‘Teaching Naked’ wins top academic book award

Published: January 23, 2014, 9:14 am, by Carol McGraw

The book “Teaching Naked How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning”  has won the Frederick W. Ness Book Award.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities  announced the award will be given to author Jose Antonio Bowen  at  the group’s  annual meeting Jan. 23 in Dallas.

Bowen is  dean of the Meadows School of the Arts and professor of music at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The honor is given  for a book that best illustrates the goals of a contemporary liberal education.

Teaching Naked  is not what you think from the title.–getting rid of technology. Instead, it actually tells how to use technology outside the classroom, so  students come to class prepared for discussion.