The other day, we received a call requesting assistance. A student was completing an exam, but the exam timed out and she still had more to do. After contacting the instructor, she was allotted additional time. The question was how to provide extended time for exams without requiring the student to retake the exam.
Face it, we love technology, and technology is great–when it works.
While using technology for learning is easy, mastering it—using it to save time, reduce busy work, and ultimately increase student understanding—is another matter entirely.
Among the things that can slow us down are lost passwords, blocked YouTube channels, and just the sheer amount of technology and information available. Is it any wonder that it puts a dent in your enthusiasm for consistently using technology? So, in the spirit of divide and conquer; let’s take a look at some ways to identify problems and solutions for teaching with technology.