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Teaching & Learning

Technology

Teaching & Learning

Classrooms

All classrooms are equipped with wireless connection, teaching computer station, audio/visual equipment, laptop cable hookups, DVD unit, sound reinforcement, document camera and projection screen. Additionally, there are many academic specific classrooms which also incorporate interactive whiteboard such as the Smart Board or Star Board, dual LCD projection system, distance learning capabilities and student computer stations equipped with specific software to support the unique needs of particular academic areas of study.

Learning Management System

The Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) provides faculty and students with secure website space for document distribution, course communication and other related course activities. Faculty can post handouts and multimedia content, receive assignments, post student grades, hold asynchronous and synchronous discussions, organize group space for collaborative projects and more. Bridgewater is currently using the Moodle and Blackboard Learning Management Systems.

iPad Initiative

Bridgewater stands ready to include current technologies into the classroom environment and beyond. In an effort to develop and prepare our future teachers to function effectively within a society influenced by diversity and accelerated change, Bridgewater State University College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS) has implemented an iPad Initiative into the student curriculum. The iPad meets a number of specific curricular needs that the school has identified for its students in the 21st century. In particular, the iPad offers students:

  • Improved learning opportunities with personalized instruction and anytime, anywhere access
  • A standardized communication platform for all students, faculty and staff
  • Reduced costs with digital textbook options, apps and other digital materials
  • More active and collaborative based classrooms and learning environments