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Educational Technologies You Should Know About

Flipped Classroom

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and out-of-class work for a course are reversed. READ MORE

Mapping

Once restricted to geography wizards using ArcGIS, mapping functionality is now available to less sophisticated faculty and students. Free and open mapping software, much based on the web, allows more access to mapping as a visualization and research tool. READ MORE

MOOC: Massive Online Open Course

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. READ MORE

Clickers/PRS (Personal Response System)

Clickers are a great way of engaging your students in the classroom. Colgate uses iClicker personal response system. READ MORE

Tablet Computing

Tablet devices such as Apple iPads and Microsoft Surfaces have become more and more popular in pedagogy. Here are some of the latest developments in that area. READ MORE

Wikipedia Editing

Some of the benefits of assigning a Wikipedia editing project are improved writing skills, better research skills, important collaboration skills (both with partners in class and the larger Wikipedia community) and media literacy skills. READ MORE

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Learning Management Systems are intended to help a professor manage a class, maybe to save time and effort, but also perhaps to enhance student learning. Colgate uses Moodle as its standard LMS. READ MORE

Video Narratives (Digital Storytelling)

The Video Narrative, or Digital Storytelling project, is an increasingly popular type of assignment that addresses many common learning goals: getter student engagement, speaking to a broader audience, or synthesizing information from a larger research paper.  READ MORE

Lecture Capture

Recording your lecture and making it easily accessible for your students can make your class even more engaging. Here we have some basic ideas on lecture capture.  READ MORE

Web Conferencing

Web conferencing solutions connect the modern world. Here is more information on a myriad of different web conferencing solutions out there.  READ MORE

Microlectures

Microlectures go hand in hand with the concept of inverted classroom and lecture capture. They give faculty a way of elaborating further on a subject in the form of a very concise video presentation.  READ MORE

Presentation Tools

Tools such as Prezi, Google presentations, and even Powerpoint can act a as simple, yet powerful way to grab attention of your students.  READ MORE

eBooks

eBooks have become much more than an electronic version of paper works. Interactivity, sharing, lower cost, and a more immersive experience underly the advantages of employing eBooks in the curriculum.  READ MORE

Social Media

Engaging students where they virtually congregate can encourage more open discussions and can promote broader conversations outside of the classroom. Social media is yet another way to disseminate knowledge, garner feedback, and encourage participation. READ MORE