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ERIC Number: ED518805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 300
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6173-5334-5
The Professor's Guide to Taming Technology: Leveraging Digital Media, Web 2.0 and More for Learning
King, Kathleen P., Ed.; Cox, Thomas D., Ed.
IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc.
This book is provided as a guide, encouragement and handbook for faculty to introduce digital media in language they can understand and provide strategies and activities they can quickly assimilate into their teaching. The authors are excited that more people will be able to benefit from the powerful help and guidance contained in this book. This book responds to the needs of the changing world and students by revealing innovative technology applications and how faculty are and can use digital media in teaching in higher education because faculty make the quickest changes and learn how to do it best. It is a valuable resource for faculty from faculty, because it allows the sharing of successful teaching experiences with digital media with their worldwide colleagues so they may modify it, extend it, and improve it. The authors have been fortunate to bring together faculty experts across different disciplines to specifically speak about how and why to use digital media in higher education settings. These different approaches include clear descriptions of what these activities look like, why to develop and implement them, and how to do so for their specific needs. "Bridging the Gap of Change," a preface by Kathleen P. King, is presented. Part I, "Vision and Foundation," contains: (1) Using Digital Media in Higher Education: An Adult Learning Perspective (Thomas D. Cox and Kathleen P. King); and (2) Voice, Empowerment, and Impact: Using Digital Technologies in the Classroom (Kathleen P. King). Part II, "Digital Media," contains: (3) Learning on Demand and Content Creation (Kathleen P. King); (4) Using Online Asynchronous Audio Communication in Higher Education (Jody Oomen-Early, Mary Bold, Kristin L. Wiginton, and Tara Gallien); (5) Video Development and Instructional Use: Simple and Powerful Options (Kathleen P. King and Thomas D. Cox); (6) Blogging as Reflective Practice in the Graduate Classroom (Teresa J. Carter); (7) Narrated Digital Presentations: An Educator's Journey and Strategies for Integrating and Enhancing Education (Brian W. Donavant); (8) The Use of Wikis for Collaboration in Higher Education (Pooneh Lari); (9) Virtual Office Hours (April Williams and Thomas D. Cox); (10) Skype and Other Virtual Conferencing Tools (Ellen Manning); and (11) Facebook Goes on "Prac": Using Social Networking Tools to Support Students Undertaking Teaching Practicum (Jennifer Duncan-Howell and Rebecca English). Part III, "Special Topics," contains: (12) Revelations of Adaptive Technology Hiding in Your Operating System (Kathleen P. King); (13) Accessible Technology for Online and Face-to-Face Teaching and Learning (Sheryl Burgstahler, Alice Anderson and Mike Litzkow); (14) Incorporating 3D Virtual Laboratory Specimens to Enhance Online Science: Examples from Paleontology and Biology (Kevin F. Downing and Jennifer K. Holtz); and (15) A Guide to Using Technology in the History Classroom (Keith Sisson and Kathleen P. King). Part IV, "Thinking Ahead," contains: (16) Action Steps for Continued Faculty Success in Taming Technology (Kathleen P. King and Thomas D. Cox).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A