Universities are returning to campus — but that doesn’t mean going back to business as usual. Educators and students have adapted to new ways of working and learning, and now we have the opportunity to incorporate what we’ve learned into in-person classes.
One of the biggest questions is: What role will technology play in the classroom? After nearly 18 months of tech overload, it’s refreshing to take a step back and get intentional about when and how educators use technology to enhance learning, boost engagement, and allow for greater participation and fun. In August, MURAL’s Education team hosted a three-part series exploring how technology — when used purposefully — can make face-to-face classes more meaningful, inclusive, and productive. The sessions included discussions around how to utilize technology for icebreakers and warm-ups, group work and and feedback.
Missed a session or want to revisit what was covered? Explore the presentation mural and watch the session recordings below.
Start with virtual icebreakers or warmups that encourage in-person interaction.
Empower students to collaborate in or outside of class.
Asynchronously invite feedback from students after each class to gauge their understanding.