2nd Edition

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

By Michelle Pacansky-Brock Copyright 2017
    180 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    180 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 Technologies provides 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.

    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


    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 Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation for the California Community College system, supporting the CCC Online Education Initiative and @ONE (Online Network of Educators). Learn more about Michelle’s work at brocansky.com.


    "Dr. Pacansky-Brock provides inspiration and direction for anyone looking to integrate technology into the student learning experience. Her focus on students and learning allows readers to easily envision how they can use emerging technologies in their teaching. By providing personal stories alongside research findings and practical tips and showcases throughout, she has designed an essential resource for all educators."

    –Jill Leafstedt, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Innovations and Associate Professor, Education, California State University Channel Islands, USA

    "Dr. Pacansky-Brock is one of educational technology’s most prolific leaders, bringing practical approaches to complex solutions while embracing the discord inherent in educational work. Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies provides the how of incorporating learning technology into pedagogy, but also looks at why technology (through her examples) is important for this space and time in formal education. Her research-grounded approach allows the book to come alive and become a foundational part of an instructor’s schema."

    –Rolin Moe, Director of the Institute for Academic Innovation, Assistant Professor, Seattle Pacific University, USA