Using Technology Effectively

Technology can be a very effective tool both to assist faculty in teaching and to promote student learning and engagement.  By varying the traditional lecture format, technology not only exposes students to different kinds of material in new formats but can lead to deeper engagement in learning.  Technology takes many forms, from PowerPoint presentations to the more recent video streams and clickers.  Outside of class, faculty can engage students through the use of Blackboard discussion groups and online quizzes.  To learn more about instructional resources available at Florida Atlantic University, visit OIT's website.


Pointers and Clickers
Clickers in the Classroom: An Active Learning Approach, EDUCAUSE
Successful Clicker Standardization, EDUCAUSE
7 things you should know about. . .clickers, EDUCAUSE

PowerPoint Presentations
Unleashing the Power of PowerPoints, Oregon

Online Discussions Using Blackboard
Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions, Oregon

Online Assessments Using Blackboard
Using Online Assessment in Face-to-Face Courses, Oregon

Emerging Technologies
7 Things You Should Know About, EDUCAUSE

Blog Basics
Teaching with Blogs
The educated blogger: Using weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom

7 Things You Should Know About. . . Podcasting, EDUCAUSE
The Making of a Podcast (Part I), Illinois
The Making of a Podcast (Part II), Illinois