Integrating Technology in Higher Education contains 20 chapters that provide technology integration experiences of authors from four continents and a diversity of disciplines in higher education settings. The utilization of various hardware and software tools to facilitate teaching and learning is discussed in the chapters of this edited book. The four major themes that crisscross the chapters of the book are: infrastructure, instructional design, integration, and interaction. Chapter authors share their real-life technology integration experiences and offer tried and tested suggestions and recommendation to others who wish to integrate technologies into their own educational settings.
M.O. Thirunarayanan is Associate Professor of Education and a Fellow of the Honors College at Florida International University. Professor Thirunarayanan holds a Ph.D. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Aixa Perez-Prado is Assistant Professor of Education at Florida International University. Professor Perez-Prado holds a Ph.D. in Social Science & Education from Florida State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction: M.O. Thirunarayanan and Aixa Perez-Prado Chapter 2 Teaching with Technology: Infrastructure Support and Online Discussions: Steven Hornik and Julie A.B. Cagle Chapter 3 By Instructional Design: Facilitating Effective Teaching and Learning with Technology: Donna H. Ziegenfuss Chapter 4 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum: Kelly Reimer Chapter 5 From Talking At You to Talking With You: Reshaping PowerPoint for Interactive Learning: Ralph Olliges, Sebastian Mahfood, and Roy Tamashiro Chapter 6 Integrating Assistive Technology Into Higher Education Settings: Eric Umstead and Tom Lough Chapter 7 Integrating Multimedia Technology and Interactive Video Into Counseling Skill Training: Leping Liu and Paul C. Abney Chapter 8 Teaching Disaster Management: An IT-Enhanced Hybrid Problem-Based Learning and Lecture Model: Adrian Bromage and El Parker Chapter 9 Integrating Technology in Introductory Earth Science Classes: Neptune Srimal Chapter 10 Online Training for English as a Second/Foreign Language Teachers: Pamela L. Anderson-Mejias Chapter 11 Integrating the Web into Environmental Decision Making Roleplay-Simulations: Denise Kirkpatrick and Robert McLaughlan Chapter 12 Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software for Teaching and Learning: Jennifer Gebelein Chapter 13 Blended Learning and Geriatrics Education: Jorge G. Ruiz, Maria H. van Zuilen, Tara Kai and Michael J. Mintzer Chapter 14 Technology as Enhancement Tool for Professionalization and Cognition: The Effects of Ultra-Portability and Meta-Cognition Strategies: Mark D. Szuchman Chapter 15 Project CineMath an Adventure of Video Signals: George Kafkoulis Chapter 16 Human Patient Simulators in Medical Students' Preclinical Curriculum: John L. Szarek and Ian Winston Chapter 17 Interactive Excel Tutorials in a Quantitative Literacy Course for Humanities Students: Vera Frith, Jacob J. Jaftha and Robert N. Prince Chapter 18 The Virtual Student: Using Technology to Teach School Psychology: Ari S. Yares, T. Chris Riley-Tillman, Catherine A. Fiorello and Marie C. McGrath Chapter 19 Training Techno-riffic Teachers: Jacqueline Hansen Chapter 20 Utilizing WebQuests in a Preservice Teacher Education College Course: Bob Perkins and Brenda Roughton Chapter 21 Integrating Technology into a Two Continent Consortium: Lessons Learned Teaching the TIRES Virtual Seminar: Sarah J. Mahler Chapter 22 About the Authors Chapter 23 About the Reviewers Chapter 24 About the Editors