Description

New technologies are transforming the way students work. The Plugged in Professor provides a timely and exceptional resource for using social media and other new technologies to help college students meet both general and discipline-specific objectives. The title covers techniques built around well-known social networking technologies, as well as other emerging technologies such as mobile phone and tablet apps. With a practical focus and reader-friendly format, this book shows educators how to apply techniques in each technology, and includes clear student learning objectives, step-by-step directions, observations and advice, and supplemental readings and resources. Twenty-five chapters by leading contributors cover key aspects of new technologies in education, in four parts: Writing, research and information fluency; Communication and collaboration; Critical thinking and creativity; and Integrative learning.

Key Features

  • Provides a cutting-edge resource for academics and practitioners in effective ways of reaching today’s students through the use of their favourite tool, social media
  • Outlines a range of strategies taking advantage of the unique learning styles and habits of net generation learners
  • Exposes students to ways in which these technologies can be used in their professional and personal lives

Readership

Educators in higher education

Table of Contents

List of tables and figure

List of abbreviations

Acknowledgments

Preface

About the editors

About the contributors

Part 1: Writing, research, and information fluency

Chapter 1: Writing for Wikipedia: co-constructing knowledge and writing for a public audience

Abstract:

Discipline/Academic areas addressed

Instructional purpose

Student learning outcomes

Prerequisite skills and knowledge

Step-by-step directions

Approximate time required

Required resources

Variations on the basic theme

Observations and advice

Supplemental materials

Chapter 2: Organizing with Pinterest and Delicious

Abstract:

Discipline/Academic areas addressed

Instructional purpose

Student learning outcomes

Prerequisite skills and knowledge

Step-by-step directions

Approximate time required

Required resources

Organizational/Goal resources

Variations on the basic theme

Observations and advice

Supplemental materials

Chapter 3: Students’ inadequate exposure to learning technology: overcoming the pedagogical challenge using wikis

Abstract:

Discipline/Academic areas addressed

Instructional purpose

Student learning outcomes

Prerequisite skills and knowledge

Step-by-step directions

Approximate time required

Required resources

Variations on the basic theme

Observations and advice

Supplemental materials

Chapter 4: Collecting and analyzing primary sources

Abstract:

Discipline/Academic areas addressed

Instructional purpose

Student learning outcomes

Prerequisite skills and knowledge

Step-by-step directions

Instructions for students – sample for class with a single blog

Approximate time required

Requ

Details

No. of pages:
376
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780633428
Print ISBN:
9781843346944

About the editors

Sharmila Ferris

Sharmila P. Ferris is Professor in the Department of Communication at William Paterson University, USA. She recently completed a five year term as Director for the university’s Center for Teaching Excellence. Her research is in new technologies, bringing an interdisciplinary focus to computer-mediated communication. In this area she has published in a variety of print and electronic journals.

Hilary Wilder

Hilary A. Wilder is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies, and the coordinator for the M.Ed. Curriculum and Learning, Learning Technologies concentration at William Paterson University, USA. Her research is in the use of information and communication technologies in education, particularly the use of online and social networking tools to promote writing literacy.

Reviews

"...clearly articulates that learning can be promoted in a host of ways through the use of social media. Therefore this is a valuable resource."- Wabash Center Book Reviews