Teaching with Technology Spotlight

Teaching with Technology Spotlight is a learning technology initiative that highlights a specific instructional technique, best practice, or innovation related to utilizing technology to enhance teaching and learning at Georgia Tech. It provides participants an opportunity to learn directly from experts and/or individuals who have successfully implemented technology in their own classroom.

During this one-hour session participants will explore ways in which digital tools and pedagogies have been successfully used and can be adopted for use in their own courses.  The topic of each Spotlight is different and related to the current trends, innovations, and issues facing Educators today, so be sure to check back often to see what the next Spotlight is about.

We invite individuals from across campus to recommend technologies and/or individual faculty members whom they feel should be highlighted through our Teaching with Technology Spotlight program. Please contact Chaohua Ou with your recommendation.


Creating Open Educational Resources for Biology:
Making Learning Accessible, Affordable, Engaging, and Effective
 
Invited Speakers: Chrissy Spencer, Jung Choi, and Shana Kerr
 
Thursday, October 5, 2017
11am-12pm
Student Success Center, Press Room B
 
At Georgia Tech, Introductory Biology courses, such as BIOL-1510, are typically taught in 50-250 seat flipped lecture format. Until recently, BIOL-1510 required a traditional textbook and subscription to an on-line homework system, Mastering Biology, at a high personal cost per student. Beginning in Fall 2015, the instructors replaced the textbook for BIOL-1510 with an open source collection of instructor-created written content and instructor-curated video materials.

Join us in this one-hour Teaching with Technology Spotlight session to find out about the process, the product, and the evidence that shows student learning remains effective. Come with questions and participate in a discussion on how you might implement these ideas in your own course.

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