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Current Issues and News about Educational Technology

This page features a number of news feeds with up to date articles and news about contemporary issues in educational technology.

If you know of a source that you think should be added to this page, please email: Shel Sax (sax@middlebury.edu).

 

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Using Technology in Education - A Parody

This parody of 'The Office" highlights some of the challenges of teaching with technology. From The Chronicle of Higher Education Feb. 10, 2010, it was produced by students at the University of Denver.

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Analyzing Data with ArcGIS & Stata

Analyzing Data with ArcGIS and Stata

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Facebook in Large Lecture Courses

Facebook in Large Classes

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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Daily News Roundup, April 22, 2014

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Daily News Roundup, April 21, 2014

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Daily News Roundup, April 16, 2014

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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (3)

Daily News Roundup, April 22, 2014

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:58pm

Daily News Roundup, April 21, 2014

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:48pm

Daily News Roundup, April 16, 2014

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:45pm
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Group Work

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Increasingly, students are asked to undertake assignments and projects in small groups. Research tends to indicate that students working in small groups have better learning outcomes both in quantity of information learned and retention.

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Mental Models

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Leading Discussion

Complementing lecturing is class discussion. One of the most attractive aspects of a residential liberal arts education is the opportunity to engage with classmates and faculty in small groups for challenging, stimulating and rewarding discussion.

Lecturing

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Lecturing is the most  common and ubiquitous teaching strategy. While most instructors do not spend an entire class lecturing, it is an important component of many classes and is important to be done effectively.

Teaching Strategies and Complementary Tools

Every instructor has her/his own way of teaching. Often there is no single strategy rather a blend of different ones. Depending on the strategies that you use when teaching, certain technologies are worth considering. The sub-pages of this section describe a variety of teaching strategies and provide information on each.

The LIS Curricular Technology Team has been hard at work developing expanded information about many technological options.  Each teaching strategy page links to relevant information about specific technologies.

South China Sea

South China Sea

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