CTE Teaching Tip of the Week: MEEC - Changing the University Lecture

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Engagement in the classroom is key to student learning. Assistant Professor Ronald A. Yaros at the University of Maryland's Journalism school proposes a unique way to hold students' attention by using tablets in his lectures. Professor Yaros creates a new kind of classroom experience, which he calls a MEEC (manageable educational environment for collaboration) by shifting students' focus from a front screen to the iPads right in front of them. His preliminary research shows promising results that mixing tablet technology within a physical classroom setting will actively engage students. Learn more and watch this video goo.gl/8xMUx7.

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