Around Campus: Engaging Students with Technology

physics.fwThis Wednesday 5th June sees a Seminar take place presented by Professor Andrew Gavrin of Purdue University Indianapolis, entitled ‘Engaging Students with Technology’.

The abstract reads: “Technology has been portrayed as the savior of education, and as a demon that destroys student learning and faculty time. I consider the former to be unlikely, and the later easily avoided. This talk will explore two applications of technology to teaching physics. Just-in-Time Teaching is a pedagogical technique that allows faculty to leverage the time students spend working at home to improve interactivity in the classroom. Course Networking is a new, academically-focused social media platform that enhances interactivity outside the classroom. In both cases, the underlying message is to increase communication among faculty and students.”

Come along and listen on Wednesday at 11 am in Room 338, Physics Building.