Dr. Paul Woolner talks with Dr. Jim Cooper, CEO of DigitalEd, about the potential of educational technology. In the second part of their conversation below, Paul and Jim discuss how and why to collect data from instructional technology.
Listen as Dr. Steve Furino, Assistant Dean of Online Studies at the University of Waterloo discusses how to analyze the data collected in instructional technology platforms with Dr. Jim Cooper. In the second part of their discussion below, Steve and Jim talk about DigitalEd, the new digital education spinoff company from Maplesoft.
Educators have always known that different students in their classes have different needs. One of their biggest challenges is how to meet the individual needs of each student while facing the inevitable constraints of time, money, and resources. If a student fails to learn one idea properly, it will have a large impact on their future learning, but with large classes and many concepts to teach, how can an instructor ensure that their students understand?
Dr. Matthew Demers joins Jim Cooper to discuss technology’s role in accommodating for large and small class sizes.
Dr. Matthew Demers is an assistant professor at the University of Guelph. After completing his Ph.D. in mathematics in 2012, he was hired at the University of Guelph as a teaching-focused professor within the School of Engineering and received a grant with the goal of transforming the delivery of two major first-year calculus courses. Currently under the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, he instructs many very large undergraduate classes centering on calculus and differential equations for physical science and engineering students. Dr. Demers has received many accolades for his contributions to the university, being voted “Professor of the Year” by engineering students in five consecutive years, and being recognized with the prestigious “Innovation in Teaching” award by the University of Guelph Faculty Association in 2016. In the first installment of this 2-part podcast, Dr. Demers talks with Maplesoft CEO Jim Cooper about scaling instructional technology to work with different class sizes.