To tech or not to tech…

That is the question Campus Technology and others are wrestling with.  http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/12/09/5-higher-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2011.aspx

Look in items 4 and 5.  Students want more online time and interaction with their computers, but in item number 5, there is an expectation that students will close those computers and spend some more quality time in the classroom…Hmmm sounds like there is some disparity here.  How to solve this problem?  Problem based learning.  Give the students the basic lecture material online before class, quiz them on what they read/heard and then ask them to USE the material in class.  For more information on how to do this:  http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=AbJc4Kg6XQoC&oi=fnd&pg=PA215&dq=jonassen+project+based+learning&ots=Wzqsm4Natw&sig=hSsB6pASsk5UuwzOhyYEgkHFUnk#v=onepage&q=jonassen%20project%20based%20learning&f=false

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