Making Big Classes Small: Using Lecture Tools to Engage Students Inside and Outside of the Classroom
In five years most, if not all, students will arrive in class with some Internet-enabled device on their person. Our options as instructors are to either ban them, ignore them or embrace them. This presentation looks at what happens when laptops are deliberately engaged during class to increase communication and assessment. Research at the University of Michigan has focused on how the deliberate engagement of laptops, iPads and cell phones in class has affected student attentiveness , engagement and learning.
Participants will be invited to join a virtual class during the presentation and will be challenged with questions, able to pose questions and indicate understanding using the LectureTools (http://www.lecturetools.com) technology developed at the University of Michigan as a result of lessons learned during the research.