Faculty at higher ed institutions are responsible for preparing the next generation for careers, life and citizenship in a world where digital texts, tools and technologies are transforming society. As college and university administrators seek greater efficiencies through online learning and the use of digital media in the classroom, how are faculty in community colleges, public or private colleges, and large universities responding? What motivates faculty to want to revise or change instructional strategies to make greater use of digital media tools? How do faculty learn how to increase their "digital teaching IQ"?
DATE: April 11, 2017
TIME: 6 - 8 p.m.
LOCATION: LearnLaunch, 281 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02210
During this session, participants will:
- Explore the challenges and opportunities that exist for faculty looking to meet the needs of their students and administration in a digital world
- Examine the strategies that faculty employ to integrate edtech into their classes and support the needs of students
- Discuss emerging pedagogical strategies in higher education that help to meet students' changing needs
- Outline the ways that faculty and edtech entrepreneurs can support each other.
Michael Harris, Faculty, Computer Information Technology Department at Bunker Hill Community College
Renee Hobbs, Professor of Communication Studies, Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island & Founder, Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab
Suha Ballout, PhD, RN, Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences University of Massachusetts Boston