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Intentional Tech

Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching

Derek Bruff (author)

ISBN: 9781949199161

Publication Date: Nov 2019

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Arguing that teaching and learning goals should drive instructors' technology use, not the other way around, Intentional Tech explores seven research-based principles for matching technology to pedagogy.
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Chalkboards and projectors are familiar tools for most college faculty, but when new technologies become available, instructors aren't always sure how to integrate them into their teaching in meaningful ways. For faculty interested in supporting student learning, determining what's possible and what's useful can be challenging in the changing landscape of technology.

Arguing that teaching and learning goals should drive instructors' technology use, not the other way around, Intentional Tech explores seven research-based principles for matching technology to pedagogy. Through stories of instructors who creatively and effectively use educational technology, author Derek Bruff approaches technology not by asking "How to?" but by posing a more fundamental question: "Why?

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"Derek Bruff is an engaging- and often charming- guide throughout this concise book. The stories he tells keep things moving at a crisp pace and offer pedagogical inspiration. His principles provide a useful framework and establish a clear foundation for his practical advice."- Peter Felten, coauthor of The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most
Illustrations 29 illustrations
Pages 228
Dimensions 203 x 127
Date Published 30 Nov 2019
Publisher West Virginia University Press
Series Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Subject/s Education   Higher & further education, tertiary education   Teaching skills & techniques   Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)  
  • Introduction
  • 1. Times for Telling
  • 2. Practice and Feedback
  • 3. Thin Slices of Learning
  • 4. Knowledge Organizations
  • 5. Multimodal Assignments
  • 6. Learning Communities
  • 7. Authentic Audiences
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
Derek Bruff is the director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, where he helps faculty and other instructors develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning. He is the author of Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments.

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