Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
Tony Bates, a Contact North I Contact Nord Research Associate, has released his latest book on technology and learning as an online, open textbook.
Faculty and instructors are continually facing questions such as how do I effectively teach an increasingly diverse student population, how do I engage and support my students as class sizes increase, how do I use multi-media and other resources to build a high-quality course, and a host of other questions. Teaching in higher education in 2015, and beyond, requires a new approach because of changes in the economy and changes in technology.
Drawing on his 40+ years of experience in higher education in Canada and around the world, Tony Bates has authored a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide that answers these questions and many, many more all in a single location.
Through 12 informative chapters, Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning answers your questions and provides helpful guidance and suggestions on a host of topics, including:
How do I decide whether my courses should be campus-based, blended or fully online?
What strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? What methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes?
How do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject?
How do I maintain quality of teaching, learning, and resources in a rapidly changing learning environment?
What are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERs, open textbooks?
While understanding and respecting the individual nature of teaching, Tony talks theory, options, best practices, point-by-point strategies – offering clear, practical, and actionable advice and guidance based on research and best practices.