Recommended Holiday Reading List

Recommended Holiday Reading List Header imageWe still have a few more days left of the winter break. May I recommend some interesting reading.  These books look at education, organizations, and technology through a disruptive lens.

Bonk, C. J. (2009). The world is open: How Web technology is revolutionizing education. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass.

Coiné, T., & Babbitt, M. (2014). A world gone social: How companies must adapt to survive. New York: AMACOM.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/book-review-a-world-gone-social

Jantsch, J. (2012). The referral engine: Teaching your business to market itself. New York: Portfolio Penguin.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/book-review-the-referral-engine-teaching-your-business-to-market-itself/

Pontefract, D. (2013). Flat army: Creating a connected and engaged organization.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/book-review-the-flat-army/

Quinn, C. N. (2014). Revolutionize learning & development: Performance and innovation strategy for the information age. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass & Pfeiffer.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/book-review-revolutionize-learning-development/

Richardson, W. (2012). Why school?: How education must change when learning and information are everywhere. TED Conferences.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/book-review-why-school-how-education-must-change-when-learning-and-information-are-everywhere/

Schmidt, E., & Rosenberg, J. (2014). How Google Works (First edition.). New York: Business Plus.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/book-review-how-google-works/

Semple, E. (2012). Organizations don’t tweet, people do: A manager’s guide to the social web (1st ed.). Wiley.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/book-review-organizations-dont-tweet-people-do-a-managers-guide-to-the-social-web/

Sheninger, E. C. (2014). Digital leadership: Changing technology for change-savvy school leaders. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/book-review-digital-leadership-changing-technology-for-change-savvy-school-leaders/

Weller, M. (2011). The digital scholar: How technology is transforming scholarly practice. London: Bloomsbury.
http://tubarks.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/book-review-the-digital-scholar-how-technology-is-transforming-scholarly-practice/

These are exciting times in education. There are so many disruptive technologies and methods being introduced and used in the classroom. These books are shaping how I think about communicating, teaching, and learning. This is my list, what are you reading that you think I should be reading?

Want Students to Read the Chapter? Have Them Discuss It Before Teaching It

Want Students to Read the Chapter? Have Them Discuss It Before Teaching It

One of the challenges I often hear instructors discussing is that their students do not read the assigned chapters. Frequently, students do not have to read the chapters because instructors will rehash the chapters rather than entering into a deep-dive discussion. Here is one idea I would like to share to increase readership and enrich the discussion. Continue reading