“The Art and Science of Teaching with Technology” – Andy Gavrin @ Cafe Inquiry
PUBLIC LECTURE, March 16th, 7pm CENTER FOR INQUIRY, DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS
CINSO and the Center for Inquiry of Indiana co-host the monthly lecture series “Cafe Inquiry.”
If you read the papers, or watch the news on TV, you have almost certainly been informed that “College classes are taught exactly the way they were 100 years ago.” While I grant that some are, many are not, and some of the biggest changes have been facilitated by developments in technology. In this presentation, we will explore the landscape of educational technologies, try at least one, and consider what makes them effective. If you have not been in a college classroom recently, come see how technology is changing the face of higher education.
Andy Gavrin is Associate Professor and Chair of Physics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and a member of IUPUI’s University College faculty. He is a co-developer of the Just-in-Time Teaching method, and an award-winning teacher. He is also Director of “Bridges to the Baccalaureate in Central Indiana,” an NIH funded initiative to increase minority participation in the biomedical and life sciences. He is a member of the Project Kaleidoscope 21st Century Faculty, and of Indiana University’s Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching. His research is focused on the use of technology in science education. He received his BS in physics from MIT, and his MS and PhD in physics from The Johns Hopkins University. He joined the faculty of IUPUI in 1995.