Today I am guest presenting in a Seminary course on Teaching Religion in College to a group of PhD and ThD students. My contribution will be an overview of some educational technology tools. Here are the resources we will explore:
Technology and Assessment
- Classroom Response Systems(overview)
- Learning Management System Assessment (i.e. Moodle)
- Rubric Generators
- Further Reading: Research article references and my reflections from a special issue on assessment by the British Journal of Educational Technology
Technology and Group Learning
- Wikis and collaborative document sharing
- Google Presentation
- University of Wisconsin-Madison: Why Group Work – Technology Enhanced Collaborative Group Work
- Social networking
- Asynchronous discussion forums
- Andresen, M. A. (2009). Asynchronous discussion forums: success factors, outcomes, assessments, and limitations. Educational Technology & Society, 12 (1), 249–257.
- Murphy, E. (2004). Recognising and promoting collaboration in an online asynchronous discussion. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35 (4), 421–431.
- Successful Strategies for using Asynchronous Discussion Boards
- Techniques for Online Discussions
Technology and Student Reflection
- Moodle’s Online Assignment tool – for journals and composition
- Asynchronous discussion forums (see above)
Consider the tools we have reviewed during this session. Pick one of them, and comment below. What intrigues you with the possibilities? What concerns you? What ideas do you have for your own teaching?