Reminder: CATL leads students and technology discussion, Feb. 16

Please join The Center for the Advancement for Teaching and Learning (CATL) in the first series of readings which asks instructors to consider how to move beyond seeing digital devices as distractions, and to question whether students who are supposedly “digital natives” know how to engage their devices to enhance learning. A follow-up workshop in mid-March will help instructors find ways to assist students in using technology to develop skills important for learning. The few short, accessible readings are either freely available online or through the Cofrin Library’s Learn@UW search portal. Hard copies are on reserve in the CATL office in Instructional Services. Join the discussion at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in MAC Hall 201.

McCoy, Bernard. (2013). Digital Distractions in the Classroom: Student Classroom Use of Digital Devices for Non-Class Related Purposes. Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications. Paper 71.

Straumsheim, Carl. (2016, Jan. 26).  “Digital Distractions: The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise. A new report explores some of the reasons why.” Inside Higher Ed.

Prensky, Marc. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. On the Horizon. 9:5, pp. 1– 6.

Neumann, Crystal. (2016). Teaching Digital Natives: Promoting Information Literacy and Addressing Instructional Challenges. Reading Improvement. 53:3, pp.101-106. Find it online through the Cofrin Library’s Search@UW tool.