3 Ways to Get Faculty Up to Speed With Technology

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When it comes to teaching with technology, or even teaching in general, most faculty could use a little support. To provide the resources, ideas and inspiration faculty need to become better instructors, higher education institutions typically create some form of Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), devoted to fostering teaching excellence across the board.

 

But it’s not enough for these organizations to help individual instructors learn how to deliver their courses, engage students and manage their classrooms. These days, much of a CTL’s attention is directed to helping faculty evolve their instructional practices for a technology-laden learning environment — whether for online or hybrid courses; as part of active learning programs; or to better exploit the benefits of technical resources such as learning management systems.

Here, three CTLs share best practices they’re perfecting to help faculty get up to speed with technology.

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