About two weeks ago, I received an email from my mentor and cherished friend, Dr. Mary Ann Fitzgerald, of the University of Georgia, who shared the following charge:
Here’s a question that’s perfect for you. I’m teaching an Issues class this summer as an elective (M.Ed level). In the past, I’ve come up with a laundry list of topics and we’ve explored those.
Another approach might be to choose a single book — a paradigm shifter sort of book that relates to SLM. Not a textbook. Something like:
- information + social + technology + education, multiplied by radical
- Something we can all read and have some rich discussions about, preferably available in e-book format
- TED talkish
What title would you nominate? Something published quite recently.
While I had some titles in mind, I decided to tap into the wisdom of my PLN (personal learning network) via good old-fashioned email and crowdsource the list a bit. Thanks to my sage colleagues, I have compiled a reading list that I think fits the criteria described by Mary Ann: I think this list gives veterans a rich reading menu as well! What would you add? You can share your own suggestions by adding them to the public Google doc I’ve created; you can also download the initial list I originally created in Word from SlideShare below.