No More "Tiers" for Classroom Technologies

Monday, February 03 | 3:15PM–5:30PM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development

Since the use of technology became widely available for classrooms and leaning spaces, many schools have used basic technology taxonomies to describe the type of technology recommendations and level of complexity for different type of spaces. Cornell's "classroom tiers" was reframed from a technology focused "tiers" to a format that outlines the teaching and learning activities that can be enabled by the use of technologies. This presentation will describe how the new framework was developed, and how it is helping to develop, implement and evaluate more innovative and cost-effective technologies in classrooms and learning spaces.

OUTCOMES: Develop teaching and learning classroom use cases to describe the type of activities to be enabled by technologies * Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of using a simple technology taxonomy combined with a potential range of teaching activities * Understand how to develop a descriptive process to describe the use of classroom technologies paired with strategic recommendations


  • Barbara Friedman

    Director, Customer Service and Support, Cornell University
  • Clare van den Blink

    Senior IT Advisor, Pace University

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