COLTT 2013 is coming soon and with it a wide array of sessions on teaching technologies and current issues in teaching and learning with technology. CU-Boulder's own Doug Duncan will lead a research-based session on “How Faculty Can Affect Student Texting, Distraction, Grades, and Attitudes." Duncan asserts that the coexistence of teaching technologies and enticing digital devices creates an environment in which instructors are competing for the attention of their students. He and his team will present research and lead a discussion on how faculty members can discuss technology use with their students to enhance participation in the classroom.
Dr. Duncan has experience in technology, museums, teaching, and science communication. He authored the first book on teaching with student response systems: “Clickers in the Classroom" (2006). His current research, done jointly with sociologist Dr. Angel Hoekstra, concerns how the use of technology affects students’ performance, behavior, and attitudes.
Early registration rates for the 16th Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference are available until midnight on July 17. The conference is held in the Wolf Law Building on the CU-Boulder campus. You can find conference and registration information here: https://www.cusys.edu/coltt/2013/registration
Check out the COLTT wiki for up-to-date session listings and conference schedule: http://coltt2013.pbworks.com/