Document cameras are in almost every classroom on campus, but instructors rarely take full advantage of these versatile teaching tools. That’s understandable, with so much emphasis these days on social media, mobile technology, and “the cloud.” But sometimes, doing it “old school” can still be an effective and engaging way to help students learn. And it can be easy for the instructor, too.
The document camera is like an old-style overhead projector, but it can show much more than printed materials, and in much greater detail. “Objects that we’ll explore will include the detail in a circuit board, the veins of a leaf, and what the inscription on the five dollar bill reads,” said Smith. “We’ll also show how a 99-cent spiral notebook allows faculty to easily keep and recall an entire semester worth of class notes and illustrations.”
This workshop will be held at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s facilities located at 301 S. Main St. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.