learning space. Each class is unique in it’s content and learners and you can see how different courses engage with our community by clicking on the links below.
- First Year Seminar/Council Psychology 125
- Social Problems
- Introduction to Sociology
- Accelerated summer class, Introduction to Sociology
Teaching in a web-supported or hybrid format allows the instructor to provide individualized feedback that would not be possible in a traditional classroom setting. Using a web-based platform allows me to incorporate video, technology, and real world examples into the curriculum in a meaningful manner. Here I provide two examples of how I use technology to support teaching and learning. First, I demonstrate how technology can be used to support graduate students in a quantitative research methods course by providing accessible information that facilitates a greater understanding of complex topics such as logistic regression. Second, a small slice from my hybrid Introduction to Sociology course is provided as an example how technology can augment traditional instruction.