"How to" Guideline series is coordinated by Helen Mongan-Rallis of the Education Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions to improve these guidelines please me at e-mail hrallis@d.umn.edu.

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Using Computers to Assist in Teaching and Learning

Developed by Helen Rallis, based on input from UMD faculty, updated January 28, 2000

Ways in which faculty are using computers to assist in teaching and learning:

To replace writing on the chalkboard/white board/overhead:

PowerPoint - to replace slides, pre-prepared overhead transparencies, and even video:

Course web pages:

(Either using TopClass course management system or faculty member creating own site using PageMill or other web-authoring software).


Online discussion forums:

Using TopClass, Web Crossing, or Tom Bacig's board.

Student created web pages:

Class e-mail alias:

Obstacles to/concerns about using computers as teaching and learning tools:

Classroom set-up:


Internet issues:

Accessibility and equity issues:

Instructor use:

Academic Snobbery

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