Teaching Strategies and Assessment Measures for Rapidly Changing Technology

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Thursday, 3 August, 10 - 10:30 am
Room 156

Technology changes rapidly in the computer graphics field, and faculty members find themselves continually updating and changing their courses to keep up with current changes in the technology. Many problems can arise in assessment while keeping up with the technology, to the point where some assessment measures may become obsolete. In response to that, this paper explores a number of questions that deal with the issue of rapidly changing technology within the learning situation and assesses a program in this type of environment. It also addresses: How does an educator keep up, and what is the significance in teaching the old technology vs. the new or upgraded technology? How do educators assess student success? How does an educator assess the technology skill level and set a base for continued course assessment throughout a degree program?

Jana Whittington
Purdue University Calumet
janaart (at) mac.com

Kim J. Nankivell
Purdue University Calumet