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The Resource The war on learning : gaining ground in the digital university, Elizabeth Losh

The war on learning : gaining ground in the digital university, Elizabeth Losh

Label
The war on learning : gaining ground in the digital university
Title
The war on learning
Title remainder
gaining ground in the digital university
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Losh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Behind the lectern stands the professor, deploying course management systems, online quizzes, wireless clickers, PowerPoint slides, podcasts, and plagiarism-detection software. In the seats are the students, armed with smartphones, laptops, tablets, music players, and social networking. Although these two forces seem poised to do battle with each other, they are really both taking part in a war on learning itself. In this book, Elizabeth Losh examines current efforts to 'reform' higher education by applying technological solutions to problems in teaching and learning. She finds that many of these initiatives fail because they treat education as a product rather than a process. Highly touted schemes--video games for the classroom, for example, or the distribution of iPads--let students down because they promote consumption rather than intellectual development. Losh analyzes recent trends in postsecondary education and the rhetoric around them, often drawing on first-person accounts. In an effort to identify educational technologies that might actually work, she looks at strategies including MOOCs (massive open online courses), the gamification of subject matter, remix pedagogy, video lectures (from Randy Pausch to 'the Baked Professor'), and educational virtual worlds. Finally, Losh outlines six basic principles of digital learning and describes several successful university-based initiatives. Her book will be essential reading for campus decision makers--and for anyone who cares about education and technology."--book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Losh, Elizabeth M.
Dewey number
378.1/7344678
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2395.7
LC item number
.L67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Internet in education
  • University extension
  • Universities and colleges
  • Educational technology
  • Computer-assisted instruction
Label
The war on learning : gaining ground in the digital university, Elizabeth Losh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What they learn in college -- The war on learning -- On camera: the baked professor makes his debut -- From reality tv to the research university : coursecasting and pedogogical drama -- The rhetoric of the open courseware movement -- Honor coding: plagiarism software and educational opportunism -- Toy problems: education as product -- The play's the thing: games and virtual worlds in higher education -- Gaining ground in the digital university
Control code
ocn861323050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780262027380
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013038920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1629872
  • (OCoLC)861323050
Label
The war on learning : gaining ground in the digital university, Elizabeth Losh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What they learn in college -- The war on learning -- On camera: the baked professor makes his debut -- From reality tv to the research university : coursecasting and pedogogical drama -- The rhetoric of the open courseware movement -- Honor coding: plagiarism software and educational opportunism -- Toy problems: education as product -- The play's the thing: games and virtual worlds in higher education -- Gaining ground in the digital university
Control code
ocn861323050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780262027380
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013038920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1629872
  • (OCoLC)861323050

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