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What technology do you use in the classroom?
"The use of technology to engage and connect students within my online classes
is a priority. Recently, the form of technology that I have gravitated
to using is Flip, a Microsoft-owned technology that helps facilitate communication
and collaboration among class members."
What is your teaching style?
"I promote a student-centered pedagogy that emphasizes students' interests
and seeks to promote an engaging and collaborative learning environment
that fosters the growth and development of all students in my classes."
"Mentoring has played a critical role in my career development as a teacher.
Mentors have helped to develop my strengths, build my confidence, and helped
to strengthen areas for improvement. Mentors have helped broaden my professional
network and connections with other field members."
What is the difference between online teaching vs on-campus?
"Online teaching offers students more flexibility in interacting with the
instructor, course materials, and peers. The other notable difference lies
with interaction. In traditional, on-campus classes, the interaction between
faculty and students can occur more directly and immediately. Fortunately,
in the online courses I teach, I use various forms of technology to replicate
the ease of interaction that so naturally occurs within traditional learning
James hold a PhD in Kinesiology from WVU.
His expertise is in underserved youth in schools, teacher training and assessment,
technology and innovation in physical education, and school-based physical