In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles welcome Dr. Chris Miller, Senior Professor of Biblical Studies at Cedarville University, onto the podcast. Dr. Miller has been integrating technology into his teaching for decades. Check out the episode to hear about the results he sees from his students because of integrating technology as well as the shifting landscape of student needs and learning habits.
From his years of teaching, Dr. Miller recognizes that his students’ needs change from year to year and from class to class and adapts his teaching based on his observations of his students. He recognizes that students are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic on their habits and learning practices.
Dr. Miller has always tried to be “on the bleeding edge” of using technology in his teaching. He believes that technology can allow for clear communication between student and instructor. Technology also keeps him organized and ensures he fully understands what he’s teaching. Dr. Miller also provides his slides and his screen recordings for students who cannot attend class due to things such as sickness or athletic events, seeing it as making his content accessible to students. He realizes that making his content available and accessible can provide an avenue for students to not attend class. However, that pushes him to put more effort into his teaching and make sure his love for the content is visible to incentivize students to still attend.
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