Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, 2nd Edition

Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock (@brocansky) is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online faculty development, course design, and facilitation. Michelle’s work has helped online instructors across the nation and beyond to understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. She has received national recognition for her excellence in teaching and has held various leadership roles with the Online Learning Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Michelle is currently Innovations Lead on the Teaching & Learning Innovations team at California State University Channel Islands and the host of the HumanizED podcast. Learn more about Michelle’s work at brocansky.com.

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. The second edition of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologiesprovides new and experienced instructors with practical examples of how low-cost and free technologies can be used to support student learning as well as best practices for integrating web-based tools into a course management system and managing student privacy in a Web 2.0 environment. “Showcase” spotlights throughout exemplify how the tools described in the book are already being used effectively in educational settings.

This thoroughly revised second edition includes:

  • a new chapter that explores how and why faculty are using the public web and open educational resources in place of a learning management system (LMS) and an expensive textbook
  • additional tips and showcases in every chapter that illustrate faculty use of particular technologies
  • the inclusion of new tools to replace technologies that no longer exist
  • a revamped website featuring expanded online resources.

This practical, easy-to-use guide will serve the needs of 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Flipped Classroom

Chapter 1: Building a Solid Foundation

Chapter 2: Towards Participatory Pedagogy

Chapter 3: Essentials Toolkit

Chapter 4: Tools for Communication and Content Creation – Beyond Text!

Chapter 5: Tools for Participatory Learning

Chapter 6: Unlocking Learning

Chapter 7: Online Resources