Participants learned about creating student-centered learning allowing students to have voice and choice in their learning. Perhaps there was an expectation that they would be learning all about technology since the word appears in the course title. Technology alone cannot change the classroom culture. Rather, classroom culture is dictated by how the teacher interacts and believes in his or her students.
On several occasions, participants said how their perception of teaching and learning changed, and they were going to use what they learned in the classroom on Monday.
Designing student-centered learning takes hard work and time. The time and effort pay off when participants see the relevance of their learning. They are engaged and see the relevance of their learning.