CTLE Autumn Workshop Series 2019: Technology for Teaching
October 30 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Technology for Teaching
Date: 30 Oct. (Wed.)
Time: 12:15 -1:30 pm
Speaker: Johan Geertsema (Director of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning at the National University of Singapore)
Johan Geertsema is the Director of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning at the National University of Singapore and an Associate Professor in the University Scholars Programme, where he teaching in the Writing and Critical Thinking programme. His research focuses on questions of values in higher education, with specific reference to the professional learning of academics; academic identities; and teaching expertise.
What’s the point of using technology for teaching? While universities spend billions on educational technology, there is often little evidence that it actually increases student learning (Cuban, 2001; Nilson, 2014). Nevertheless, as university teachers in a world being rapidly transformed by technology, we can ill afford to ignore it. In addition, when used appropriately both inside and beyond the classroom, it has the potential of improving learning by engaging students and enhancing interaction. In this workshop we will focus not only on how best to use technology for teaching, but even more importantly, why to do so.
Cuban, Larry (2001). Oversold and underused: Computers in the classroom. Cambridge, M.: Harvard University Press.
Nilson, Linda B. (2016). Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instructors. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.