Technology is integrated into all courses by the simple nature of our digital world. Here, “technology integration” refers to personal, instructional, and assistive technologies where they meet the students: in the course design and facilitation.
Technology is integrated into all courses by the simple nature of our digital world. This Toolkit, however, discusses its integration beyond back-end databases and delivery platforms. Here, “technology integration” refers not to grading or registration systems, but to personal, instructional (also referred to as educational), and assistive technologies where they meet the students: in the course design and facilitation. This integration should be intentional, with the aim of helping students succeed in meeting the objectives, goals, and competencies of their programs and become better-equipped lifelong learners.
The lines between personal, instructional (educational), and assistive technologies are not clear cut. Learn more about the distinctions on the page linked above.
Visit the overview, linked above, as you begin preparation for technology integration in your course. This includes the "need to know" considerations for strategies, planning, and technology selection. If you want to jump straight to knowing the tools available to you at the Bloomberg School, you can visit our Technology for Teaching page.
When integrating technology into your instruction, it is important to know where to go for help. To this end, we offer information on Technology Support at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on the page linked above.