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Using Technology to Enhance Learning
07.10.14 |

As director of LVC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Educational Technology, Megan Potteiger spends much of her time investigating the most innovative classroom technologies available. She then shows College faculty how to use these technologies to enhance the ways they share ideas with students and to perform stronger assessment and outcome measurements.

“Our students are coming in already having been exposed to a wide variety of technology. Our challenge is to find the best ways to reach students and have them learn, not just information on the surface, but deeply,” Potteiger says. “We look for ways to use technology to create learning experiences for students that go above and beyond what you traditionally think of—not just in presenting information, but even mapping out concepts better or interacting with people that they’ve never had a chance to interact with.”

Potteiger, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The College of William and Mary, spans the faculty-administrator nexus by virtue of her experiences at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a master’s degree in organic chemistry. At Penn, she was the Center for Teaching and Learning Senior Graduate Fellow for Teaching Excellence and won the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Potteiger is also teaching a chemistry course at LVC. She has quickly adapted many of these skills to her role with CETL.

CETL programming, which includes monthly workshops, informal discussion groups, and longer-term learning communities, doesn’t focus exclusively on technology in education. Still, Potteiger says, most discussions about enhancing the classroom experience tend to include technological innovation. For this reason, she has become a kind of ambassador between LVC’s Office of Information Technology and the faculty. “Part of what I do is help to inform IT about what the faculty needs are, and then inform the faculty about what our IT capabilities are,” she says. “It works out really well that we can have this conversation about what the faculty want, and IT can investigate the technological aspects, and I can interpret that for the faculty. There really is a lot available out there on the tech side, and we want to make sure that we can provide the best support for the faculty—and therefore to the students.”



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