• Teaching & Technology Workshop Series

Assistive Technology 101
Tuesday, January 31, 1– 2:30pm

Have you ever wondered how a blind student can “see” her textbook? How does a student with ADHD organize his thoughts using a computer program? Which technology allows a student with a learning disability to actively participate in your class? And most importantly, can these technologies be used to enhance the learning experience of other students? The answer is yes! Come to this workshop to learn how.

Kirsten Behling, Director, Disability Services
Andrew Cioffi, Assistant Director, Disability Services



Wikis in the Classroom
Wednesday, February 8, 1– 2:30pm

Learn how wikis can create synthesized learning environments, allowing content to extend beyond the traditional classroom’s four walls. Wikis create a collaborative, learner-centered space that enhances traditional course content management. Effective wikis are not supplemental tools in the classroom—they are the classroom. Past course experiences with wikis will be shared with participants.

Mish McIntyre, Program Coordinator, New England School of Art & Design

 

Say Yes! to Social Media: Innovative Approaches to Student Engagement and Peer-Centered Learning
Thursday, February 23, 1– 2:30pm

Discuss the pros and cons of using social media tools in the classroom—especially as they pertain to first-year students and collaborative learning models. We will use a recent Seminar for Freshmen course on social media as our case study. This course featured extensive application and implementation of social media tools as students explored the significance of these technologies on facets of contemporary life, including their own transition to university life.

Nina Huntemann, Director, Seminar for Freshmen and Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism