Addressing the Problem of Faculty Resistance to using Educational Media in Active Learning instructional Strategies
James Morrison, University of North Carolina, United States
The 21st-century workplace will demand a range of skills from workers. To function in this new context, college graduates must be able to access, evaluate, and communicate information; use information technology tools effectively; and work with others across cultural lines. Increasing concern that the traditional lecture method does not support the development of these competencies has led to calls for a change from passive to active (authentic) learning strategies, such as project-based learning, problem-based learning, or inquiry-based learning. This session will advance the argument that technology-enhanced active learning strategies are more effective in developing needed competencies in students, describe why faculty members resist adopting these strategies, and discuss approaches to broaden the instructional repertoires of faculty members to include active-learning instructional strategies.
Morrison, J. (2009). Addressing the Problem of Faculty Resistance to using Educational Media in Active Learning instructional Strategies. Presented at EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009.
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