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Please note: the location for this event is the Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Room 114, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


  • Ed Dixon, Ph.D., Technology Director, Penn Language Center  
  • Joe Schaffner, Courseware Support Librarian, Penn Libraries


In this workshop, we will share how technology can prepare students for in-class activities. 
For faculty, TAs, and staff. 

Participants will consider: "What do you want students to take away from class?" Workshop facilitators will model classroom scenarios to demonstrate how technology can prepare students for achieving learning goals. Participants will explore instructional technology tools and develop pre-class activities of their own. 


The workshop will include demonstrations of and hands-on experience with:

  • Canvas (discussions, groups, quizzes, etc.)
  • Qualtrics (surveys)
  • Piazza (communication and collaboration)
  • Poll Everywhere (real-time polling)
  • PowerNotes (annotation tool)
  • VoiceThread (multimedia presentation tool)


This workshop is intended for all disciplines and instructional levels (ungraduate, graduate, and professional). Modelling scenarios will be take from from the humanities, STEM, and language education. 

Workshop Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Find information about technology available at Penn for teaching, research, and learning
  • Explore technology for designing pre-class activities 
  • Select appropriate technology to prepare students for class sessions
  • Integrate technology-mediated activities throughout a course 


This workshop is for:

  • Faculty 
  • TAs
  • Staff who provide pedagogical and/or technological support for instructors or TAs

This session is the first in a three-workshop series on teaching with technology. It will be followed by:

Related LibGuide: Digital Pedagogy Workshop Series by Leqi Liu

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Digital Pedagogy
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Event Organizer

Katie Rawson