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Technology in the Classroom

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Teaching and Learning Resources
(202) 885-3926
CTRLtlr@american.edu
Hurst Hall Room 204

Teaching and Learning Resources
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Anna Olsson
202-885-6077
aolsson@american.edu

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Technology in the Classroom

The Teaching and Learning Research Group of CTRL offers a variety of hands-on tutorials and on-demand, custom small group workshops on the use and pedagogy of new technologies and software in the classroom, which can be attended in person or online. In addition, an extensive list of additional instructional technology resources is provided on this website. Please explore the listings below and let us know how we can best address your needs.

Technology in the Classroom Featured Topics

The current list of featured tutorials and custom workshop topics includes Blogging with WordPress, Creating Podcasts, using Google for Class Organization and Group Work, Polling and Survey Tools, Visualizing Content for Your Class, Organizing Notes with Evernote, and Using Video Tools for Developing a Hybrid Classroom. To request a custom workshop for a small group in your department, please send an email to aolsson@american.edu.

Consultations and One-on-One Tutorials

We offer on-demand consultations or one-on-one tutorial on any of the topics listed above, as well as many other instructional technologies and software tools. 

Explore a detailed list of featured topics, and request a one-on-one tutorial. 

Connect with Your Own Personal Tech Trainer

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of incorporating technology into your teaching in general, we can connect you with your own Personal Tech Trainer, who will help you identify feasible instructional technology tools for your own particular teaching situation; connect you with trainers and other resources to learn to use these tools; as well as check in with you on a regular basis about your progress. 

To sign up, contact Anna Olsson at aolsson@american.edu

Instructional Technology Resources

In addition to the workshops and one-on-one tutorials outlined above, we also provide a variety of additional resources on instructional technology. We are showcasing tools that are hand-picked to help enhance your teaching when presenting, annotating, or visualizing course content;facilitating student feedback;delivering course materials;and building collaborative environments. Resources include brief introductions, short training videos, links to blog entries, written by CTRL staff and AU faculty, as well as external resources on each of the instructional technology tools.  

Additional instructional technology resources

Please contact Anna Olsson (x6077) for additional information about any of these programs.