Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Connecting to Psychology and the…

Hardcover | February 18, 2011

byDana S. Dunn, Janie H. Wilson, James Freeman

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The use of technology and teaching techniques derived from technology is currently a bourgeoning topic in higher education. Teachers at all levels and types of institutions want to know how these new technologies will affect what happens in and outside of the classroom. Many teachers havealready embraced some of these technologies but remain uncertain about their educational efficacy. Other teachers have waited because they are reluctant to try tools or techniques that remain unproven or, as is often the case, lack institutional support. This book is designed to help both groups, sothat those with technological expertise can extend their knowledge, while technological novices can "ramp up" at their own pace and for their own purposes. Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning brings together expert teacher-scholars who apply and assess technology's impact on traditional, hybrid or blended, or completely on-line courses, relying on technology as a teaching tool for classroom management and interaction (e.g.,Blackboard, PowerPoint, student response or "clicker systems," multimedia tools), as well as student-based uses of technology largely independent of instructors (e.g., social networking on popular sites including Facebook and MySpace). Each chapter will address how technological improvements can beconnected to assessment initiatives, as is now routinely advocated in psychology and social science education. The book features current scholarship and pedagogy involving innovative technology that impacts on student learning in psychology and related disciplines, focusing also on student reactionsto these novel technologies, and proper assessments of how well they promote learning. This text will serve as the standard reference on emerging technologies for undergraduate instructors.

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The use of technology and teaching techniques derived from technology is currently a bourgeoning topic in higher education. Teachers at all levels and types of institutions want to know how these new technologies will affect what happens in and outside of the classroom. Many teachers havealready embraced some of these technologies but ...

Dana S. Dunn is currently professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He is the author or editor of 12 books and over 100 articles, chapters, and book reviews. Dr. Dunn frequently speaks on assessment matters, issues facing higher education, and psychological topics ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 18, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Dana S. Dunn, Janie H. Wilson, James Freeman, and Jeffrey R. Stowell: Getting Connected: An Overview of Best Practices for Using Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning in PsychologyTeaching with Technology: Issues and Ideas2. Dana S. Dunn, Janie H. Wilson, and James Freeman: Approach or Avoidance? Understanding Technology's Place In and Outside of the Classroom3. Bernard C. Beins: A Walk Down Random Access Memory Lane: Implications for Teaching with Technology4. Jeffrey L. Helms, Pam Marek, and Christopher K. Randall, Daniel T. Rogers, Lauren A. Taglialatela, and Adrienne A. Williamson: Developing an Online Curriculum in Psychology: Practical Advice from a Departmental Initiative5. Monica Reis-Bergan, Suzanne C. Baker, Kevin J. Apple, and Tracy E. Zinn: Faculty-Student Communication: Beyond Face to Face6. David B. Daniel: Practical PowerPoint: Promising Principles for Developing Individual PracticeTechnology: Applications In and Outside the Classroom7. Charles M. Harris and Ulas Kaplan: Comprehensive Hybrid Course Development8. Drew Appleby: Academic Advising with a Developmentally Organized Web Site9. Gary M. Muir and Anne M. Cleary: Enhancing Student Engagement and Learning Using "Clicker"-based Interactive Classroom Demonstrations10. Michelle A. Drouin: The What? How? and Which? of Course Management Systems11. Matthew B. Sacks and Ben Jones: Interact! Teaching Using an Interactive Whiteboard12. Kim A. Case and Beth Hentges: Motivating Student Engagement with MySpace and Web-Enhanced Research Labs13. Mandy Cleveland: A Practical Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom14. Jorge Perez and Kevin Hurysz: I Didn't Know I Could Do That: Using Web-Based Tools to Enhance Learning15. Kathryn A. Morris, Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, and Robert J. Padgett: Think Fast: Using Web-Based Reaction Time Technology to Promote Teaching about Racial Bias and DiversityTechnology: New Opportunities for Teaching16. Kevin J. Apple, Monica Reis-Bergan, Andrea H. Adams, and Grover Saunders: Online Tools to Promote Student Collaboration17. Beth Kirsner, Clayton L. Teem II, and Laura B. Underwood: To the Internet and Beyond: Surveying the Active Learning Universe18. Lonnie Yandell and William N. Bailey: Online Quizzes: Improving Reading Compliance and Student Learning19. Suzanne C. Baker and Monica Reis-Bergan: Going Virtual: Virtual Worlds as Educational Tools20. Jeffrey R. Stowell: Emerging Technologies to Improve Teaching and Learning in a Digital WorldAuthor IndexSubject Index