Technology provides numerous tools that teachers can use in and out of the classroom to enhance student learning. This page provides an introduction to some of the most common.
Faculty members should consult SMU’s office of Academic Technology Services, which provides many kinds of support, including hands-on training in using classroom technology. (Click here for classroom-specific information about the setup in many campus buildings). SMU’s STAR (Student Technology Assistant in Residence) Program is also available to help with short-term instructional technology projects.
There are also numerous on-line resources about using technology to enhance teaching in a number of different ways. For example, Teaching with Technology 2, from the Learning Technology Consortium, offers 17 peer-reviewed essays on using different kinds of educational technology, and the book can be downloaded for free. MERLOT is a huge, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary resource for learning and online teaching. Here’s a curated list, from About.me to Zotero, of free online tools that you can use in your teaching.
Below are links to resources on using specific types of teaching and learning tools.