By Aqsa Bashir
Ph.D student, University of Florida
Technology can both be a virtue and a curse in the classroom depending on how an instructor choses to use it.
Technology can aid and distract at the same time if not managed well by the instructor.
Instructors can utilize a number of technology tools to aid the course and student experience — Learning Management Systems (such as Canvas or Blackbroad), e-mail/listservs, blogs, social media, videos, PowerPoint presentations, Google Docs, and Skype.
Now imagine cramming all these into one 50-minute lecture. That would be a technology overload.
Hence, choosing the right tool for your class is as important as the class content itself.