Technology Enhanced Teaching

Monday, February 17th, 2014

As of January 2nd, the GED® test is offered as a computer-based test (CBT) only. Following the lead of GED Testing Service® (GEDTS), content providers have been moving their instruction into the online environment. Many publishers have released online instructional systems to better prepare learners for the CBT.

Regardless of which product you choose to use in your program the question remains – can I use this product in my classroom?  My answer, yes. Just as you use a common text to guide the student you can use the online environment to assist your student.

Example:  I used an online system to help me teach comma usage. For those of you who don’t know me well enough to read my draft work you should know I am the comma splice king – just ask Erin O’Donnell of Thorn Hill Education Center.  I have no business teaching use of commas, and therefore using the videos and drills created in online lessons I was able to lead instruction for my students.

From the lesson students can then work in their individual accounts and get the benefits of online education. As the instructor I can walk the room and check on individual work, offer suggestions or be hands off.

This hybrid approach joins together traditional instruction with non-traditional materials, and benefits students not only in their studies but in their acquisition of technology skills as well. I think you will also find students engaged in a different way than in a traditional lecture format.

Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

 

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