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Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a residential university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. Use technology to free yourself from the need to "cover" the content in the classroom, and instead use class time for interactions that can spark the sort of critical thinking or change of mental models we seek. This interactive session will explore how the new tools that technology offers can increase student preparation and engagement outside of the classroom and how we can design in-class experiences that will maximize change in our students.

Jose Bowen, Dean of the Meadows School at Southern Methodist University, has taught at Stanford University, Miami University, and Georgetown University, written over 100 scholarly articles, edited the Cambridge Companion to Conducting, and appeared as a musician in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the US with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, and others. He has written a symphony (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), music for Hubert Laws and Jerry Garcia, and his latest CD, Uncrowded Night. He is an editor for Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology and the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012). He is currently on the boards of the Journal for the Society for American Music, the Jazz Research Journal, and the Library of Congress, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in England.

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