My name is Monica Ketchum and I’m Professor of History at Arizona Western College, where I teach a wide range of history survey classes in a variety of modalities, including traditional face-to-face; hybrid, or blended; and fully online. When I began my teaching career, classroom technology was limited to overhead projectors, televisions with VCRs, and chalkboards. Over the course of 15 years in higher education, I have witnessed the introduction of new technology and have incorporated many into my teaching. This blog is focused on integrating technology into history education at the college level, although I suspect that many teaching technologies will be applicable across several disciplines.
This blog is part of a course I am taking at Walden University, and as such my goals related to the course include:
- Evaluating new technology and its applicability to teaching history
- Integrating tech tools into online and hybrid learning environments to improve student collaboration
- Improving accessibility for diverse learners using technology
- Effectively employing technology to engage learners, develop historical thinking skills, and improve student learning outcomes
I’m looking forward to sharing what I learn with the community and value your feedback.