Tag Archives: Technology

SMU Professor Publishes on Teaching with Technology

Last year, CTE launched its first Faculty Learning Communities, including one whose members spent 2012-13 investigating effective ways to use technology in and out of the classroom.  Professor Paul Krueger, from Lyle’s department of mechanical engineering, was one of the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just the Students Who Multitask

I started reading the Chronicle piece entitled “You’re Distracted.  This Professor Can Help” feeling very smug and superior.  Those foolish students — why do they not realize that their constant response to electronic devices is counterproductive (and it is).  Checking … Continue reading

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Do I need to make classroom attendance more important?

In a previous blog posting, I outlined my use of a tablet PC in the classroom. One of the ways I use the tablet is to screencast my lecture, recording both the visual output (my notes and PowerPoint) and my … Continue reading

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An Example of Teaching with Technology

I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the new Teaching with Technology Faculty Learning Community (FLC).  The nine members of the group bring different perspectives to the application of technology in teaching.  Even from reading the various entries in … Continue reading

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Helpful or Just Creepy?

My students have reading assignments for every class, and the quality of class discussion depends very much on whether they have read (and even thought about) those pages.  Sometimes, especially at this busy time of year, I suspect that not … Continue reading

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CPR for Student Writing

Two tough teaching challenges often join forces: getting students to think critically and to write clearly. A teaching strategy that can help with both is student peer review, but it can too easily degenerate into mindless friendly A’s. Enter technology. … Continue reading

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Faculty Learning Communities Off to a Great Start

This year SMU introduced a new kind of support for teaching excellence, the Faculty Learning Community.  These small interdisciplinary groups focus on a topic, study it together, and use their findings to enhance their own  classes.  In addition, the group … Continue reading

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Teaching With Blogs

When we assign our students to write things we usually think of traditional papers, but technology has provided us with opportunities for new media and new audiences.  Students can learn not only how to write better but also lessons about … Continue reading

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Flipping the Classroom

In some ways, it’s one of the oldest methods in teaching:  introduce new material through out-of-class assignments, then use class time to apply, analyze, dig deeper.  In other ways, new technologies like podcasts, video lectures, and automated quizzes open up … Continue reading

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