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Three Ways to Use Technology in a Learner-Centered Classroom

It’s a familiar scenario: a well-meaning technophile approaches you with an eager smile, holds up the Next Big Thing, and using his or her best bedside manner, promises “This won’t hurt a bit.” But it nearly always does.


For all the promise technology holds in the classroom, the truth is that many times it involves a lot of work for very little reward. In some cases, the solution is often worse than the challenge it purports to address.

But there are some technologies that are actually helpful, realistic, and simple to use in the classroom. Best of all they don’t require you to completely rethink your approach to teaching and they can have a dramatic impact on learning outcomes.

Three Ways to Use Technology in a Learner-Centered Classroom is a 60-minute video presentation led by Dave Yearwood, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the technology department at the University of North Dakota. With more than 20 years of experience in teaching and technology and three Outstanding Teacher awards to his credit, Dr. Yearwood is uniquely qualified to identify and explain tools that can make a real contribution to your classroom.

In this content-rich presentation, he examines teacher-friendly technology that can help you:

  • Boost student engagement
  • Accurately assess what students know
  • Clearly demonstrate what students have learned

You’ll discover how you can use multimedia to get students more fully invested in learning … employ collaborative tools to establish their baseline knowledge … utilize mapping tools to illuminate students’ mastery of content … and create a rich, immersive classroom experience.

There are a lot of ideas out there for introducing technology into the classroom. Not all of them are good ones; in fact, you’ve no doubt encountered a few that were excruciatingly complicated, time-consuming, and ultimately, not very effective.

At the conclusion of this seminar, you’ll have a wealth of proven strategies that you can apply in your classroom; building a more engaging learning experience for your students, and a more satisfying teaching experience for you.

When you order the recording of this seminar on CD, you’ll also receive the complete transcript.

An optional Campus Access License is available for an additional $200. It allows the purchasing institution to upload the CD of the seminar onto the institution’s password-protected internal website for unlimited access by the entire campus community.

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