Box lunch session focuses on "High Tech Teaching for Low Tech Teachers"

The On Teaching Box Lunch discussion series continues Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a session on “High Tech Teaching for Low Tech Teachers” from noon to 1 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Led by Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies Assistant Director Lori Swinney, the discussion will center on technology available for faculty members to use in their classrooms. For already busy faculty members, sifting through all the available applications to decide which best suits his or her needs can seem like a daunting task. Then there’s the issue of learning how to use that technology. Some faculty members feel quite comfortable incorporating technology like Blackboard into their classes, but they may not be aware of other valuable tech tools available through CILT. Other faculty members may be wary of using technology in their classes because of concerns about the learning curve and issues like student use, or misuse, of that technology.

In this session we’ll discuss some of the new technology available through CILT, including new features on Blackboard, and offer some tips for implementing technology in your classroom. We’ll also see a demonstration from a professor who has put some of this technology to work in his class and hear about how it has worked for him.

Attendees are welcome to bring questions about using technology in their class to discuss with the group. To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, Sept. 17.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development,, 7-4233