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BYOD – Bring Your Own Device 1:1 Programs


Long time reader, first time blogger. This is my first blog post on the DyKnow blog and hopefully the first of many to come. I recently spent 4 great days in Austin, TX at the TCEA annual conference (Texas Computer Educators Association). If you’re not familiar with TCEA it is one of the largest K12 education technology conferences in the US.

I had the opportunity to sit in during a one-to-one computing roundtable event that several public and private school administrators attended to share best practices, ask questions and talk openly about one to one computing.  Read More…


Is Technology Really Killing the Lecture?


Today I read an article on the Wired Campus blog (The Chronicle of Higher Education) about professors at NYU using podcasts and lecture capture technologies to free more time during class for personalized instruction. This teaching technique is trending upward rapidly, but it isn’t necessarily new. One of my favorite presentations about this methodology is called the Upside-down Classroom by Dr. Dave Berque from DePauw University. He has been presenting on the Upside-down Classroom for many years.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this approach, let me explain.  Read More…



Professor in the Department of Engineering Education
Virginia Tech

So tell me a little bit about your personal teaching philosophy and teaching goals.

My teaching strategy has definitely changed since the College of Engineering started the tablet PC program in 2006. A big part of my teaching philosophy now is about developing a two-way feedback system in the class so I constantly know what my students know and can build on their understanding. Research on student learning supports this strategy and I think DyKnow Vision really helps me in implementing this strategy.  Read More…


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