The issues that face Hispanic and underrepresented students in their efforts to secure STEM educations in urban colleges and, ultimately, employment in STEM fields are varied. The broad areas of intervention to address them seem to fall into a set of broad issue areas.
Teaching Technology is one of them.
Teaching Technology explores the issues associated with student performance in the classroom setting, and the degree to which technology can be used to improve the performance without the use of devices (e.g., calculators) that provide an answer without explaining the reasoning process behind the solution. The technological tools could be in-class (e.g., virtual experiments or on-demand supplemental materials) or out-of-class (e.g., online learning, virtual classrooms, or cyber-tutoring), and may be stand-alone or may connect the student to other physical or electronic supports.
DR. HERMES CALDERON ARTEGA
DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS
CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY, PUERTO RICO
DR. KENNETH PARKER
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS
NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY