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Digital Technologies and Strategies For Teaching Large Class

Written by Gary Black

Digital Technologies and Strategies For Teaching Large Class

 

In a large traditional college classroom many strategies can be evaluated. In this exercise we compare Online classroom using Digital Technologies and Strategies For Teaching Large Class.

Digital Technologies and Strategies For Teaching Large Class

Digital Technologies and Strategies For Teaching Large Class

List as many traditional instructional strategies you have experienced.  Next to  each traditional instructional strategy (mentioned or implied),  list all of the possible digital technologies and strategies that could be used.

 

Review  Bloom’s new Digital Taxonomy.  You may have several technologies/strategies per item.  See example below:

 

Do indicate if these traditional instructional strategies are viewed or implied. So in the example below, the RED Asterisk (*) means an implied strategy.

 

 

Traditional Strategies Digital Strategies and Technologies
*Class Roll Call
  • Kiosk set up at the back of the room with a thumb scan.

OR

  • Classroom Response  System using an Online Polling Tool (ex: Poll Everywhere)
Traditional Strategies

 

Digital Strategies and Technologies

 

Communication: Out of Class Open Student class social media channel, and or wiki

And Or

Add Instructor included channel using Skype, Twitter, etc.

Next Traditional Strategy  Example of an equivalent digital strategy or technology
Class Size Environment: 25 plus Maximize class size and efficiency by digitizing lectures which can result in less actual attendees.

Make lectures available on-line for easy access and less interruptions

Next Traditional Strategy  Example of an equivalent digital strategy or technology
Student Instructor Environment: Interactions/stress Use of Skype and message channels to increase interactions and reduce classroom stress.
Next Traditional Strategy Example of an equivalent digital strategy or technology
Natural breaks in lecture every 20 mins Digital lecture duration should not exceed 10 minutes. A natural break then occurs.

Additional ideas

Traditional Strategies Digital Strategies and Technologies
Lecture Video, podcast, web article, news report, live lecture (Periscope, Facebook Live), record classroom lecture with Tegrity (and post to LMS)
Open the floor for questions Twitter, discussion boards, group chat/IM or a Polling App
*Provide individual help/office hours Skype or online chat (Blackboard has office hours through IM)
Grading Scantron quizzes/tests, Automatic grading on online quizzes, grade book on Blackboard
*Note taking (paper/pencil) Word processor, audio recording, provide PowerPoint slides to the class
*Journal Online journal, blog
*Presentation PowerPoint/Prezi, video, webinar
*Reading assignments Articles, eBooks, short videos or podcasts about a concept
Group discussion Discussion boards, online chat/IM, emails, Skype
Short breaks in lectures Shorter videos/articles, brief quizzes or response activities interspersed in an online module, class response system/online polling tool
Get to know students Email students before the semester, participatory discussion boards that draw from students’ experiences, class response system/online polling tool
Engage student with brief problem/activity Class response system/online polling tool, online 3D model or simulation, discussion board
*Display instructions for a task PowerPoint slide/overhead projector, instructions/rubric on Blackboard/LMS

 

The RED Asterisk (*) means an implied strategy.

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