Imagining Teaching and Learning on Hawk Hill in 2020

The Academic Technology Leadership Committee (ATLC) hosted an open forum on Friday, June 8 entitled Imagining Teaching and Learning on Hawk Hill in 2020. The forum represented a starting point for an ongoing conversation about the future of technology and its impact on teaching and learning at SJU.   It was well attended, with 118 people registered for the event including 57 faculty and 17 academic administrators.

The Keynote Presentation:  Disruptive Innovation for a New Generation of Learners, was delivered by Dr. James Mazoue, Wayne State University.  Dr. Mazoue is Director of the Office of Online Programs at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, managing online faculty development and learning technology services and support, strategic planning for the University ‘s online certificate and degree programs, online course and program development, and the implementation of policies for the application and evaluation of effective teaching and learning practices. (http://www.educause.edu/members/james-g-mazoue) .  This presentation was followed by break-out sessions in the morning and afternoon:

Morning Sessions
Horizon Thinking: Trends in Higher Education
Horizon Thinking: Trends in Teaching and Learning

Afternoon Sessions
Teaching Innovation
Faculty Development
Online Education
Research & Scholarship
Student Engagement

Click below to listen to the Keynote Address.

The Flipped Classroom

There is a lot of buzz in educational trends about the concept of the “flipped classroom”. The Flipped Classroom is a reversed teaching model that delivers instruction to students through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more 1:1 time with each student. Students have the opportunity to view the lecture material in advance , then ask questions and work through problems in class, with the guidance of their teachers and the support of their peers  – creating a collaborative learning environment.

The TED site offers flipped lessons to use/customize, as well as  a template for designing your own.  Each lesson contains a video, quick quiz, a ‘think’ section- requiring more in-depth thought, and a ‘dig deeper’ section – resources for discovering more about the topic.

Below is a sample of a Flipped lesson from the TED site on The Real Origin of the Franchise



Student Response System

Looking for a way to engage your students with instant feedback?  Try an online Student Response System.  One to consider is iVoted.  The instructor enters  the questions through the online portal . Students can respond via text message, twitter, email or web.  Results appear graphically and are instantaneous.  The free version allows 25 users to be polled at a time. For more information, see:  http://www.ivoted.com/view/education .