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Friday, February 16 • 2:35pm - 3:00pm
#5 - Sociology In Everyday Life: Learning by Doing

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Technology: I have students complete class assignments by creating a unique and individualized blog. The use of computer/web technology allows students to use a technology that they may be familiar with and complete work in a more personalized and creative way than simply typing up a paper. Additionally, the blog format allows students to share their work with others thus knowing that others will be reading can motivate students to care more about the final product. Moreover, the blog format allows students to incorporate pictures, videos, etc. to illustrate their understanding more so than the traditional term paper.
Evidence: Some students have said they are visual learners and like the option when given to create or include a picture or diagram that would not normally be able to be included in a term paper. Some students have said that the weekly assignments helped them really see and understand the material than just learning it in class and forgetting about it. Also, test scores on the whole were higher than past semesters where I have not included this technology.
Broader Impacts: It can provide a new skill to those who may need to know how to in the future. Additionally, the student will have a work at the end of class that they may be able to use for another class-I think of graphic design and or journalism.

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JY

Jerrod Yarosh

Lecturer, Appalachian State University


Friday February 16, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm PST
E-Poster Session 2 Plemmons Student Union

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