A consistent concern of college and university instructors is how to maintain student engagement in class and particularly as students enter class with mobile technologies. This talk focuses on how the student use of laptops and iPads in class affects student engagement and learning. Studies at the University of Michigan find that students feel more engaged and learn more when laptops are deliberately engaged in class. This talk introduces LectureTools, created by students and faculty to encourage more active dialog between students and instructors during class.
<p>Prof. Perry J. Samson is Arthur Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS) at the University of Michigan. Prof. Samson is recipient of the 2010 Professor of the Year in the State of Michigan. He is co-founder of the Weather Underground, an online weather resource, and LectureTools Inc., creator of web applications for interactive learning.</p>