The Paperless Classroom
"I decided to teach the course in an almost entirely paperless format: no textbook and no hard copy papers. Students could take notes directly on their laptops, which our school provides as part of tuition. I used the Blackboard course management system to deliver all my presentations and non-copyrighted readings. You’ll note that I mentioned the course was almost entirely paperless—for some situations, print still wins out over digital. But the completely paperless classroom is not the goal. Rather, the goal is to take advantage of technologies that truly help faculty cut print costs, ease distribution of materials, and facilitate learning. Moreover, striving to do more work electronically helps meet the needs of a new generation of students who are now entering business school more comfortable than ever with the digital—and increasingly paperless—world[...] For now, though, paperless doesn’t mean no paper. It means simply that technology is giving us new options to reduce or eliminate much of the paper we use today and to enjoy the cost savings that result. Moreover, it gives us the satisfaction of introducing ourselves and our students to the increased portability and accessibility of digitized ideas and to a greener way of doing business."
by Allen H. Kupetz
  • Instruction/Communication
    • Moodle is the best way to post instructions, lesson plans, and communication for all.
    • Wikis are also a great way to do the above items, but it is not as secure as a Moodle site which is run by your school.
  • Collaboration

The Good and Not So Good

  • The Pluses and Minuses

Helpful Resources:

PA CFF- This site has information for ALL subject areas.

NSA: Wireless Lesson Plans