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The rapid proliferation of technology can have profound effects on the evolution of teaching, learning, scholarship, and governance in higher education (Katz, 2008). However, instructors report that simply "keeping up" with new instructional technologies, let alone integrating them productively into one's teaching, can be a significant challenge (Sorcinelli, Austin, Eddy, & Beach, 2006; Zhu, Kaplan, & Dershimer, 2011). This Occasional Paper describes how instructors at the University of Michigan are currently using online collaboration tools (hereafter OCTs) in a variety of disciplines and teaching contexts to enhance student engagement and course management. Based on these cases and faculty interviews, the authors also outline recommendations for implementing OCTs effectively and efficiently in teaching.

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Cooperation, Interviews, Cooperative Learning, Online Courses, Collaborative Writing, Teamwork, Student Projects, Group Activities, Grantsmanship, Literature, Engineering, Chemistry, Animation, Biomechanics, Inquiry, Genetics, Social Work, Business, Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Critical Thinking, Disabilities, Linguistics, Political Science, Higher Education

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), University of Michigan. 1071 Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218. Tel: 734-764-0505; Fax: 734-647-3600; e-mail: crlt[at]umich.edu; Web site: http://crlt.umich.edu/





Author: Hershock, Chad; LaVaque-Manty, Mika

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2809&id=ED573974



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