Increasing Student Engagement with Technology

The ideas and resources in this guide have been selected based on efficiency in teaching and pedagogical practices.

Increasing student engagement requires a strategy more than any tool.  Taylor & Parsons (2011) identified six factors for increasing student engagement:

six pillars of engagement - Interaction, Exploration, Relevance, Multimedia, Challenging Instruction, Assessment

Devising strategies for your class in these areas based on your content, teaching environment, level of comfort with technology, and the characteristics of your students will help you to select tools that will increase student engagement.