This is a post from the “Tip of the Week” series by Richard Lyons which is no longer available, although it is archived on Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine. Below this is a link to the full original tip at Internet Archive.
Infusing Technology Into Your Course
In an era of increasingly value-conscious, multi-tasking students, most effective instructors are searching for ways to provide richer, more personalized and relevant learning experiences. Infusing technology into your course – even if it seems like a “low-tech” discipline – is an especially effective way for achieving this goal.
Throughout our earlier tips, we have emphasized the value of regularly communicating with your students via email. Doing so vastly improves clarification of course objectives and assignments, and reduces the confusion so often common in orally presented information. In addition, encouraging students to submit drafts of assignments to you as an email attachment has been shown to substantially improve the quality of their final product, and reduces time management roadblocks for both professors and students.