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

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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: 3/25/2005
  • Series: J-B TL Single Issue Teaching and Learning Series, #88
  • Edition description: Spring 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' notes 1
1 Laptops in class : what are they good for? : what can you do with them? 3
2 Laptops in psychology : conducting flexible in-class research and writing laboratories 15
3 Appreciating music : an active approach 27
4 Teaching statistics by taking advantage of the laptop's ubiquity 37
5 Laptops in computer science : creating the "learning studio" 43
6 Teaching with laptops for the first time : lessons from a social science classroom 51
7 Incorporating laptop technologies into an animal sciences curriculum 61
8 Using laptops in engineering courses for real-time data collection and analysis 67
9 Laptops in the humanities : classroom walls come tumbling down 81
10 Concluding comments : laptop learning communities 89
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