The Chronicle of Higher Education has a story this week about JosÃ© A. Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, who is encouraging people to "Teach Naked" or not use computers in the classroom in order to up the engagement of students.
Bowen is no luddite, rather, he suggests teachers should not use PowerPoint lectures in the classroom, lectures should be delivered online as podcasts that students watch prior to coming to class. Class time is then used for people to process the lecture, ask questions, and work in groups around key issues.
We have the capability at Luther to record audio and PowerPoint lectures so students can watch them online. If you are interested in trying Bowen's method, contact us in Learning Design & Technology and we can help you make it happen.