Technology for Fostering Student Engagement in Face-to-Face, Blended, or Online Environments
Abstract: Instructional technology can be used to engage students in more flexible in-class learning experience, both in K-12 classrooms and in the university setting. This flexibility is also a foundation of a differentiated classroom. This paper will explore how instructional technology can be harnessed as a tool to help teachers 1) promote a positive learning environment, 2) gather formative assessment data, 3) proactively attend to the diverse learning needs of students, and 4) allow students to pursue tasks tailored to their interests. Of particular emphasis will be strategies for capitalizing on the flexibility provided by digital tools in order to improve student learning and how to apply new technologies to promote student learning.