Edtech is here whether we like it or not, says CV contributor

June 9, 2016

“As faculty members, if we don’t offer students a certain level of engagement with the material, it’s entirely possible that we might come to work on the first day of the semester and find nobody there to teach,” writes Professor Jonathan Rees for Chronicle Vitae. Rees lays out this warning for professors who resist changing their teaching styles to suit changing expectations from students, combined with the increasing tendency for students to leave institutions that they do not find engaging. Speaking directly to professors, Rees concludes that “it’s not that anything you’ve done before is somehow less effective, it’s that the overall environment in which you’ve been teaching has changed—both for the better and for the worse.” Chronicle Vitae