Many educators have an uneasy alliance with technology. They may be unsure about its value in accomplishing learning goals or how it can enhance the teaching experience. Because technologies are not necessarily designed with the classroom in mind, educators who want to avail themselves of these tools are often challenged on how to integrate them into the course curriculum.
In How Can I Align Technology with My Pedagogical Goals?, Dr. Dave Yearwood, professor at the University of North Dakota, outlines many of the ways that educators can use selected technology tools to drive student performance and engagement.
This transcript will help you:
- Assess your pedagogical and technological assets and deficiencies
- Use the results of the assessment to state how you could better support student learning through e-pedagogical practices
- Use a multimedia approach that emphasizes audio, visual, and experiential learning
- Adapt—rather than adopt—selected technologies to accomplish learning goals
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