13 April, 2015No comments
On this episode of Digital Campus, host Mills Kelly, along with Dan Cohen, Amanda French, and Stephen Robertson discuss the role of technology in the classroom and some of history’s most teachable moments courtesy of the US Postal Service.
To begin, everyone weighs in on the Maya Angelou stamp controversy and whether or not quotation inaccuracies are getting worse because of the internet. Then the crew discusses a recent survey by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which found that only 20% of college and university professors have used “high-tech teaching methods.” Dan argues that the majority of professors default to textbook teaching just to get the job done. While professors lack digital diversity, the group then shifts to discussing whether the Apple watch could cause problems in the classroom. Could widespread adoption of wearable technology lead to easier cheating? The podcast wrapped up by congratulating Amanda on being elected to the THAT Camp counsel for another year and the announcement that THAT Camp has switched to Reclaim Hosting.
- Book author Joan Walsh Anglund Says of Angelou stamp: ‘That’s my quote’ — the Washington Post
- Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them— Chronicle of Higher Education
- U.S. Postsecondary Faculty in 2015: Diversity in People, Goals And Methods, But Focused on Students — Survey by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Apple unveils Apple Watch and new MacBook — the Guardian
- THATCamp Council Elections
- Reclaim Hosting
Running time: 41:28
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