HomeBy Cathy Davidson. What's the point of using online tools if your goal is a student-led, engaged learning course?  Tech for the sake of tech is ludicrous, expensive, and exploitative.  For me, the only reason to use a digital tool is to do something that would be impossible or difficult without it.   In our course, we use digital tools to facilitate interactions outside of the classroom that are student-to-student rather than one-way communication through the prof.  Another purpose is to make as much of our knowledge a public contribution as possible. More...