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When Good Technology Means Bad Teaching

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What Is It?

Colleges have spent millions on smart classrooms packed with the latest gadgets to assist teaching --computerized projection systems, Internet ports at every seat, even video cameras with motion detectors that can track the movements of a lecturer. But colleges have spent far less time and money giving professors the skills to use even the simplest technology effectively. The result: Students say technology actually makes some of their professors less effective than they would be if they stuck to a lecture at the chalkboard.

Developer

  • Jeffrey R. Young

Cost

  • None (2009-10-13)