Publications

2018

Kavanaugh, M. (2018). The impact of technology on teaching and learning: Does anyone miss the chalkboard. In Harish, R.J., Bridges, K.R., Sattler, D.N., Signorella, M., & Munson, M. (Eds.). (2018). The Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http:teachpsych.org/ebooks/

"We lead off with an overview of the eBook by Mark Kavanaugh. In his chapter, Kavanaugh reminisces about the change from chalkboards to whiteboards as an analogy to the continuous changes occurring in regard to technology and its applications to instruction. Taking a cultural viewpoint on these trends, this chapter explores the impact of technology on classroom norms and expectations. These changes are not only driven by innovative instructors, but also by other stakeholders such as school administrators and IT professionals. In the end, the technology must accomplish the goals set forth by the teacher. This can only be done through a well-thought-out application of the technology in the classroom by a teacher who understands both the strengths and limitations of the innovation. The author introduces the reader to Kranzberg’s Six Laws of Technology, summarizes the content of the entire book, and leaves would-be technology adopters with some hard-learned advice for exploring the wonderful, and challenging, world of instructional technology in their own classrooms."

Comments

Mark, you wrote that you are pulled to: "add my own harmonies to the symphony;" and I am so hopeful about the orchestration! And, I'm ready to submit that these are operatic dramas that play powerful roles in student success and engagement here, at KV. I appreciate your offerings, and your syncopating resonance carrying a steady cadence of learning and teaching, in all you do.

Your simple prose and profound statements about innovation, transformation, and the laws of technology (and change) embody the tensions that both cause the turbulence that shakes the plane mid-flight AND that holds that very dynamic invention in the air for flight, itself. We forget that these tensions are required, and despite the feelings of 'turbulence,' these are gifts that remind us to soar. (Rebecca Martin)

Excellent writing in that chapter. I highly agree with you, the loss off the chalk board to me is like losing the teacher in the classroom for online math. Lol. Never though about how the rythem of the chalk actually dis play a role in how we learned. It really gave a sensory impact to remembering different lessons, specially math equations. The clicking of the darn mouse isn't doing it for me. Haha. Again awesome writing and great insight. (Michael Evans)




Mark Kavanaugh 2017