Use Them or Lose Them: Digital Devices for Student Engagement

On Demand
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Additional On-Demand Content
Since fall 2018, the UT Knoxville, driven by student feedback, has provided a campus-wide personal response system license, funded by the student technology fee. All students can now use their digital devices rather than purchase clickers for in-class interactions. However, some instructors have been reluctant to allow student device use in the classroom because they consider such devices a distraction, even disruption, to learning. The Office of Information Technology developed training that helps faculty realize the value of student-owned devices for increased classroom engagement and provides guidelines for their effective use. We will offer highlights and insights from the faculty training.

Outcomes: Identify strategies for managing digital distractions ranging from self-regulation tips to classroom policy * Implement at least 3 instructional techniques using digital devices in the classroom * Propose a training solution that encourages the use of personal digital devices for learning


  • Christina Goode

    IT Specialist III, The University of Tennessee
  • Iryna Loboda

    Senior Learning Technology Specialist, The University of Tennessee
  • Jian Su

    Instructional Design Specialist, The University of Tennessee

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