2014 Winner of the Frederic Ness Book Award
Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning
Author José Antonio Bowen will discuss his book—Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning—winner of the 2014 Frederic W. Ness Book Award, which is presented to the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. As Bowen writes, technology is profoundly changing education. If students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize “naked” face-to-face contact with faculty. Teaching Naked shows how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. José Bowen introduces a new way to think about learning and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension in education.