Laura Gibbs

Michelle Pacansky-Brock: Teaching With Technologies

Blog Post created by Laura Gibbs on Oct 18, 2017

I wanted to make sure to note here the GREAT interview with Michelle Pacansky-Brock that showed up today in Inside Higher Ed. The excuse for the interview if the publication of the second edition of her book, but ANY excuse for an interview with Michelle sounds good to me. Here's the info re: the book, and here's a link to the interview:

Teaching With Technologies. Author discusses why and how instructors should employ digital tools to effectively engage students in face-to-face and online courses.


The author of a newly released book, Best Practices for Teaching With Emerging Technologies (Routledge), Pacansky-Brock believes educators need to understand the applicability of Web 2.0 technologies, not just for distance education but for all types of learning environments.

The first edition was published in 2012, but technologies change so rapidly that the author, who recently became faculty mentor for digital innovation for two programs of the California Community Colleges system, told “Inside Digital Learning” that the book was outdated the minute it was printed. She noted that it was bit odd to print a book about technologies rather than publishing it in a digital format, but she realized the value of a physical guide that educators can reference easily. (In an arrangement with the publisher, 50 percent of each chapter in the updated book is shared online with a CC-BY-NC license for free download.)

screenshot of IHE article