For the past two years, attendees of our annual Engaging Students Through Technology symposium have raved about the student panels moderated by Peter Decherney where Penn students present to Penn faculty their unabridged perspectives on technology use in teaching and learning. We posted the (hour long!) videos shortly after each symposium. We have just uploaded three short excerpts from the 2011 student panel. In this one-minute video, Alex Rafi compares the new behavior of Facebook browsing during class to the not-so-new behavior of doodling in class.
Next, the four students tackle a question from the audience: “Who is responsible for keeping students engaged in class?”
The third video captures a moment that many faculty described as “eye-opening”. Harrison Lieberfarb describes how he and his classmates take notes collaboratively using GoogleDocs during lectures.
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