You’ve now had a chance to gain a deeper understanding of not simply “how-to,” but “why” to use technology to enhance learning in your class. You’re ready to begin. Crucial to your success is building your own personal learning community, whether it’s just a few other faculty where you work or a worldwide network of experts, having other people’s experience when something goes wrong is invaluable. Many teachers are afraid of using technology because of the fear of when it’s not working. Having a PLC is one way to foolproof your class so that when things go wrong—and they will—you have a knowledgeable group of people to turn to before it becomes a disaster.

Remember that making mistakes and failing are the keys to real learning success. When your students witness your willingness to take chances and make course corrections, they will see that they have your permission to step outside their own comfort zones and aim for truly authentic learning.

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