Faculty Learning Community: Agenda and Notes (April 1, 2010)
TOPIC: Technology in Education
“Tapscott on Changing Pedagogy for the Net Generation” and the executive summary of the draft National Educational Technology Plan.
Snacks will be served in Campus Center 200 from 2:30-4pm.
Alice Lesnick and Howard Glasser are looking forward to facilitating an open-ended discussion and are including some initial prompts that might guide our dialogues:
- What role(s) does technology play in your courses? In your research? In your discipline? Where are there disconnects?
- How do you use Blackboard, Moodle, or Serendip in your courses? Ideally, how would you like to use a course management system or would you not like to use one at all?
- What do you want to happen in your classes? How can technology assist?
- What do you think about the focus on blurring the boundaries between in and out of school time/education, and between work, fun, and learning, that is found in the readings?
- Assuming for a moment that we want to do this blurring, what do you find are barriers to it in your teaching, and how do you find or imagine technology helping you and your students overcome these barriers?
- What is our current vision of new and uncharted possibilities that could exist through the utilization of new ed tech ideas and tools?
- What ways can technology be utilized to bridge gaps and inequalities in educational environments? Or at least work against creating larger gaps?
Along with Maggie Powers, a Bryn Mawr senior, Howard and Alice recently attended the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education’s Summit, and developed this memo that they wished to share. As part of this conference, they presented a poster on some of their exploratory work involving technology in teaching, research, communications, and other initiatives and collaborations. The poster took the form of a blog which you are invited to review.