Theme: Engaging Students with Technology Tools
The Lightning Talks speaker event is a reflection and learning forum where Boston University faculty and invited guests identify areas of challenge and opportunity and share strategies for engaging educational experiences in the in-person environment. The speaker series, co-hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation and The Center for Teaching & Learning, is open to BU faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.
Engaging and creative learning environment are often supported by a range of educational technology tools. In this series of Lightning Talks, faculty highlight different tools and assignments that help them connect with and engage students in and out of class.
- Using Yellowdig to Extend and Deepen Classroom Discussions into a 24/7 World
- Nearpod: Advantages for Synchronous and Asynchronous Engagement
- Create Geographic Narratives with KnightLab’s StoryMapJS
- Using Padlet for Synchronous and Asynchronous Engagement
- Introduction to Perusall: Engaging Students through Social Annotation
View the full hour Lightning Talks presentation here.
"The Lightning Talks format allows one to get a 'taste' of various platforms and then go deeper in subsequent workshops." - Engaging Students with Technology Tools Lightning Talks Attendee
About the Moderator: Dr. Jonathan J. Wisco is Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, BU School of Medicine
Dr. Wisco's lab is interested in the histological validation of innovative imaging of anatomic pathologies and the educational scholarship of teaching and learning, notably in the spaces of curriculum design, faculty development, learning tools innovation, and service-learning.