Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize “naked” face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.
Keywords: Teaching & Learning (Higher Education), Online learning and residential education, Residential Education in an Online World, The Flat Classroom, Social Proximity, Learning and Games, Technology Before Class, Naked Classrooms, Lessons from Music Delivery, Globalization and Glocalization, Scale and Structure