Just to confuse you, I have now published the ‘master’ version of the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age at: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/. This is the version that most people will prefer to use, and which I would like used in future.
The version I published earlier in the week was the copy for translators and instructors who had used earlier editions as required reading on their courses.
The only difference between the two versions of the third edition is that the master version is solely in black text, while the other version uses different colour text to show the changes between editions. This makes it easier for translators, who need translate only the changes, and for instructors to see what has been added from the earlier version they used. However, it is otherwise identical to the master version.
Neither version of the third edition is yet available via the BCcampus open textbook site, but I am hoping it will be loaded there in the next week or so. In the meantime, the master edition can be accessed here: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/.
For your guidance, I have listed below the main changes over the three editions:
Main changes from 1st to 3rd edition:
- 1.8 The impact of Covid-19 on teaching and learning (added)
- Chapter 4, Section 2: Lecture-based online learning (re-written)
- comparing the differences between synchronous and asynchronous learning (rewritten)
- a new chapter on emerging technologies (added)
- Open Pedagogy (added)
Main changes from second to third edition:
- Scenario B: A school teacher’s frustration
- 1.8 The impact of Covid-19 on teaching and learning
- complete re-write of Chapter 4, Section 2: Lecture-based online learning (taking account of what happened during emergency remote learning)
- a separate chapter on emerging technologies
- re-writing of section comparing the differences between synchronous and asynchronous learning (taking account of what happened during emergency remote learning)
- section on continuum of digital learning re-written
- throughout the book: added references where appropriate to k-12 teaching and learning (book is heavily used in teacher education)
- more podcasts and activities
- a short concluding chapter summarising the book
Main changes from first to second edition: (all continued to the third edition)
- major rewrite of 1.2 Skills Needed in a Digital Age to take account of more recent research, esp. Royal Bank’s report Human’s Wanted
- Chapter 188.8.131.52 Section on micro-credentials
- Appendix 1 on Building an Effective Learning Environment moved into a main Chapter (Chapter 6)
- added sections on four emerging technologies (social media, serious games, augmented/cvirtual reality, AI) to Chapter 8
- section added on SAMR model
- new section on Open Pedagogy
- updated references
- updated urls/examples
- more examples and content for k-12 teaching
- standardized ‘look and feel’ of the text
- more activities and podcast feedback added
- a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography.