Using Technology to Teach

Meg Gorzycki, Ed.D.

Introduction

Digital communication, storage and retrieval, and information management have revolutionized teaching and learning, yet, the fundamental questions about teaching and learning that existed prior to the digital revolution remain; these include:

  1. Who are the students and what are their developmental needs?
  2. What is the essential knowledge and what are the essential skills that must be addressed in the course that will prepare students for subsequent studies or work in the field?
  3. Which teaching and learning strategies and techniques will create conditions in which students are most likely to succeed?
  4. This sections will address the challenges instructors face as they make decisions about the appropriate use of technology, and offer suggestions about how to approach accessibility (Wilhelm, 2000) and academic integrity (Beetham & Sharp, 2013) when using digital formats for teaching, learning, and research.

Listen to Dr. Kurt Daw's story of using technology to teach.

Beetham, H., & Sharpe, R. (Eds.). (2013). Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Designing for 21st Century Learning. Routledge.

Wilhelm, A. G. (2000). Democracy in the digital age: Challenges to political life in cyberspace. Routledge.