Enabling and Enhancing Engagement with Students

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Teaching Professor Technology Conference

Context-setting: As teaching professors, we find ourselves in a vortex of technology that is shaping an era of increasing innovation and rapid change.  

Red Vortex Apophysis Fractal Flame by “Jon Zander (Digon3)"


~Software ~ Hardware ~ Bandwidth ~ Cloud ~ Dashboard ~ Social ~Adaptive ~ Search ~ Open ~ Self-Paced ~ Augmented   
The ten fundamental reasons for technology in education:

Expansion of time and space
Depth of understanding
Learning versus teaching
New media for self-expression
Going global
Individual pacing and sequence
Personal productivity

~John Page, Math Open Reference

Cloud Culture

Infrastructure, interaction, content, software, security all online


Social Media

Semester without end
Engaging affinity groups, leaders, other classes

Mobile Media

BYOD - economy/efficiency/engagement/interaction/backchanneling

Electronic Texts

Open educational resources - OpenStax / Connections


Engaging students in applied learning

Learning Dashboards

Indeed, students who had two or more Signals classes graduated within six years at a rate 21.48 percent higher than students who did not take Signals courses.

Adaptive Learning Approaches - Mastery Learning

Citelighter Cognitive Print - a deeper dive into student research and writing:

(ray's nomination for the best deal in technology, fall 2013)

How can I keep up on the latest news and research?

Professional Continuing & Online Ed Blog

Ray Schroeder's Daily Blogs

Contact information:

Ray Schroeder 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning
University of Illinois Springfield
UPCEA Center for Online Leadership & Strategy
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