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Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces

by John Palfrey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.

Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks—debate...


Kids and Credibility

by Elisia Choi, Rebekah Pure, Ryan Medders & Alex Markov et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids, offering extraordinary...


Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

by Alice J. Robison, Katie Clinton, Margaret Weigel & Ravi Purushotma et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling,...


The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the...


The Future of Thinking

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

by Howard Gardner, Margaret Rundle, Lindsay Pettingill & John M. Francis et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are...


The Civic Potential of Video Games

by Chris Evans, Ellen Middaugh & Joseph Kahne The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


Participatory Politics

by Elisabeth Soep The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Although they may disavow politics as such, civic-minded young people use every means and media at their disposal to carry out the basic tasks of citizenship. Through a mix of face-to-face and digital methods,...


Living and Learning with New Media

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Dan Perkel & Katynka Z. Martínez et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in...


Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Laura Robinson & Dan Perkel et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An examination of young people's everyday new media practices—including video-game playing, text-messaging, digital media production, and social media use.

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital...


Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

by Susana Smith Bautista, Maura Klosterman, Anne Balsamo & Christo Sims et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Immersed in various forms of digital media as well as mobile and Web-based...


Creative clinical teaching in the health professions

by Beth Perry, Caroline Park & Melrose, Sherri publisher not identified (March 22, 2018)

"This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational...


Conventions 101: a functional approach to teaching (and assessing!) grammar and punctuation

by Chauna Ramsey Open Oregon Educational Resources; Press Books (March 22, 2018)

"This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal...


Critical expressivism: theory and practice in the composition classroom

by Tara Roeder & Roseanne Gatto The WAC Clearinghouse (March 22, 2018)

"Critical Expressivism is an ambitious attempt to re-appropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents. Indeed, as Peter Elbow observes in his contribution...


Working with academic literacies: case studies towards transformative practice

by Sally Mitchell, Mary R Lea, Kathy Harrington & Theresa M Lillis WAC Clearinghouse (March 22, 2018)

"The editors and contributors to this collection explore what it means to adopt an "academic literacies" approach in policy and pedagogy. Transformative practice is illustrated through case studies and critical...


Antiracist writing assessment ecologies: teaching and assessing writing for a socially just future

by Asao B Inoue The WAC Clearinghouse (March 22, 2018)

"In Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, Asao B. Inoue theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is "more than" its interconnected elements. To explain how and why antiracist work in...


Chinese rhetoric and writing: an introduction for language teachers

by Zhichang Xu & Andy Kirkpatrick Parlor Press (March 22, 2018)

"The authors of Chinese Rhetoric and Writing offer a response to the argument that Chinese students' academic writing in English is influenced by "culturally nuanced rhetorical baggage that is uniquely Chinese...


Evidence: Rape Shield Rule

by Colin Miller CALI eLangell Press (March 22, 2018)

"The Rape Shield Rule, contained in Federal Rule of Evidence 412 and state counterparts is a Rule preventing the admission of evidence concerning the sexual predisposition and behavior of an alleged victim of...


Contract doctrine: theory & practice

by J. H Verkerke CALI eLangdell Press (March 22, 2018)

This is the first in a series of Contracts casebooks. It was originally titled "Collaborative Teaching Materials for Contracts." The first semester of law school is mostly about learning to speak a new legal...


Clinical procedures for safer patient care

by Jodie Anita Mccutcheon & Glynda Reese Doyle BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

"The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure...


Introduction to women, gender, & sexuality studies

by Sonny Nordmarken, Laura Heston, Donovan Lessard & Miliann Kang University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries (March 22, 2018)

"This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference,...


How to learn like a pro!

by David Pontious, Robbie Pock, Theresa Love & Phyllis Nissila Open Oregon Educational Resources (March 22, 2018)

"How to Learn Like a Pro! features the "big six" effective learning/study skills topics: learning styles and preferences, time and materials management, critical thinking and reading, note-taking, memory principles,...


Beyond dichotomy: synergizing writing center and classroom pedagogies

by Steven J Corbett The WAC Clearinghouse (March 22, 2018)

"How closely can or should writing centers and writing classrooms collaborate? Beyond Dichotomy explores how research on peer tutoring one-to-one and in small groups can inform our work with students in writing...


WAC and Second language writers: research towards linguistically and culturally inclusive programs and practices

by Terry Myers Zawacki & Michelle Cox The WAC Clearinghouse (March 22, 2018)

"In WAC and Second-Language Writers, the editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices...


WAC partnerships between secondary and postsecondary institutions

by Pamela B Childers & Jacob S Blumner The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press (March 22, 2018)

"Working with educators at all academic levels involved in WAC partnerships, the authors and editors of this collection demonstrate successful models of collaboration between schools and institutions so others...


College Algebra

by Robin Peek OpenStax (March 22, 2018)

College Algebra provides a comprehensive and multi-layered exploration of algebraic principles. The text is suitable for a typical introductory Algebra course, and was developed to be used flexibly. The modular...


Without a Net

by Jessamyn C. West Open BookShelf (February 17, 2018)

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I wrote this book in 2011, but much of it holds true today. Understanding the digital divide means understanding the people affected by...


History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established...


The Ethics of Educational Healthcare Placements in Low and Middle Income Countries: First Do No Harm?

by Anya Ahmed Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book examines the current state of elective placements of medical undergraduate students in developing countries and their impact on health care education at home. Drawing from a recent case study of volunteer...


Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education: Strategies and Efficacy Evidence

by Brian R. Belland Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book uses meta-analysis to synthesize research on scaffolding and scaffolding-related interventions in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Specifically, the volume examines...


Flipped Through Design

by Jacob Bane Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The “Flipped Classroom” model of instruction has generated discussion around the world of education. Numerous articles have been written documenting experiences surrounding this method of teaching. The one...


Music and the Child

by Natalie Sarrazin Open SUNY Textbooks (January 30, 2018)

Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being...


So You Want to Be a Librarian

by Lauren Pressley Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Provides information about librarianship as a career, including types of libraries, types of jobs within libraries, professional issues, and educational requirements.


The Battle for Open

by Martin Weller Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. This marks a moment...


Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies

by Christy I. Wenger Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies, Christy Wenger argues for the inclusion of Eastern-influenced contemplative education within writing studies. She observes that, although we have "embodied" writing education in general...