The possibilities that online platforms and new media technologies provide, in terms of human connection and the dissemination of information, are seemingly endless. Theoretically this digital connectivity, and the availability of information that results from it, is beneficial to curriculum development in higher education. Education is easily available, democratic and immersive. But is it worthwhile? Is the kind of education you can get from new media platforms and social media resources, with their click-on videos, rollover animations, and unfiltered content, of a quality that educators should be quick to integrate these tools into teaching? This book examines the use of new media in pedagogy, as it presents case studies of the integration of online tools and social media in curriculum.
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Transforming Education with New Media is a thought-provoking discussion of the effectiveness of technology in the classroom. [It] is a valuable contribution and is recommended for educators, administrators, policy-makers and even parents who wish to familiarize themselves with various applications of technology in the educational field.”
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology
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The fact that DePietro is able to make in crystal clear terms to a philosopher an absolutely compelling case for the appropriate use of new media in higher education is a mark that he has accomplished something rare and impressive.”
John Stuhr PhD, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Emory University
This book is a valuable and timely resource for those seeking to meaningfully integrate technology with student-centered pedagogy. It is wonderful to see such a wide gamut of topics examined in depth in this work.”
Paul Catanese, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Art, Columbia College Chicago, and President Emeritus of the New Media Caucus
Reading this book has inspired me and made me admire the author for his insight, depth and practicality. This book is solid scholarship, and a work of great utility. I can’t overemphasize that writing a book like this is a significant accomplishment.
Rocco dal Vera, Professor and Head, TAPAA, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati