Name: Matthew J. Mio
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
School: University of Detroit Mercy
Product: Sapling Learning
How do you use Sapling Learning?
I have biweekly online homework assignments for my students to complete to practice lecture course concepts, practice drawing organic chemical structures digitally, and generate questions for discussion with the larger course group. Sapling's library of questions is so vast, it's rare that I find a specific concept not covered somewhere in the database.
Advice on Using Technology with Students:
The "digital native" script for millennials is played out and Generation Z (the "plurals") arrives at college within the next few years. These students, as well as the ones we have now, expect expert feedback quickly, and Sapling Learning does just that for me. As much as I'd like to be there for my students at 2 am to talk about bimolecular substitution, Sapling Learning can do that for me with aplomb!