The Wired Professor: A Guide to Incorporating the World Wide Web in College Instruction

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The Internet is rapidly becoming a necessary and natural part of the way we access information. The Wired Professor provides instructors with the necessary skills and intellectual framework for effectively working with and understanding this new tool and medium.

Written for teachers with limited experience on the Internet, The Wired Professor is a collegial, hands-on guide on how to build and manage instruction-based web pages and sites. In addition to practical tips, this book incorporates discussions on a variety of topics from the history of networks, publishing, and computers to hotly debated issues such as the pedagogical challenges posed by computer-aided instruction and distance learning. These discussions are geared to the non-computer savvy reader and written with an eye to allow instructors to maximize use of the Internet as a creative medium, a research resource of unparalleled dimension, and a community building tool.

The Wired Professor comes with a companion web site that contains additional material, such as discussions on design and links to the resources discussed in the book.

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http://www.nyupress.nyu.edu/professor.html

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About the Author:

Anne B. Keating is SCPS Curriculum Coordinator for Instructional Technology with the Adult Degree Studies Division at New York University.

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"Guides one through the different tools and gives instruction on how to use these tools effectively in the classroom."

-Ashland Theological

"The Wired Professor combines the best of Internet history and hands-on experiences to guide educators through the maze that is the Net. The book is thoughtful, pointed, and engaging. It will develop one's technical skills and critical faculties, and will be of interest and use to educators in most any discipline, in most any setting. A major contribution to our body of knowledge about the Internet.”

-Steve Jones,University of Illinois, Chicago

"No revolution was ever brought about by visions and visionaries. Rather, change comes from the day to day efforts of real people in their real jobs. In The Wired Professor, Keating and Hargitai get down to the nitty gritty of turning visions into reality by providing real-world, tangible solutions to educators trying to make sense of the information revolution."

-Selena Sol,creator of the Selena Sol Script Archive and current President of Extropia.com


"The communication revolution associated with the Internet and world-wide web has important implications for learning. The Wired Professor is a blend of history of the web, mechanics of searching online and posting web sites, but most importantly it offers clear-headed suggestions on how to best exploit this new power for education--not merely novelty or amusement. The next few years will be a time of experimentation in educational uses of the web, and teachers and students alike will profit from the ideas presented in this book."

-David G. Stork,Stanford University

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