Christine Zaza – Distracted by Technology

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Christie Zaza is a Faculty Liaison in the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo. Her article, “Students distracted by tech leave professors longing for eye contact” appeared recently in The Conversation. In this conversation, we talk about the research she conducted with Dr. Elena Neiterman that grounds the article. Should technology be banned from the University lecture hall, or do we need to take a closer look at how students coming to today’s university are engaged by their professors. As is usually the case, the answer may lie somewhere between the two poles!