CFR: Teaching with Technology

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Note: Because of some of the technical difficulties the site has had, some dates have changed.

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective is looking for responses to the survey question: What does the use of digital teaching tools look like in the classroom?

Several educational institutions (NCTE for example) have addressed teaching with technology, including both the necessity for it and the need for using technology within sound pedagogy. Teaching with digital tools is growing and offering online sections is becoming the norm. With this survey, we hope to bring together teachers and scholars who utilize technology in their own classrooms to talk about not only tools that scholars can apply, but also some of their findings in their own classrooms. This project will run from May 20 to June 21.

Responses may include but are not limited to:

·       Digital tools used in the classroom

·       Digital tools for grading/class organization

·       How digital tools shape the classroom

·       Creating multimodal assignments

·       Using digital tools from a student’s perspective

·       Unexpected/unforeseen outcomes of using digital tools

Responses are 400-600 words and typically focus on introducing an idea for conversation.  Proposals may be brief (a few sentences) and should state your topic and approach. Groups may also submit a cluster of responses. Submit proposals to by May 10 to be considered for inclusion into this project.

In case you are unfamiliar with MediaCommons, we are an experimental project created in 2006 by Drs. Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Avi Santo, seeking to envision how a born-digital scholarly press might re-conceptualize both the processes and end-products of scholarship. MediaCommons was initially developed in collaboration with the Institute for the Future of the Book through a grant from the MacArthur Foundation and is currently supported by New York University’s Digital Library Technology Services through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Image on front page by jisc_infonet and available on Flickr.