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Abstract Title: Technology and Instructional Reform in STEM Education: Beyond the Classroom
Abstract: Research in postsecondary education has focused on the pedagogical effectiveness of technology in the classroom.  Most relevant literature focuses on students' cognitive development, professional development of faculty members, and course and curricular translation into digital platforms. The AAU Initiative for the Reform of Undergraduate Education shows that many of the factors affecting the successful use of technology in STEM education lie beyond individual faculty members and students.  Reward structures that influence faculty time allocation are set at the institutional level.  Administrators select educational software to control costs rather than to maximize learning.  This presentation draws on recent experience with the AAU Initiative to describe the variety of factors potentially affecting faculty and student use of technology in teaching and learning.
Abstract Type: Plenary

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: James Fairweather
Michigan State University

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