Ten New Technologies Transforming the Classroom

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Cloud Computing to Integrate Technologies and Tasks

Students today expect to be able to communicate with professors and colleagues anywhere and on any device, moving the educational experience beyond the classroom. This is why Dena Speranza from Denison University turned away from the school’s legacy computer architecture to adopt the cloud and SaaS applications like the mobile communications platform, Dialpad. "At Denison University, we are always looking for new technologies born in the cloud that we can roll out to our entire campus – from students to professors to administrators – to help us bridge to the future and connect with today’s digital-first natives," said Speranza. "Dialpad integrates with tools like G Suite for Education, Office 365, group messaging, text and video conferencing. Many of our athletic coaches are having great success using Dialpad to text team members and potential recruits from right within the app. Faculty and staff are also using the app while traveling to maintain their Denison presence, no matter where they are in the world."

Today’s college students are among the first generation who grew up with computers and cell phones and smart devices. For many of them, computers and tablets in the classroom were commonplace from elementary school through high school. Every step of their formal learning experiences involved technology, and that’s the same kind of experience they expect in the college classroom. As Lindsey Havens, senior marketing manager with PhishLabs, stated, "Technology is changing the landscape of many industries including education."

According to CompTIA’s report, "The Changing Classroom: Perspectives from Students and Educators on the Role of Technology," school staff said the key benefit they seek to derive from technology is to improve student performance. Other key benefits of using technology in the learning process included making learning more engaging and interesting; having real-time electronic access to student data to track performance; online learning; and helping students to keep pace in a digital economy. In addition, 75 percent of educators saw positive or very positive effects from technology when applied to the education process.

Here are ways that college professors are taking advantage of the technology students currently use and adding new technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experiences.


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