Improving Lectures with Technology
- Classroom Technology Support
The Center for Media and Educational Technologies
(CMET) provides various support for using classroom technologies:
- Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint
PowerPoint as a tool will not, in and of itself, improve student learning. It’s the way that instructors use PowerPoint that can encourage student learning by strategically employing it to engage students in the learning process, incorporating classroom assessment techniques and using methods geared toward reaching multiple learning styles.
- Using Clickers (Personal Response Systems) to Facilitate Active Learning in the Classroom
Clickers allow instructors to assess students’ understanding of the subject matter, receive immediate feedback and reinforcement for what is being learned, get shy and under-prepared students to participate, poll students’ opinions and preferences instantly, observe student misconceptions, and encourage peer instruction.
- Direct Assistance from TEP
a classroom observation
At your request, the Teaching Effectiveness Program can send a staff member to observe your class.
- TEP makes house calls!
The Teaching Effectiveness Program will come to your office and work with you toward adapting existing technology to your instructional ends.