Rethinking University Teaching: A Conversational Framework for the Effective Use of Learning Technologies

Rethinking University Teaching: A Conversational Framework for the Effective Use of Learning Technologies


By (author) Diana Laurillard

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  • Publisher: Routledge Falmer
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 226mm x 19mm | 608g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 041525678X
  • ISBN 13: 9780415256780
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)

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Teachers in higher education have had to become more professional in their approach to teaching, matching their professionalism in research. The first edition of this book prepares teachers to do and undergo quality audits and appraisals, and to achieve their personal aims of improving their teaching and their students' learning. The strength of this book is that it provides a sound theoretical basis for designing and using learning technologies in university teaching. This new edition builds upon the success of the first and contains major updates to the information on learning technologies and includes the implications of using technology for the university context - both campus and electronic - which suggests a new approach to managing learning at institutional level.

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Table of contents

Part I What Students Need From Learning Technologies 1. Teaching as Mediated Learning 2. What Students Bring to Learning 3. The Complexity of Coming to Know 4. Generating a Teaching Strategy Part II Analysing the Media for Learning and Teaching 5. Narrative Media 6. Interactive Media 7. Adaptive Media 8. Communicative Media 9. Productive Media Part III The Design Methodology 10. Designing Teaching Materials 11. Setting up the Learning Context 12. Designing an Effective Organisational Infrastructure