The CTSE supports and encourages the use of technology to achieve course objectives based on educational research and best practices. Applying the appropriate blend of pedagogy and technology into the curriculum has many potential benefits for your students in the face-to-face, technology-enhanced, and online learning environments. According to Barkley (2010) students need to be active participants in the process of learning in order to learn well and deeply. Learning technologies provide students with the opportunity to collaborate with one another, create and make meaning of knowledge, interact with course materials, as well as communicate in multiple ways.

Barkley, E.F. (2010). Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Collaborative Learning Classrooms

Collaborative Learning Classrooms (CLC) are designed to facilitate student-centered learning activities that directly engage students in the learning process. This collaborative learning space can be used to develop problem-solving skills, accommodate team projects, and increase student participation. The CLC learning environment encourages learning through peer instruction and active learning, and its design encourages interaction among students and the inclusion of all student voices.
To learn how to adapt your pedagogy to these new learning spaces, please see the CTSE's Guide to CLCs. You may also contact the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence at ctse@suffolk.edu
For technology training in CLCs contact service desk at servicedesk@suffolk.edu

ITS Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology support group provides faculty with the tools, instruction and support needed to integrate teaching and learning technologies into their curriculum. Learn more about their services.