Welcome to the ChemTechEd blog!
Given the increasing demand from post-secondary students for accessibility and flexibility in learning, traditional education institutions are needing to adapt to a competitive market in which for-profit universities and e-learning companies are aggressively pursuing student “consumers”. How are we as educators adapting to effectively incorporate technology that will allow us to engage students completely fluent in social networking and raised with a 24/7 connectivity to a worldwide knowledge base that is assumed to be as elemental as breathing?
As a full-time tutor and part-time instructor at a community college, I want to explore current trends of technology and social media in education particularly focusing on adult education and Chemistry 11/12. I am interested in ways technology could facilitate tutoring, enhance teaching and in both areas build and support learning communities. To be perfectly honest, I am a novice in this area so this blog will be a definite learning experience of identifying useful resources on teaching & technology, other blogs or platforms focused on the same topic, and refining my own teaching philosophy with regards to technology.