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Krista Benson, Ph.D. Pew Teaching with Technology Award
February 02, 2021
Pew Teaching with Technology Award
Krista Benson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor for Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies
Joined Grand Valley State University in 2017
Krista Benson requires students to interrogate worldviews, question assumptions, and apply learning. Creativity, intentionality, and rigor characterize her approach to teaching with technology. Benson facilitates student engagement through activites on a range of platforms like class discussion on Slack, student-created podcasts using Anchor, group projects using Screencast-o-Matic, class protocol summaries using Google Docs, and even student-created videos edited in iMovie and disseminated on YouTube. Benson is recognized for playing a key role in the success of the Digital Studies Minor, sharing pedagogical support and knowledge with other faculty teaching in the program.