Teaching, Learning, and the Net Generation: Concepts and Tools for Reaching Digital Learners, 1st Edition

  • Sharmila Pixy Ferris
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  • ISBN-10: 1613503482
  • ISBN-13: 9781613503485
  • DDC: 371.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 488 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Although a growing body of research demonstrates the need for education to adapt to the needs of the Net Generation, research also shows that traditional teaching methods continue to dominate the classroom. To stay effective, higher education must adapt to the needs of this unique generation of digital natives who grew up with computer technologies and social media. TEACHING, LEARNING AND THE NET GENERATION: CONCEPTS AND TOOLS FOR REACHING DIGITAL LEARNERS provides pedagogical resources for understanding digital learners, and effectively teaching and learning with today’s generation of digital natives. This book creates a much-needed resource that moves beyond traditional disciplinary and geographical boundaries, bridges theories and practice, and addresses emerging issues in technology and pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Theories and Concepts.
2: Developing Faculty to Integrate Innovative Learning into Their Practice with the SOLE Model.
3: The Gloss and the Reality of Teaching Digital Natives: Taking the Long View.
4: Personalized Integrated Educational Systems: Technology for the Information-Age Paradigm of Education in Higher Education.
5: Frustration Vaccination? Inoculation Theory and Digital Learning.
6: Face-to-Face Communication Outside the Digital Realm to Foster Student Growth and Development.
7: Theory and Practice.
8: Millennials Are Digital Natives? An Investigation into Digital Propensity and Age.
9: Net Geners' Multi-Modal and Multi-Tasking Performance in Complex Problem Solving.
10: Interactivity and Its Effect on Student Learning Outcomes.
11: Engaging the Digitally Engaged Student: Comparing Technology-Mediated Communication Use and Effects on Student Learning.
12: Social Media for Digital Learners.
13: Critical Insights: Net Generation, Wikis, and Group Collaboration.
14: Using Blogs to Overcome the Challenges of a Research Methods Course.
15: Using an Anywhere/Anytime Technology to Facilitate Student Writing.
16: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Web 2.0 Technologies to Enhance Critical Thinking and Collaboration.
17: Empowering 21st Century Learners through Personal Learning Networks.
18: Leveraging Multicommunication in the Classroom: Implications for Participation and Engagement.
19: New Media and Digital Learners: An Examination of Teaching and Learning.
20: Pedagogy and Technology for the Net Generational Classroom.
21: Action Learning: Inspire Lasting Learning through Truly Applied Projects.
22: The Net Generation Illusion: Challenging Conformance to Social Expectations.
23: Utilizing Audio and Video Captures to Train and Engage the Net Generation in Effective Presentation Skills.
24: Service-Learning as a Pedagogical Approach for Net Generation Learners: A Case Study.
25: Teaching with PowerPoint in the Net Generation.
26: Integrating Personal Experiences and Course Materials to Promote Net Generation Student Learning in an Online Health Communication Course.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.