Professor William Warner talks about how technological integration in the classroom can be beneficial and problematic, as well as how digital feedback and professor-student scheduling offers more flexibility and freedom to develop student-teacher relationships.
Using digital devices for constructive feedback:
Chen, N. S., Wei, C. W., & Huang, Y. C. (2013). The integration of print and digital content for providing learners with constructive feedback using smartphones. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(5), 837-845.
Review of free digital feedback technologies for effective feedback design:
Yuan, J., & Kim, C. (2015). Effective feedback design using free technologies. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 52(3), 408-434.
Canvas Scheduler Guide:
Lars Vemund Solerød discusses Learning Management Systems at NMBU and how the Study Department can help professors improve their use of Canvas and other Learning Management Systems for integrating course work, formulating student assessments, and sharing course content between different courses.
Van der Kleij, F. M., Feskens, R. C., & Eggen, T. J. (2015). Effects of feedback in a computer-based learning environment on students’ learning outcomes: A meta-analysis. Review of educational research, 85(4), 475-511.
Guide to using Canvas:
Digital media has been a part of education and learning for decades, but often through passive learning via documentaries and educational videos. Professor John McNeish is using digital media as an active, collaborative learning method for students with digital storytelling, in order to help students develop their voice, their research and their communication skills.
Scientific data can be interpreted in numerous ways, and while data may be objective, different scientific and value perspectives shape the way we individually interept information. These interpretations are not always congruent, leading to scientific disagreements over the meaning of results. Associate Professor Elena Rocca, along with her collegue Rani Lill Anjum, believe that philosophy has a role to play in navigating these scientific disagreements. Elena talks about her role in developing a university course that applies philosophical thinking to scientific disagreements.