From Text to Txting:
New Media in the Classroom
edited by Paul Budra & Clint Burnham
LB1028.3 .F77 2012
New Arrivals, 2nd floor
You know that school’s back in session because our poor printers are begging for a little bit of a break from all of the syllabi and class slides and lecture notes that they’re cranking out. Also present, the mobile devices, as they’re are out in full force as well. This barrage of technology has obvious impacts in the way we interact with each other, and this week’s featured title looks at how it has changed formal instruction and learning.
Budra and Burnham, both professors at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University, have assembled a number of chapters by groundbreaking scholars in the area of technology integration in literary education. The essays from these educators seek to answer the conundrum of reaching and engaging students that didn’t grow up with the physical copies of books as their main source of enrichment and entertainment. Each author describes ways in which their literary topics can be taught in the modern classroom of today.