Faculty Share Where and How They Learn About Technology that Supports Their Teaching
Similar to the first survey conducted at the March 9 meeting, results were posted in a discussion forum in Blackboard, Bowdoin's learning management system. Faculty were encouraged to review and reflect on the responses and then share their thoughts by engaging in asynchronous discussion.
Preference in learning about teaching technology tools
The first poll question examined how faculty prefer to learn about teaching technology tools available to support their teaching. Out of four-hundred and forty-four responses, talking with colleagues in their discipline ranked the highest. The second chosen option was one-on-one consultations with Baldwin Center for Teaching and Learning staff, Academic Technology and Consulting, and Information Technology. Third-ranked included watching pre-recorded videos of workshops and topic-specific tutorials. Complete results are displayed below.
Preference in learning how to use teaching technology
The second question focused on how faculty preferred to learn to use the selected technology. The top choices included watching recorded lectures, one-on-one consultations, and talking with colleagues in their discipline.
The BOLT team will use these survey results to modify and adjust the types of support offered to faculty as they continue to adopt technology tools to support teaching and learning here at Bowdoin.