Presentation Title

Leveraging Technology to Engage Students in Discussions

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

3-15-2023

Abstract or Description

Using technology to facilitate an in-class, face-to-face discussion seems counterintuitive; however, using technology like Parlay can increase student preparation for and engagement in Socratic style discussions. This pilot study investigated the use of Parlay in a social studies methods class to see if the use of technology increased student engagement in whole-class discussions. Preliminary findings indicate that participation and engagement did increase throughout the semester; however, participants expressed feelings of frustration when using the technology.

Comments

Georgia Southern University faculty member, Elizabeth Barrow presented Leveraging Technology to Engage Students in Discussions in the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference, March 2023.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference

Location

New Orleans, LA

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