Preparing to Use and Embed 3D Technology in the Classroom to Enhance Student Engagement and Active Learning
Raffaella Diotti, Assistant Professor; Seher Atamturktur, Professor, Biological Sciences; Mark Lennerton, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology, All from Bronx Community College
Technology, properly used, can support student centered active learning in the classroom. This presentation explores the challenges of creating professional development tools/workshops to support novices in learning about different 3D technologies, developing the skills to utilize and embed 3D printing in different subject areas, and creating SMART assignments supporting the learning outcomes for the class. The presentation aims to inspire the participants to think about how to engage with 3D printing, a technology that allows users to create their own material or benefit from models created by other users, and how it could be used to enrich their teaching.