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New University e-book shows potential of digital media in teaching, learning

1cultivating-change-cover.jpgCultivating Change in the Academy: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012 is a new, first-of-its-kind e-book offering unique stories about teaching with technology at the U. Eleven of the stories feature CEHD faculty, staff, and students, while perspectives from more than 100 University faculty and staff and more than 20 graduate and undergraduate students are included throughout.

Here is a sampling of CEHD chapters:


  • Podcasting: Learning on the Go, David Arendale, associate professor, Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning (PsTL)

  • The River in the Classroom: Digital Storytelling that Fosters Community, Deepens Engagement, and Cultivates Global Awareness, Linda Buturian, PsTL senior teaching specialist

  • Avenue: Innovation and transformation in world language, reading, and writing e-assessment, Charles Miller, Lucas Lecheler, and Susan Rose, from Learning Technologies, Educational Psychology, and the LT Media Lab.


"While online activity is at the core of higher education's future, institutions have to challenge the assumption that big programs are required to make things happen," said Ann Hill Duin, co-editor of the e-book and professor of writing studies at the University. "We need greater focus on the digital frontlines where innovative faculty, staff, and students are creating new solutions in real time at minimal cost with great impact. This e-book provides that initial focus so other educators can learn from their colleagues' successes and incorporate technology into their own classrooms."

See more on this story in the University news release.

The free e-book is available here and will be available at iTunes U, Google, and Amazon. While designed for an iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other tablets, it also may be viewed on a laptop or Web browser.

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