Academic Roundtable, March 10, 2015 – Managing Technology in the Classroom
The Academic Roundtable meets on Tuesdays in the lounge of the CTLR from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
As the number and type of devices students bring to class has proliferated, faculty have had to wrestle with how to manage this new reality of students showing up with phones, tablets, and laptops. In addition, students are impacted by their fellow students. In this session, we’ll hear from faculty who are wrestling with this challenge, as well as from students whose views represent a range of positions.
Faculty discussing their classroom technology policies and practices will include:
Alison Stanger, Political Science
Helen Young, Biology
Student panelists include:
Phil Bohlman ’17
Cate Costley ’15
David Ollin Pesqueira ’17
William Weightman ’17
You may wish to read Clay Shirky’s ” Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away” at
https://medium.com/@cshirky/why-i-just-asked-my-students-to-put-their-laptops-away-7f5f7c50f368 and David von Schlichten’s “Students Are Welcome to Shop Online During My Lectures” (http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2015/01/21/students-are-welcome-to-shop-online-during-my-lectures/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en) as a way to help prepare for the conversation.
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Thursday March 5th.