Enhancing Learning with Laptops in the Classroom (New Directions for Teaching and Learning Series #101) / Edition 1

Enhancing Learning with Laptops in the Classroom (New Directions for Teaching and Learning Series #101) / Edition 1

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by Linda B. Nilson
     
 

This issue is the first major publication on teaching with laptopsin the classroom. Its primary purpose is to show that universityinstructors make pedagogically productive and novel use of laptopsin the classroom. As the chapters illustrate, laptops indeed offerrich new opportunities to make classes more student-active, therebyenhancing student engagement and

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Overview

This issue is the first major publication on teaching with laptopsin the classroom. Its primary purpose is to show that universityinstructors make pedagogically productive and novel use of laptopsin the classroom. As the chapters illustrate, laptops indeed offerrich new opportunities to make classes more student-active, therebyenhancing student engagement and learning. Moreover, these benefitscan accrue without compromising the quality of student-instructorinteraction or increasing the student workload.

The issue also has a timely secondary purpose: to adviseinstitutional leaders on how to make a laptop mandate successful attheir university. Clemson University's mandate has meet withtremendous and documented success. Their Laptop Faculty DevelopmentProgram ensures that faculty interested in teaching with laptopsreceive extensive pedagogical as well as technical traiing beforethey take on a laptop course. Some of the more creative andeffective laptop faculty are showcased in this volume.

This is the 101st issue of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787980498
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/25/2005
Series:
J-B TL Single Issue Teaching and Learning Series, #88
Edition description:
Spring 2005
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Editors' notes1
1Laptops in class : what are they good for? : what can you do with them?3
2Laptops in psychology : conducting flexible in-class research and writing laboratories15
3Appreciating music : an active approach27
4Teaching statistics by taking advantage of the laptop's ubiquity37
5Laptops in computer science : creating the "learning studio"43
6Teaching with laptops for the first time : lessons from a social science classroom51
7Incorporating laptop technologies into an animal sciences curriculum61
8Using laptops in engineering courses for real-time data collection and analysis67
9Laptops in the humanities : classroom walls come tumbling down81
10Concluding comments : laptop learning communities89

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