Roger McHaney recently penned an essay for Inside Higher Ed about incorporating web 2.0 tools into one’s career and classroom. McHaney suggests that professors incorporate technology into their careers and classrooms by contemplating and trying the following: ” use socialization tools….promote new media literacy….put play to work….promote know-where and learning to learn….expect ubiquitous learning….understand how boundaries have been redefined.” Use wikis to enable students to share articles and ideas with each other. Forums can be used for classroom discussions outside of the classroom. Google docs can be used by students to collaborate on projects. Course management systems such as BlackBoard, Moodle, and TWEN also make technology tools available. Because there are many ways to incorporate technology into the classroom, check with the university library and technology departments.
Hat Tip: Inside Higher Ed