Breakout Session

Intentionality and Technology: A First Year Seminar about Mindfulness and Screen Time.

Track: Student work

Breakout Session VI
Fri 920: am – 10:15 am

Abstract
The presentation describes a new First Year Seminar designed to encourage incoming Drew students to pay attention to their screen time and how online behavior affects their “real” lives. Students will study the larger debates about how technology use impacts education and society, and will create arguments for multiple sides of the debate. They will use information from this research to examine their own online behavior, identity creation, multi-tasking, and technology-induced stress. Students will devise an intentionality plan for daily technology use. Since the course will be nearing its conclusion at the time of this presentation, preliminary results will be included.

Gamin Bartle
Director of Instructional Technology Services and ITS Manager of Faculty Development
Drew University

Bio / Expertise
Gamin Bartle, Ph.D., is Director of Instructional Technology Services and ITS Manager of Faculty Development at Drew University. Before coming to Drew she taught German and managed Language Resource Centers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Currently, Gamin completed a Graduate Certificate in Training and Educational Technology in the Educational Technology Leadership program at George Washington University.