Dr. Aleksandar Drobnjakovic
Bio and Qualifications:
I indeed enjoy embracing modern technology while teaching graduate counselling courses. Throughout many years of unique academic experience as a counsellor educator, I have learned that incorporation of modern technology into the classroom is an excellent way to connect with graduate students of various learning styles. I see the successful interaction and creative collaboration among classmates throughout using of modern technology as one of the most significant aspects of adult learning in the United States. I give my graduate students the opportunity to improve their learning experience encouraging them to bring their mobile devices into the classroom. In that sense, with innovative technology in the classroom, I continue to be not only the professor to my students but the encourager, adviser, and tutor as well. As a professor, I typically integrate various technologies with traditional classroom content delivery, including Zoom, Adobe Connection, GoToMeeting, Moodle, the Internet, etc. Subsequently, the students in my classes gain access to incredible number of current academic resources, including peer-reviewed journal articles, leading textbooks, role-play videos, magazines, etc. On top of that, to enhance course content delivery and the overall comprehension of my students, I also employ PowerPoint presentations incorporating different types of media like images, sounds, modern animations, and much more. I am confident, from personal experience, that ongoing incorporation of modern technology in graduate counselling classes I currently teach (either online, on-ground, or blended/hybrid) might positively transform my students’ learning experience.