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By Chris McMorran
A challenge faculty members face is knowing when to stop preparing content and start giving students more responsibility over what they learn. In this presentation, I first outline a range of technologies I have used at NUS to increase student involvement in classes with enrollments that range from five to 450. Then I focus on two technologies I have incorporated to not only allow students to demonstrate their understanding of course content, but also put students in charge of deciding what and how they will learn. Specifically, I highlight Google Maps and the NUS Wiki as learner-centered tools. I show how the technologies work, share student work and student feedback about the tools, and discuss several challenges to their use. This presentation aims to inspire others to release some control over course content in order to help students develop skills, gain knowledge, and demonstrate abilities through readily accessible tools.