Technology-intensive learning

Technological advancements are quietly affecting the total environment for learning science, mathematics and engineering in the undergraduate SME&T community. But are we making the best use of these resources – for our students, for ourselves, for our institutions?

Key questions to ask include:

  • How can information technologies serve contemporary goals for student learning?
  • Do our programs help students use the tools of technology to do science as scientists do science, while they are becoming aware of connections between what they are learning in the classroom and the world beyond the campus?
  • How can technologies facilitate the building of collaborative communities of learners?
  • How can an institution use information technologies to build on its peculiar distinctiveness to make a more attractive learning community for its students and faculty?