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Transforming Education with New Media

Participatory Pedagogy, Interactive Learning, and Web 2.0

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Peter DePietro

The possibilities that online platforms and new media technologies provide, in terms of human connection and the dissemination of information, are seemingly endless. With Web 2.0 there is an exchange of messages, visions, facts, fictions, contemplations, and declarations buzzing around a network of computers that connects students to the world – fast. Theoretically this digital connectivity, and the availability of information that it provides, is beneficial to curriculum development in higher education. Education is easily available, democratic, and immersive. But is it worthwhile? Is the kind of education one can get from new media platforms and social media resources, with their click-on videos, rollover animations, and unfiltered content, of sufficient quality that educators should integrate these tools into teaching? This book examines the use of new media in pedagogy, as it presents case studies of the integration of technology, tools, and devices in an undergraduate curriculum taught by the author, at an urban research university in the United States.

BIC Classifications

  • Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Higher & further education, tertiary education (JNM)
        • Colleges of further education (JNMF)
      • Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs (JNS)
        • Teaching of physically disabled students (JNSC)
  • Technology, engineering, agriculture (T)
    • Mechanical engineering & materials (TG)

BISAC Classifications

  • Education (EDU)
    • Special Education (EDU026)
      • EDUCATION / Special Education / Behavioral, Emotional & Social Disabilities (EDU026050)
    • Teaching Methods & Materials (EDU029)
      • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General (EDU029000)
    • EDUCATION / Student Life & Student Affairs (EDU038000)
  • Technology & Engineering (TEC)
    • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing (TEC020000)
    • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications (TEC041000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Higher & further education, tertiary education (JNM)
      • Teaching of students with special educational needs (JNS)
        • Teaching of students with physical impairment or disability (JNSC)
  • Technology, Engineering, Agriculture (T)
    • Mechanical engineering & materials (TG)
    • Electronics & communications engineering (TJ)
  • Computing & Information Technology (U)
    • Information technology: general issues (UB)
    • Computer networking & communications (UT)