ERIC Number: ED254146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Teaching, Technology, and the Future.
Perspectives on the improvement of college teaching and the contribution of high technology teaching tools are discussed. After reviewing some definitions of excellence in teaching found in the literature, the following competencies that are characteristic of "good" teachers are proposed: excellent knowledge of subject area; good organization; enthusiasm for subject and teaching; empathy toward students; good communication; fairness and impartiality; adaptability to new techniques and knowledge; development of creative and inquiring minds; and a sense of humor. It is suggested that the effective teacher will use the appropriate high tech teaching mechanisms to increase teaching effectiveness. Technological aids include computer assisted/managed instruction, audio tape cassettes, microcomputer-based courses, and video discs. Using technology, students who live great distances from campus can still be actively involved in curricular activities. In addition, influential experts can share their knowledge on campus through telecommunications and video. It is recommended that the administrator should provide opportunities, encouragement, and incentives to improve teaching. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference on University Teaching (1st, Las Cruces, NM, 1984).