There are many reasons why instructors use new technology in their teaching
- It’s shiny and new, it’s fancy! Of course I want to use it!
- If I don’t do it, I’ll be a dinosaur.
- My students are using technology that is alien to me – I better pick up on it so I can speak their language.
Why do you choose any of the teaching methods that you use? Why do you sometimes pick up chalk or a marker instead of showing a downloaded image? Why do you demonstrate how to do something rather than give a handout? I’m sure you have your reasons, and your teaching methods that involve technology need good reasons too!