Providing Online Training and Tutoring for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Technology in the Classroom

Providing Online Training and Tutoring for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Dr. Shannon Farris

Assistant Professor of Psychology Saint Leo University

“I proposed to run a pilot program using that live online format, and what happened—that was absolutely amazing and unanticipated—is that students were feeling really connected for about an hour with material that was very stressful, usually anxiety-provoking to both traditional and non-traditional students, and they wanted more. ”

Students around the world flock to online writing classes taught by Dr. Shannon Farris. Farris’s live, online classes focus on increasing use of technology, including Turnitin Feedback Studio, in the classroom. Farris is adamant that web-based classes make learning accessible and create a low-stakes environment, reducing the anxiety that often comes with schoolwork. “There’s so much more that we can do with it to streamline the education process and help students write better—but also how it can help me serve my students better.”

Farris tailors courses specifically for faculty, to improve their use of technology to engage students and built rapport, and students, to help them access tools that will improve and ease their academic experience. “The students and the faculty get so much out of it as well, and it’s very gratifying.”