Connecting Beyond the Classroom
Jason Woollard uses SMARTboards and PollEverywhere to make PBL sessions more interactive and “assess students’ understanding of course concepts.” His biggest highlight is that Google Drive allows students to instantly send and receive information to one another in one convenient location.
Wonjin Sim uses Panopto videos to interact with students to make learning more interactive and fun.
Increasing Student Engagement
Emily Eckel‘s Occupational Therapy students use several instructional technologies, such as Mahara and WIKIs, to create student groups and professional posters.
Joe MacNeil uses a variety of instructional technologies such as PollEverywhere, AirServer, and CreateDebate with mixed results from his chemistry students. While there were some initial set-up difficulties, he ultimately found that most of these technologies were helpful in the classroom.
Joseph Schreiber uses Panopto to showcase the technologies used in the classroom, such as Evernote, FrontPage, and PollEverywhere.
Pat Downey uses SMARTboards, PollEverywhere, Panopto, and various other instructional technologies to assist with her Physical Therapy courses. She also details the benefit of Chatham University’s IT staff for her ability to learn the new technology.
Tracy Bartel uses simSchool, VoiceThread, and other instructional technologies to help with her courses and generally had great success with all of them.
Vadas Gintautas used Google Moderator, and although he would try the program again, he did not get the results he hoped to receive.
Debra M. Wolf outlines her goals for guiding faculty and nursing students in instructional technologies. She looks specifically at Voicethread and Screencast-O-Matic and finds them to be an important learning tool in the classroom.
Ingrid Provident uses Panopto to give feedback and interact with students more directly. Students feel that the technology is helpful and necessary in the classroom.
Sherie Edenborn found that using iClicker and Moodle to host online quizzes did require more work than paper ones did, but that students were happier with online quizzes than paper ones. Overall, the positive attributes outweigh the negative.