Text messaging has changed the world by providing instant communication in any location. Whether sitting in class, walking to work, or lying in bed, our hands expertly pluck mobile devices out of our pockets and connect us with the cosmos. What if we could adapt this modern technology to fit educational purposes? Building Information Technology Skills (BITS), the College of Business (COB), and UWEC students from the English Department Internship in Writing have teamed up to provide the resources for expanding electronic education. The content was originally created by BITS Writing Intern Samantha Muehleis (English, Scientific and Technical Writing) and continues to be developed by the current intern, Andy Seifert (English, Creative Writing).
Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience is a website designed to facilitate the technological needs of educators and students. The site includes a repository of online tools that enables users to take advantage of multimedia, communication, and collaboration resources. Not only do these tools unify learning, but they enable teaching outside of the classroom for individual learners.
Three UWEC teachers have used online tools to add audio and video to lectures and PowerPoint presentations. They took advantage of online resources to expand the students’ learning options. Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience simplifies the process by providing links and explanations for online technology tools.
The site began as a form of protection from a pandemic and evolved, along with technology, into an accessible resource fostering life-long learning for everyone.
Visit http://www.uwec/edu/bits/techtools and find out more.