Technology Day


Saint Xavier University hosted its Fifth Annual Technology Day on August 15, 2016.

Keynote Speaker


José Antonio Bowen, President of Goucher College

Address title: "Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning"

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. Technology has fundamentally changed our relationship to knowledge and this increases the value of critical thinking, but we need to redesign our courses to deliver this value. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class. By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.


The day includes breakout sessions designed to bring individuals from across institutions together to discuss innovation.