This book examines key issues at the intersection of education and technology by addressing the question that most educators face—how do we use technology to engage students in the learning process and enhance learning?
Problematizing the view that technology is the default solution to a host of problems facing education, while also recognizing that technology has an important place in a variety of education levels, the book provides readers with clear insights on technology and learning from a variety of perspectives from communication studies, education, and related disciplines.
This volume is an essential read for scholars and teachers working in the area of elementary education. It will also be of interest to academics working in the area of education, postsecondary education, and learning and can be used as an ancillary text in graduate-level seminars.
Table of Contents
Part I: Overview
Chapter One: Overview
Part II: Challenges to Student Learning
Chapter Two: Reducing Student Attention, Recall, and Note-taking
Chapter Three: Problematizing the "Digital Native"
Chapter Four: Digital Inequality and Digital Literacy Skills
Part III: Technology in the Classroom
Chapter Five: The Active Classroom
Chapter Six: From Hardcopy to e-Book and e-Textbook Platforms
Chapter Seven: Online Learning
Part IV: Technology and Academic Audiences
Chapter Eight: Considerations for Teachers
Chapter Nine: Considerations for Administrators
Chapter Ten: Considerations for Students
Chapter Eleven: Conclusion
Jeffrey H. Kuznekoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies at Miami University. His research examines new communication technology, instructional communication, and communication occurring within multiplayer gaming. His research has been published in Communication Education, New Media and Society, and PLOS one.
Stevie M. Munz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Utah Valley University. Her research explores how human beings understand and communicate the experiences of identity, power, politics, and gender in classrooms and small-town communities. Her work appears in Departures, Communication Education, Women & Language, and the Western Journal of Communication.
Scott Titsworth is the Dean of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. He has developed an international reputation as a leading scholar in the area of classroom communication effectiveness. He has more than 50 books, chapters, and articles published on the topic.
"This book offers a state-of-the-art review of research related to mobile devices and their role in the learning process. The authors highlight the best scholarship in this area and offer instructors advice on how to use technology and mobile devices to engage students and enchance learning." --Joseph P. Mazer, Clemson University, USA