ED 650: Overcoming Barriers to Tech Adoption

Overcoming Barriers to Instructional Technology Adoption: ED 650 Current Issue Paper 3 Library faculty have a wide range of technology skills and comfort levels. It can be challenging to work effectively with faculty who fall on the less-skilled and less-comfortable end of the spectrum when the projects involve technology. They use technology exactly as much as they have to to get by and do not seek to adopt new technologies, regardless of its potential positive impact on student learning. Both Continue reading ED 650: Overcoming Barriers to Tech Adoption

ED 650 Discussion: Viva la voice-to-text!

Prompt: Is it necessary to teach keyboarding skills in the classroom setting anymore? My Response: Ah, keyboarding. What do we do with it now? When I was a freshman in college (2001), I took a 1-credit keyboarding class. My dad caught word of this and let his opinion be known: this class was an utter waste of my time and money. Except it wasn’t. Could I have learned how to type quickly and effectively on my own? Sure. But I Continue reading ED 650 Discussion: Viva la voice-to-text!

ED 650 Discussion: Integrated Tech Skills Instruction

Prompt: Should there be ‘Technology Standards’ and outcome assessments similar to other core subject contents? Or, should technology skills be integrated into everything that takes place in a learning environment and thus be ‘invisible’ expectations?” My Response: Though I don’t have K-12 experience, I have experienced a phenomenon in higher education that I think is relevant to this discussion. As a librarian, I work closely with the promotion of information literacy. At UAA information literacy is one the core student Continue reading ED 650 Discussion: Integrated Tech Skills Instruction