Latest Podcast Episodes on Ed Tech in Higher Education
The latest pair of episodes look at the use of laptops in the classroom. Both episodes blow up the assumption that laptops are for notetaking, and they push back on that transmission model of college teaching. Both episodes also explore the use of active learning classrooms, classrooms that are outfitted with a range of educational technologies, from movable furniture to whiteboards to good wifi to AV systems, designed to support active and collaborative learning.
In the first interview, we talk with astronomy professor Cornelia Lang about how she uses an active learning classroom in her “Big Ideas” course at the University of Iowa. For the second episode, we continue the converstation about active learning classrooms with Christopher Brooks, director of research at EDUCAUSE, the higher education technology association.