Presented by Derek Bruff, Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

An understanding of how learning works can help us make teaching choices that more effectively foster student learning. When new technologies enter the scene, however, it’s not always clear how they fit into this process. Educational technology can facilitate new avenues for student learning, but if we’re not careful to use that technology in ways consistent with principles of learning, the technology can become just a distracting shiny object. In this talk, we’ll explore a few of those principles of learning and how they can help us be more intentional and effective teachers—with or without technology.