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Digital Distractions in the Classroom

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)

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Electronic devices have become ubiquitous fixtures in life and in the classroom. Yet many instructors feel that their use in class creates a barrier to learning.  What role should instructors play in defining their use in the classroom, and how can instructors encourage their students to use their devices in a more strategic and productive manner, in class and beyond?

You’ll leave this workshop with a draft of your own digital policy for use in future teaching. In advance, please look at this PBS Mediashift story on how a digitally-focused instructor at N.Y.U. struggled with his decision to ban laptops.

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts Teaching + Learning Committee and presented by Julie Sedivy from LLC (Linguistics, Languages and Cultures).

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University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
SS 1339, Main Campus T2N 1N4
Canada

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)


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