iWin2: Developing a Culture of Professional Use of Technology in the On-Ground ClassroomAmerican Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2012)
AbstractThe debate over the advantage and/or disadvantage of students using technology in the on-ground classroom continues. Unlike the 70s where overhead projectors and flipcharts were the standard equipment in the classroom, today on-ground Smart Classrooms in higher education are outfitted with computers, laptops, Smart podia, Blu-ray player, HD projector, Data projector, DVD player, sound speakers, Document Camera, etc. Because of the increasing use of technology in the classroom and because students bring their own technology to the classroom, faculty are setting limits on the degree to which students use their laptops, tablets, iPods, iPads, and cell phones. Some faculty have banned students from using technology during their lectures, while others have barred students using technology in the classroom altogether. Although a number of students during class may be taking notes, interacting with professor’s guided instruction, reading the text materials or following along with the instructor— others are texting, emailing, surfing the web, on Facebook, hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Twitter, Skype, etc. These students are doing everything but their assigned work; their multitasking and/or off-task behavior may interfere with both teaching and learning. Because many students may be misusing technology in the classroom, faculty have developed policies to effectively manage student use while in class. This concept paper examines how professors’ use guided instruction to control the use of technology in the on-ground classroom—increasing success in both teaching and learning.
Citation InformationMarilyn K Easter, M Schommer-Aikins and R Vitale. "iWin2: Developing a Culture of Professional Use of Technology in the On-Ground Classroom" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Vol. 19 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marilyn_easter/14/