As social media and Web 2.0 technologies continue to transform the learning trends and preferences of students, educators need to understand the applicability of these new tools in all types of learning environments. Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies by Michelle Pacansky-Brock provides both new and experienced online, hybrid, and face-to-face instructors with:
- Practical examples of how low-cost and free technologies can be used to support student learning
- Best practices for integrating Web-based tools into a course management system and for managing
student privacy in a Web 2.0 environment
- “Showcase” spotlights that provide examples of how the tools described in the book already are
being used effectively in educational settings
- An easy-to-reference format, organized with visual icons used to delineate each tool’s visual, video,
voice, and mobile features
- Ideas for integrating mobile learning into student-learning experiences
This practical, easy-to-use guide will serve the needs of both two- and four-year college educators seeking to refresh or transform their instruction. Readers will be rewarded with an ample yet manageable collection of proven emerging technologies that can be leveraged for generating content, enhancing communications with and between students, and cultivating participatory, student-centered learning activities.
Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a college educator and an advocate for learning innovations in higher education. She is also a featured contributed to our GETinsight blog, where she welcomes reader comments and questions.