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Ken felt the Online Day resources helped streamline the process of set-up and teaching. The students were relieved that they didn’t have to develop the whole curriculum for the course themselves. While Ken followed the textbook chapter by chapter, he was able to personalize instruction through use of the discussion board and use of email.

Vision for technology in teaching

Ken’s vision for the use of technology in teaching demonstrated his commitment to its use. Because he felt it would become increasingly important, he spent considerable time learning to make his pedagogy fit the medium.

My sense is the majority of teaching at the university level is beginning to move toward technology-based teaching. Especially when you’re looking at the admissions and they get 20,000 applications for a thousand admissions, there’s a real hunger for education, and it’s clear the traditional university is not able to meet that demand. I think that many alternative ways of teaching is primarily technology. I think that when students see that they can keep their jobs and get an advanced degree as well, there’ll be more of them coming back. And when they find out they don’t have to go into a traditional academic environment per se, I think technology is going to explode.

Ken was very positive about using technology. He was at the beginning of a new career in which he found himself very stimulated. Ken took full advantage of working with the technology experts on campus, and led the way in trying the new campus-wide technology. Ken did not seem to feel constrained by the norms of the program. He was willing and able to take the time to learn new software, and enjoyed setting up new structures in which to work that he felt afforded the students more options for learning.

Carrie, the nurturer

Carrie had taught counseling at the graduate level for 10 years at a university in a Middle Atlantic state. She had been teaching with technology for the past nine years. Historically the college had always been a teaching institution, and her attitude toward the students reflected that orientation, showing sincere concern for her students.

Discovering online day

Carrie discovered the Online Day course material through happenstance while walking through the book exhibits with two of her students at a professional conference.

Well, I had two students with me and they’re like, “Dr. Farrow, this is great!” But really, to have all the resources in one place to go with that textbook and to be able to have the students have access to that--I want the students to have everything they can have access to when it comes to their learning.

The encouragement of the two students caused her to consider taking a closer look at the Online Day resources. Although Carrie was not looking for online course material at the time, she felt the online version provided many more resources than the printed textbook, which she had used before. Carrie particularly liked certain aspects:

Having everything built into the online course, and having students being able to have access to the PowerPoints, to the case studies. They also enjoyed the in-text definitions that you can just click on the link and hear it and read it, they really enjoyed that.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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