Teachers in higher education have had to become more professional in their approach to teaching, matching their professionalism in research. The first edition of this book prepares teachers to do and undergo quality audits and appraisals, and to achieve their personal aims of improving their teaching and their students' learning. The strength of this book is that it provides a sound theoretical basis for designing and using learning technologies in university teaching.
This new edition builds upon the success of the first and contains major updates to the information on learning technologies and includes the implications of using technology for the university context - both campus and electronic - which suggests a new approach to managing learning at institutional level.
'With higher education a national priority everywhere, new learning technologies are much in our minds. Developments are dramatic and sometimes bemusing...It is one of the values of this book that the combination of the traditional and technological learning methods is brought out in such clear balance. Having read it, I no longer feel bemused or worried.' - Lord Moser, current Director of the British Museum Development Trust and former Chair of the National Commission on Education
'a welcome addition to a rapidly changing field ... as a basis for aiding academics in rethinking their teaching, this book offers a useful framework for those seeking to be reflective.' - Teaching in Higher Education
'It has been suggested that the vice-Principal of every university should be sent a copy of this book and urged to make time to read it.' - Simon Bates, Physical Sciences Educational Review, June 2005