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Queen's University

Centre for Teaching and Learning

2012 Teaching Development Day: A Conference on Teaching and Learning

Engaging Students with Social and Mobile Tools

with Sidneyeve Matrix, Film and Media Studies
videotaped on September 5, 2012


*Accompanying PowerPoint slides not available at this time.



Session Description

This keynote address looks at emerging trends in teaching with technology at Queen's and elsewhere, using social and mobile digital tools to increase student engagement and improve outcomes. Dr. Matrix highlights ways to integrate social sites, gamification, and smartphone apps into courses to support peer-to-peer learning networks, and review assignment ideas that challenge students' digital creativity. Reviewing innovations in using online video, podcasts, web quizzes, collaborative e-platforms, and webinars for online and hybrid teaching, this presentation demonstrates how teachers are designing active learning pedagogies with digital tools, to prepare the next generation of technofluent graduates. Includes easy-to-implement ideas and inspirational takeaways to apply to your teaching. Whether you're a digital expert or technological newbie, you're almost guaranteed to leave with a few new instructional design ideas to explore.

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