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Deep Learning for a Digital Age: Technology's Untapped Potential to Enrich Higher Education

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5613-4
192 pages
November 2001, Jossey-Bass
Deep Learning for a Digital Age: Technology
In this timely book, Weigel presents an innovative and effective framework for e-learning in higher education that can be woven into the fabric of classroom-based education to better cultivate connection and collaboration between students and educators. Written for presidents, deans, trustees, faculty, and distance education providers, this book outlines a dynamic new approach to distance learning and shows that the ability to manage knowledge, rather than just accumulate it, should be the chief priority of higher education in a technological world. The author decries the use of distance education to simply expand enrollments and demonstrates how effective education can connect knowledge across fields and age levels rather than segmenting it. He also shows how the rich resources of the Internet can be plumbed creatively to add depth and meaning to the college curriculum and to immerse learners, whether in the classroom or at a distance, in a continuum of knowledge and experience.
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Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Preface.

The Author.

1. Beyond the Virtual Classroom.

2. The Commoditization of Instruction.

3. Transforming the Classroom into Knowledge Rooms.

4. Building an Infrastructure for Depth Education.

5. New Horizons for Higher Education.

Notes.

References.

Index.
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Van B. Weigel is professor of ethics and economic development at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is author of a Choice Outstanding Academic Book, A Unified Theory of Global Development and Earth Cancer.
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"...provides an intriguing blend of theory regarding the possible future of education, and practical examples of how technology may bring that future about." (University Business, April 2002)

"this is a very timely book that suggests a new lens for viewing the role of technology in higher education." (Student Affairs On-Line, November 12, 2002)

"A visionary but also pragmatic view of what is possible in facilitating deep learning with today's and tomorrow's digital technologies. Well grounded in the real issues of learning. I highly recommend this intriguing book." — John Seely Brown, former director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and coauthor, The Social Life of Information

"Finally we have the book that gets all three parts of the new competitors equation right-the learning part, technology, and the marketplace." —Theodore J. Marchese, managing director, Academic Search Consultation, Service and contributing editor of Change

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