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Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

José Antonio Bowen

ISBN: 978-1-118-23808-0

Jul 2012

352 pages

$30.99

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You've heard about ""flipping your classroom""—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize ""naked"" face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.

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Preface ix

About the Author xxi

PART I: The New Digital Landscape 1

1. The Flat Classroom and Global Competition 3

2. Social Proximity and the Virtual Classroom 27

3. Games, Customization, and Learning 51

PART II: Designing 21st-Century Courses 73

4. Designing College More Like a Video Game 75

5. Technology for Information Delivery 103

6. Technology for Engagement 129

7. Technology for Assessment 153

8. The Naked Classroom 185

PART III Strategies for Universities of the Future 215

9. The Educational Product in the Internet Age 217

10. The Naked Curriculum 243

11. The Naked Campus 267

Bibliography 289

Index 315

""It's true that Bowen is interested in creating classroom space for interaction, discussion, reflection and engagement. But the book—part persuasion, part how-to—spends a great deal more time on what technology offers for the design of educational experiences.... Teaching Naked [is a] good introduction to some of the most notable and/or promising types of resources for higher education.""
Mary Taylor Huber, ""Books Worth Reading"" for Change magazine