CCNMTL rewirED Series: Technology for any Teaching Styles
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Butler Library, Room 522
This session, offered by Michael Cennamo and Tucker Harding, educational technologists at the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, will consist of a conversation about teaching style and effectiveness in today's university classroom. The two poles of instruction, sometimes summarized as "Sage on the Stage" and "Guide on the Side", represent two ends of a spectrum. The former is more traditional, casting the instructor as the main holder of information and also the main instrument of its dissemination, typically via lecture and carefully led discussion. The latter is what is becoming more popular in contemporary teaching, sometimes considered an "inverted approach" to instruction in which student-led discovery is the primary driver of the educational experience. Both styles (and everything in between) can be effective in the classroom, and this talk will present how different kinds of educational technology can enhance your teaching regardless of what styles you tend to embrace.