October 17, 2014
In many classrooms, faculty can now teach untethered — freeing them to move about the room and mingle with students who are working on problems both individually and as teams.
Biology Professor Mary-Pat Stein said teaching untethered allows her to directly interact with students, even in a large class.
"We actually get into the classroom, talk to students, and have them annotate on an iPad," she said. "Teaching untethered is what we need to do because we need to interact with our students."
Before getting started, instructors can review a list to see if their classroom has been set up for untethered teaching. A video on how to teach untethered is available as a tutorial, or contact the Faculty Technology Center for help.