- Learn about your Student: Questions to Ask
It is important to have information about your students before you decide to use any form of technology requiring online interaction. To increase your chances of success, ask yourself, and survey your students, the questions provided in the above link.
- Structuring the Technology into Your Class
Teachers using educational technology for the first time are often frustrated that students are not using the resources. Often this is because the technology was added to the class as an "optional" (which students hear as "superfluous") and relatively unstructured activity. In other words, the students didn't use it because they just didn't have a compelling reason to use it. In this section we examine three important questions to ask yourself whene using technology in the classroom.
- Technology and the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
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This document discusses how technology can be used to successfully support the "Seven Principles of Good Practice" as defined by the American Association for Higher Education. The first principle is "Good Practice Encourages Contacts Between Students and Faculty" with a discussion of how technology can be used to improve this communication.
- Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
Educational use of copyrighted material can sometimes be justified through the "fair use" clause in federal copyright law. The goal of this page is to briefly define the elements of "fair use" and to lead you to more substantial sources for information about how copyright law applies to teaching with the Internet.
- Managing Heavy Student Email
This page contains helpful tips on managing your student email. It also contains the thread from a discussion board where faculty are discussing the value of email between students and faculty.
- Online Resources
Hundreds of organizations exist to explore the uses of and increase the quality of instructional technology in higher education. These are among the most widely recognized and referenced.