Keeping the Focus of Tech on Pedagogy with Monte Tatom

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Date: Thursday, September 15

Time: 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific time

Integrating Student Learning and Collaborative Technology The iLearn Program at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) was an attempt to refocus on the pedagogical aspects of integrating technology into the teaching and learning process. To maximize the impact that iLearn had on student learning, student learning outcomes connected to the General Education core were specified. The faculty involved in the iLearn Program examined their own pedagogy as it related to these outcomes. They were presented with a variety of technology-based pedagogical methods from which they could choose. Faculty participants were divided into cohorts and received training in the use of these new methods. Their primary task was to engage student learners via these newfound methods. Participants were asked to document their progress during training and implementation. At the end of each semester, assessment data for the student learning outcomes was collected and analyzed to determine the impact of the selected methods. The assessment results were used to revise their strategies in preparation for the next cycle of classroom instruction and assessment.

Dr. Monte Tatom (Ed.D. - Auburn University - 1998) is enjoying working as an Associate Professor of Education within the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at FHU & teaches EDU 642 Online - Advanced Technology for Educators (since 2008). He is developing FHU’s online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology to begin Summer 2017 ~ He has been involved in educational technology since his first Masters level class at the University of South Alabama in 1983 - EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education. He has been involved in PreK - 20 education since Fall 1979.

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Monte Tatom