Amber N. Finn and Andrew M. Ledbetter

19Instructor and Student Technology Use in the College Classroom

Abstract: Technology has become commonplace in the college classroom, offering both opportunities and challenges for instructors. We begin this chapter by examining students’ expectations for instructors’ use of technology for teaching purposes, reviewing some of the most prevalent technologies utilized by instructors currently (i.e., PowerPoint and audience response systems), and identifying best practices for effectively incorporating instructional technologies in the classroom. We then turn our attention to students’ use of their own technological devices (i.e., smartphones, tablets, and laptops) and highlight three contradictions (i.e., ...

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