Since the invention of computers and the World Wide Web, virtual digital learning technologies have become an important part of teaching and learning.. However, there is a need to understand how these tools can affect student learning. Their benefits depend on why, when, where, and how they are used.
Carnegie Mellon offers a discussion of technologies in terms of their pedagogical functions. A http://telt.unsw.wikispaces.net/Selecting+technologiesvery useful chart from the University of South Wales relates desired learning outcomes and why they would be used to relevant activities and technologies that could potentially be used to achieve them.
The University of Oregon website provides discussions of tools for engagement and for assessment, as well as how PowerPoint and multimedia can be used to enhance teaching, and how technology can improve lectures and support critical thinking.
In its "7 Things You Should Know About . . . " series, Educause considers individual emerging learning technologies, how they work, and why they matter to teaching and learning. PBworks offers an extensive list of software, cloudware, and webservices and links to various digital resources for audio, video, and technical assistance.
Teaching Large or Hybrid Classes
Teaching with Technology
Teaching 21st Century Learners
Faculty Interest Groups
UDL and Best Practices
Flipping Your Class
BB&T Center for Leadership Development
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