Technology in the classroom

Saturday, August 8, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 7:23 p.m. CDT, Saturday, August 8, 2009

In this four-part series, learn how Columbia colleges and professors are using technology to increase educational options for students.

  1. Administrators, professors look to social media to communicate with students: Columbia area educators are adopting social media as a new way of teaching and connecting with students. Educators aren't sure how best to use this technology, but are trying it out in a variety of ways.
  2. Online textbooks are gaining popularity, changing how students study:
    As the cost of printed textbooks continues to rise, some students and professors are turning to digital options to supplement learning. Online textbooks can provide additional information and resources to supplement material covered in lecture.
  3. Technological advancements increase human interaction in online classes:
    Technological advancements at MU and Stephens and Columbia colleges are intended to make online courses more like in-person classroom experiences.
  4. Columbia colleges using new technologies to improve learning, communication:
    Students can expect new technologies available to improve learning and  prepare them for life outside a college campus.


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