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TLC Workshop: Demystifying Ed Tech

[please note: this workshop has been postponed until Wednesday, March 22nd, 1-3pm in room 5417]

Too often, conversations about educational technology are rife with black and white thinking. On the one hand, some assume that the introduction of technology into pedagogy will destroy the relationship between student and teacher, resulting in distracted students with no ability to focus. On the other hand, some think that with the introduction of a digital platform their teaching will be revolutionized, transformed, or create some other unseen positive result.

As the first installment of a three-part series of workshops, this event will attempt to dispel absolutist notions about educational technology and offer some practical advice for how to decide what kind of digital tools you might introduce into your classroom. We’ll discuss basic criteria to consider when evaluating and selecting tools, and share best practices for how to get started with digital pedagogy.

Join the TLC Staff on Wednesday 3/22 from 1-3 pm in Room 5417 for this workshop, which is designed primarily for teachers just beginning to utilize digital tools in their courses. It will, however, also be useful for those with more experience who are interested in exploring how to evaluate and integrate new tools into their courses.

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This workshop is the second in a three-part series on educational technology, and will be preceded on March 20th at 6:30 by a joint workshop between the TLC with the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program on Approaches to Hybrid and Online Instruction (Luke Waltzer and Robert Robinson). The series will conclude on March 29th at 1pm with a TLC workshop on Social Reading and Social Writing (Anke Geertsma).