October 24, 2019

DAVID DE JONG | Technology in the Classroom

VERMILLION, S.D. - Educational leadership is a field dedicated to preparing individuals to be successful school administrators.

Those individuals go on to become superintendents or principals who serve teachers and staff. The job is based around getting to know a given school and its priorities, and then these educational leaders take their job to the next level in terms of service.

In order to facilitate student learning, train educators and improve accessibility, these educational leaders are embracing a powerful tool: technology.

On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with David De Jong, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership in the School of Education, about technology in the classroom and simulation based learning.

“There are some pretty exciting things happening in technology. What I love the most about it right now is people are really focusing on using technology that improves student achievement or improves access for students,” De Jong said. “I’ve been able to latch onto some pretty exciting things just in my three and a half years here at USD. The two big ones that I’ve been able to dive into is educational leadership simulations and also telepresence robots.”

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