Getting started

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One thing I see underutilized in education is the use of digital tools. I think there are two reasons: the faculty are not aware of available tools and they feel that going digital will take up too much of their time in their already busy schedules. They worry that they are not up to using unfamiliar methods, technology glitches will disrupt the flow of the class, and that students may not really understand how to use the technology. I believe technology cannot replace the existing methods, but it can complement them and enhance the students’ experience. Although there is a bit of a time commitment for the initial setup, I’ve found that once you have become familiar with the tools and make them part of the class preparation, they drastically cut down your time investment for future classes.  I naturally drift to using those tools and I wanted to share what I learned.

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