U-CLaSS: High tech treasure or digital disaster? (Feb 26, 2018)

The February 26, 2018 U-CLaSS chat topic was Hi-Tech Treasure or Digital Disaster?  Student Perspectives on Teaching & Learning with Technology. Students spoke appreciatively of the simple format of Canvas and the move to a single Learning Management System. Several mentioned that working with their peers on solving difficult problems in Piazza was a great way to learn and to prepare for tests. Many agreed on the benefit of using apps such as Quizlet to create flashcards for themselves and fellow students. Social Learning was also highlighted through collaborative note-taking in Google Docs. TopHat got mixed reviews with some praising it for increasing engagement in classes, and others upset at its cost, the distraction of having a phone on, and the need to have a charged device to participate.