Episode 8: Innovative Ways to Involve Students and Integrate Technology Into Your Courses with Dr. Mike Wesch
Description: Dr. Michael Wesch joins me in episode #8 to discuss innovative ways to involve students and integrate technology in both online and face-to-face courses.
Since his "A Vision of Students Today" YouTube video went viral back in 2007 (5+ million views), he has become well-known for challenging us to think about how we design innovative, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences in our courses.
The New York Times listed him as one of 10 professors in the nation whose courses “mess with old models" (which is the point of the Lecture Breakers podcast!).
This episode will make you think about your own creativity and how you approach innovation in your courses. He explains, "The new lecture podium is the Youtube 16:9 square" which challenges all of us to re-think our roles as educators and how our students interact with technology for the purposes of teaching and learning.
We also talk about active learning in large classes (75-450 students!), assessment, time management, and more. Be sure to listen to the end. It’s an honest conversation with a trailblazer in teaching and learning in higher education.
- Watch the video A Vision of Students Today
- Check out Mike's YouTube channel
- Read more about the Human Scatterplot Activity
- Read (or re-read) Parker Palmer's The Courage to Teach (who, why, how, what)
- Download free Barbi's whitepaper 10 Strategies to Encourage Students to Actually DO the Pre-Class Work in Flipped and Active Learning Classrooms
- Listen to the interesting strategy to encourage students to read (around 20:22). Mike talks about how to think about reading as a "conversation" and how your role becomes "a guide through that conversation."
- Watch Mike's Simplify video: Simplify: 10 Tips for Online Teaching
- Take a look at the Humans of New York website.
- Take a look at Mike's ANTH101 website
- Listen to the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
- Connect with Mike: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
- Join the free Lecture Breakers Facebook group
- Don't miss an episode! Be sure to subscribe to the show!