The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital

The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University Some interesting insights into the world of Higher Education and e learning A bizarrely alarmist title for a book that is quite even handed, bordering on formulaic If you re in the industry, it will confirm a lot of what you already know, if you re not, this is a decent introduction to the digital transformation of learning. Very worthwhile read especially if you re in the field The title is strangely hyperbolic. An examination of technology based education initiatives from MOOCs to virtual worlds that argues against treating education as a product rather than a processBehind 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 developmentLosh 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 ❮Read❯ ➪ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk deploying course management systems [PDF / Epub] ☁ Beneath the Earth By John Boyne – Kleankitchen.co.uk online quizzes [PDF] ⚣ Gagged ✯ Richard Asplin – Kleankitchen.co.uk wireless clickers ❆ Aristocrats kindle Epub ❤ Author Stella Tillyard – Kleankitchen.co.uk PowerPoint slides ❮Read❯ ➳ A Dark and Twisted Tide (Lacey Flint, ➶ Author Sharon J. Bolton – Kleankitchen.co.uk podcasts [Download] ➾ Wild Horses (Saddle Club, By Bonnie Bryant – Kleankitchen.co.uk and plagiarism detection software In the seats are the students [Reading] ➿ At Sixes And Sevens By Rosie Harris – Kleankitchen.co.uk armed with smartphones [Reading] ➵ Save Rafe! (Middle School ➼ James Patterson – Kleankitchen.co.uk laptops ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Hand That First Held Mine By Maggie O& ❤ – Kleankitchen.co.uk tablets ❰Reading❯ ➺ Ghost Light Author Joseph O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk music players ❮KINDLE❯ ➜ LDN Graffiti ❤ Author Joe Epstein – Kleankitchen.co.uk and social networking Although these two forces seem poised to do battle with each other ❰Download❯ ➾ Sworn to Silence Author Brendan Boland – Kleankitchen.co.uk they are really both taking part in a war on learning itself In this book ☃ Frog Is Frog PDF / Epub ✑ Author Max Velthuijs – Kleankitchen.co.uk 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 ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Doctor Who By David Bishop ➥ – Kleankitchen.co.uk for example [Download] ➵ Secrets On Morgan Hill By Camille Kleidysz – Kleankitchen.co.uk or the distribution of iPads let students down because they promote consumption rather than intellectual developmentLosh analyzes recent trends in postsecondary education and the rhetoric around them [PDF] ✩ Emma (Emma Trilogy ❤ Rosie Clarke – Kleankitchen.co.uk often drawing on first person accounts In an effort to identify educational technologies that might actually work ❰EPUB❯ ✷ Conversations with James Baldwin Author James Baldwin – Kleankitchen.co.uk she looks at strategies including MOOCs massive open online courses ❮Epub❯ ➟ Fifth Avenue, Uptown Author James Baldwin – Kleankitchen.co.uk the gamification of subject matter ❮Read❯ ➱ The Children of Willesden Lane. Beyond the Kindertransport Author Mona Golabek – Kleankitchen.co.uk remix pedagogy ➫ [Ebook] ➦ Nee Naw By Suzi Brent ➶ – Kleankitchen.co.uk video lectures from Randy Pausch to the Baked Professor ❮EPUB❯ ❁ Hide and Seek ✼ Author James Patterson – Kleankitchen.co.uk and educational virtual worlds Finally ➷ A Mothers Duty Free ➭ Author June Francis – Kleankitchen.co.uk 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


About the Author: Elizabeth Losh

Elizabeth Losh is associate professor of English and American studies at The College of William Mary with a specialization in new media ecologies She is author of Virtualpolitik and The War on Learning Gaining Ground in the Digital University and coauthor of Understanding Rhetoric A Graphic Guide to Writing.


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