Technology is a vital tool for the classroom, but do these new digital tools effectively promote student learning?
Our research focuses on how instructors and students can benefit from the use of technology. We are interested in the conditions under which technology, such as clickers and instant messages, allows students to engage with difficult course concepts in new ways and create more avenues for learning.
See below for a complete list of grants, publications, and presentations related to Teaching with Technology research.
Cook, R., & Calkins, S. (2013). More than recall and opinion: Using clickers to promote complex thinking. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, (24) 2.
Pazos, P., Chung, J., & Micari, M. (2013). Instant Messaging as a task-support tool in information technology organizations. Journal of Business Communication, 50(1), 68-86. Link to publisher website.
Ben-David Kolikant, Y., Drane, D., & Calkins, S. (2010). Clickers as catalysts for transformation of both students and teachers. College Teaching, 58(4), 127-135. See publisher's website
Bode, M., Drane, D., Ben-David Kolikant, Y., & Schuller, M. (2009). A clicker approach to teaching calculus. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 56(2), 253–256. See publisher's website.
Aravamudan, N., Calkins, S., Schuller, M., & Rubel, D. (2008). Integrating teaching and technology: Facilitating student-centered teaching for graduate students at a research university. Journal of Graduate and Professional Student Development.
Pazos, P., Linsenmeier, R., & Olds, S. (2007). Using technology to promote active learning in biomedical engineering. Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference. See publisher's website.
Calkins, S. (2011, May). Facilitating learning in blended and online learning environments. Searbury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL.
Baker, H., & Calkins, S. (2011, July). Enhancing teaching with technology. Workshop presented to faculty of An-Najah University. (Palestine).
Calkins, S., Aravamudan, N., Schuller, M., & Rubel, D. (2005, November). Integrating teaching & technology: Facilitating student-centered teaching for graduate students at a research university. Presented to the Association for Studies in Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Nielsen, B., & Calkins, S. (2005). What is all this technology for, anyway? The Teaching, Learning & Technology Workshops. Presented to the 2East: Bibliographic Resources and Scholarly Technologies Faculty Forum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.