Teaching, Learning & Using Tech in the Online Classroom


  • Maja Zelihic
  • Lora L. Reed


As higher education evolves to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner, often with technology in an online classroom, relevant questions related to course content and delivery inevitably emerge. This paper explores some of those questions. Specifically, the researchers consider: How much is too much when it comes to cutting edge technological developments within the online classroom and learning platforms? Does the quality of education truly depend on an instructor’s expertise in using the newest technologies in the classroom? Do technologies assist in reaching the diverse learning needs of students? Do online ‘bells and whistles’ really motivate learners to learn? Finally, which technologies work best for learning considering modalities, styles and outcomes?