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2-Minute Mentor: Using Technology in Teaching

Using technology creatively

  • How can using technology improve student learning?
  • What’s the best way to approach incorporating technology into my teaching?
  • What resources are available at KU?


Click below to watch CTE’s 2-Minute Mentor video on this topic:

Using Technology Creatively video transcript (doc)

Using technology to enhance learning

If you’re thinking about doing more with technology in your classes, you might start by checking out KU’s Information Technology site. On this site, you’ll find a wealth of information to help you start thinking about how you might use instructional technology to enhance learning, whatever your specific goals might be. Here are a few examples:


If you'd like to. . .

You might consider. . .

out-of-class time

  • online quizzes
  • discussion boards
  • podcasts
  • blogs
  • wikis
  • SoftChalk LessonBuilder software

Enhance student
engagement in class

  • clickers
  • Articulate Presenter software
  • basics of effective PowerPoint

course design

  • workshops on Blackboard
  • individual consultations with IDS


More about using technology in teaching

The following links provide more information about technology and teaching:

Additional materials are available in CTE’s Essential Guide to Teaching.

These portfolios present exemplary ways to incorporate technology into teaching:

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