3F Summary and Evidence

3F

“Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure.

Teaching with the Right Tools Requires Collaboration and Research (image by https://unsplash.com/photos/XkYAo_PaIy0)

Teaching with the Right Tools Requires Collaboration and Research (image by https://unsplash.com/photos/XkYAo_PaIy0)

3F Summary

  • In the last two years I co-led four communities of practice (Untethered Teaching) with 34 university faculty members. In those communities we explored a number of digital tools including Splashtop and various iPad apps (e.g., Office Lens, Evernote, Paper, and PowerPoint).
  • In addition, I served on a taskforce with the assistant provost, central IT department personnel, and educational technology to evaluate and implement various technologies on campus.
    • In particular, we reviewed various wireless presentation tools to support the desire for untethered teaching. We selected the Apple TV and partnered with network engineers to make the appropriate adjustments to the wireless infrastructure.
  • I explored the Digital Research Tools Directory (DiRT) as a helpful tool for educational technologists and faculty to find digital tools based on various disciplines and uses to integrate.
  • The database contains a wealth of digital tools. Anyone can submit new resources to the repository, but there is a steering committee and editorial board to provide oversight and verify the accuracy of information. Each item in the repository links to the Taxonomy of Digital Research Activities in the Humanities (TaDiRAH) which increases discovery.

3F Evidence

Untethered Teaching Communities of Practice Portfolio

We Need Field Notes! Enhancing a Digital Tool Repository for Higher Education

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