Wednesdays, January 21, and 28 and February 4, 2009, 1pm EST
Eli Collins-Brown, Methodist College of Nursing,
Steve Gilbert, Steve Ehrmann, TLT Group and
Students and faculty members can differ in
many ways that matter in a course. How can faculty make use
of technology to discover some of the more subtle, important
differences among students? When students differ in what
they bring to the course (culture, skills, preconceptions,
knowledge), how can faculty and students use technology in
ways that make diversity into an asset for the course?
acknowledge the challenge(s) and complexity of "diversity."
workshop is not the same old diversity discussion. We'll be
confronting this befuddling and debilitating paradox:
A) People are tired of
conversations about diversity, technology and engagement
B) People are reluctant to
talk about more complex, difficult, and painful
challenges that are becoming more pressing - about the
interaction of diversity, engagement, technology - BOTH
at the institutional level and the individual course
each of the three sessions of this workshop, we will
introduce some 'take-away' ideas and tools that faculty and
those who support faculty can use, easily and inexpensively,
to improve teaching and learning.
And we are looking for participants who will do the same:
bring their own experiences and ideas to the workshop, and
share them with other participants. We'll have some
materials to help you prepare for each session, and we'll be
polling participants to see who has relevant ideas and
experiences to share in each session.
AUDIENCE: faculty support/development staff; faculty;
graduate teaching assistants; human resources staff.
One: Uncovering Diversity:
How we can use technology to discover the dimensions and
extent of diversity in the group you're working with as
well as to discover the different reasons why students
may not be doing well in the same teaching/learning
Session Two: Reducing the Gap:
How we can identify and deal constructively with the
significant gap that exists with respect to the use of
technology among diverse groups and individuals. We will
focus on realizing more of the potential of COMMONLY
AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY for teaching and learning for
groups that have access to common tools (e.g., cell
phones) but who have not had
much opportunity to experience the educational uses of
these common tools.
Session Three: Taking advantage of
How we can use technology to take advantage of student
diversity - or even extend that diversity? What are some
instructional possibilities - among students taking the
same course or perhaps students in different courses in
All of the TLT Group’s online
offerings include use of “low threshold” tools,
examination of controversial issues, options for
participants with a range of experience, and
suggestions for assessment as you integrate what
you’ve learned into your repertoire. For
information about how TLT events are different from
most others you've attended, click
For information about this and other TLT Group
workshop, click HERE.
Participants should sign-in 15
for tech instructions and to meet others in the
group; they also have the option of remaining online
for a half-hour follow-up discussion immediately
after the workshop.
for this three-part workshop.
you are considering registering, and are NOT a
subscriber or Individual Member, consider also
becoming one and paying the member price of $95 plus
$150 instead of $225.
The prices listed here are for single
participant registration. If you plan to register
as a group, please see information about the Group
Pricing discount at