Impromptu Proposal: What do our students know about technology?

During any discussion I have about social media or other technology as a pedagogical tool, I get excited and start imagining lots of possibilities. Then I try to apply them in class. One challenge I’ve faced is that students don’t always know as much about using technology (i.e., computers, the Internet, applications, etc.) as I expect. I would like to open up a discussion with others about this issue – what are your experiences? how have you handled these challenges? what tools do they know that you don’t?

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About Jennifer Coenen

I did my graduate work in German film studies, sparked by an initial interest in language. I now teach first-year and professional writing. I enjoy learning about and using digital technology, and have always tried to incorporate it into the courses I teach.