Module 5: Teaching with Technology

Selecting Appropriate Technologies:

Communication Aids


E-mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, chatrooms, and Web course management software like WebCT or Blackboard can enhance communication among students and instructors and expand access to learning. In face-to-face classes, online technologies supplement classroom-based learning, and in hybrid or fully online courses, they replace some or all of it.

To ensure successful use of these technologies, make sure that all students have access to the Internet, set up clear guidelines for use, and be prepared to help students who need extra support with computers. Additionally, have the IT department onboard to troubleshoot any technical difficulties.