Basic Understanding

  • Define Classroom Monitoring Tool:
    Software that enables a teacher to see all student computers within a computer-based classroom and control their desktops.
  • Basic Pedagogical Use:
    LAN School helps to remove distractions such as the internet, email, and games to teach more effectively.
  • Incorporate pedagogical approaches such as collaborative learning, peer teaching, direct teaching, just-in-time-teaching when using the software

Pros

  • Students may learn from one another.
  • Can prevent distractions
  • Can replace the need for traditional clickers in the classroom

Cons

  • Students may feel that their privacy is invaded
  • May feel self-conscious that others are watching

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Tool Information Pages (TIP) are intended to be an introduction to various technology tools and their specific implementation here at the University. The tabs "Basic Understanding" and "Pros and Cons" describe and define each tool in its generic form. Starting with "Basic Operation," it becomes specific to the UM option and highlights a bulleted list of concepts that would roughly correspond to that level of operational understanding. Faculty may use these lists to help identify their level of understanding of a given tool, especially in conjunction with ETS training offerings or requests.

For further information, please contact:
Rosalia Reyes-Webb
Learning Technology Specialist
Educational Technology Services
301-405-0309
Rosalia5@umd.edu

Intermediate Operation

Use the list of concepts below to self-evaluate your level of operational understanding. If you are familiar and comfortable with the utility and implementation of most or all of these items, you are (at least) at the intermediate level of operational understanding.

Advanced Operation

Use the list of concepts below to self-evaluate your level of operational understanding. If you are familiar and comfortable with the utility and implementation of most or all of these items, you are at the advanced level of operational understanding.