Different Technology for Different Needs
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How do I begin to choose which type of technology is right for my course?
Ask these simple questions.
- What are the important ideas that are difficult for students to grasp?
- At the end of a lesson, what should students be able to do with the ideas?
- What activity or combination of activities would best enable students to learn?
- What time allocation can be made for these activities?
- How can I find out if students are able to do the necessary tasks?
- What are reasonable and appropriate ways to evaluate how well students have learned?
- What changes can I make which will help me teach this better next time?
Which to Use?
- Audio: studio, editing, mini-lectures, audio classroom
- Drills: memorization, self-guided quiz, review materials
- Graphics: 3D, animation, graphical representations
- Captivate/Camtasia: animated demonstration, explore software
- Video: scenarios, interviews, case studies
- Multimedia: web-based tutorials, embedded audio and video
- Teleconferencing: video or web, communication without being in the same location!
- PowerPoint: outline, visual learning
Creating a Course Enhancement
If you want to consult about a course enhancement, run it by your Chair. He or She may refer you to the Center for Teaching and Learning. If you need CTL to offer create a media enhancement for you complete the Project Request Form to proceed.