Educational Technology

Technology, if used appropriately, can support both teaching and learning by expanding experiences and learning materials, supporting learning outside the classroom and potentially increasing student engagement and motivation.

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Questions about UBlearns? Our center provides UBlearns support for faculty, staff and students.
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The UBclicks service supports Classroom Response Systems (CSR) at UB.
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iTunes U is a repository for university-related podcasts (downloadable digital files, usually audio or video).
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Many active learning activities have students answer questions to gauge understanding and give feedback or opinions.
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Much of what students learn in activities comes from working with others while both sharing understanding and giving feedback.
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Several studies have shown that playing games can not only improve learning outcomes but also behavioral, physiological, perceptual, cognitive and soft and social skills (Backlund & Hendrix, 2013; Boyle et al, 2016).
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Using video recordings can help free up lecture time and provide student feedback more efficiently.

Additional resources

  • EdTech: Focus on Higher Education 
    Resource guide for technology in high education: articles, videos, tips and tactical guides on topics ranging from classroom technology and hardware to networking and security.
  • Campus Technology 
    Resource for campus professionals which provides in-depth coverage (monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webinars and online tools) of technology integration in higher education.
  • EDUCAUSE 
    Resource collection centered around the topic of advancing higher education through the use of information technology – resources include publications, conference finder, career development opportunities, and an community to connect with other members.
  • eLearn Magazine
    Open-access peer-reviewed journal featuring research on eLearning innovations, applications, and policy implications. Resources include articles on technology in education and reviews of software, literature, and events.
  • HASTAC: Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory 
    Community containing over 16,000 members from over 400+ affiliate organizations who share ideas, news, tools, research, insights, pedagogy, methods and projects, and collaborate on various HASTAC initiatives.

Supporting Bloom’s Levels of Taxonomy

These resources can help guide your educational technology tool choices depending on the cognitive level (Bloom’s Taxonomy) that your learning outcomes and associated activities are designed for.