The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced today that Preston Hollow resident José Antonio Bowen, dean of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, is the winner of the national 2014 Frederic W. Ness Book Award for Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning.
The Ness award is given to a book that best illuminates the goals and practices of a contemporary liberal education. It is being formally presented to Bowen at the association’s annual meeting this week in Washington, D.C.
In Teaching Naked, Bowen explores how technology can be most powerfully used outside the classroom rather than as a substitute for traditional classroom learning. Among other things, Bowen discusses particular approaches to using technology to improve learning outcomes and ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty.