Traditional technology assessment — whether bottom-up or top-down — rarely matches the speed of technology adoption in campus teaching and learning environments; the result is often an IT infrastructure out of sync with campus practices.
BiographyDiane Sieber is the Associate Dean for Education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and Director and Faculty in Residence of the Global Engineering Residential Academic Program. Professor Sieber is a Presidentâ€™s Teaching Scholar, has been a Carnegie Teaching Scholar and has won teaching awards from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Boulder Faculty Assembly, the CU Alumni Association, and multiple honor societies. Dr. Sieber's research areas include two eras of technology-driven communication revolution: Renaissance Europe immediately post printing press, and the current networked digital age. She has published on Don Quixote, Spanish Golden Age drama, poetry and historiography, and cartographic works in Spanish Colonial New Mexico. She has also published on teaching and learning with emerging technologies in higher education. Recent work includes studies of learning through online social networks, the gamification of educational experience, and addressing learner digital distraction--by laptops, tablets and mobile phones--in classroom settings. M.A. and Ph.D., Princeton University B.A. University of Virginia
This ECAR research bulletin discusses the use of student-developed social contracts to support a vital online community of inquiry.