eBook from Professor and Student Examines Past, Present, and Future of Creating Engagement in the Modern Classroom

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Co-authored by San Diego State University Professor Kevin Popović and SDSU student Ryan Vanshur, ‘Creating Engagement in the Classroom’ dissects problems—and solutions—currently facing instructors and learners alike in the modern higher-education classroom.

‘Creating Engagement in the Classroom’ will enable both teachers and students to better understand the roots of their relationship, allowing them to explore and develop more effective communications on campus.

CourseKey, a mobile communications platform designed to facilitate engagement in the classroom setting, recently announced the release of its first ebook, “Creating Engagement in the Classroom: Understanding the Challenges of the Modern Learning Environment.”

Co-authored by San Diego State University (SDSU) Professor Kevin Popović and CourseKey VP of Sales and Marketing and SDSU student Ryan Vanshur, the ebook explores the challenges and solutions currently facing the modern higher-education classroom.

“Throughout my work as an author, an educator, as a communications professional, and as a student, I’ve noticed one defining characteristic to successful education: engagement,” said Popović, who has also serves as the Founder and CEO of Ideahaus, an award-winning creative communications agency. “All of my books have had something to do with communications. With this book, I wanted to explore the real barriers, big and small, currently impeding students and instructors from interacting in the classroom.”

Part history lesson, part academic research, and part forward-thinking conversation rooted in modern technologies, “Creating Engagement in the Classroom” analyzes trends within the higher-education classroom from all angles, allowing students and professors alike to benefit from the strategies and information presented within.

By exploring how technology has changed in the classroom throughout generations, “Creating Engagement in the Classroom” provides a deeper understanding of how professors and students have changed, and how they can better leverage current devices and platforms to facilitate an effective academic process.

“CourseKey, and other technologies, are changing what can happen inside the classroom, and this ebook shows you how,” Vanshur said. “Just as CourseKey has enabled professors and students to engage like never before, ‘Creating Engagement in the Classroom’ will enable both to better understand the roots of their relationship, allowing them to explore and develop more effective communications on campus.”

“Creating Engagement in the Classroom” is available now via http://thecoursekey.com/creating-engagement-in-the-classroom-e-book/

About CourseKey
CourseKey was founded in 2014 by San Diego State University students to addresses the growing challenges in higher education learning environments faced by both educators and students. The platform promotes higher rates of attendance, student engagement and social learning while offering real-time analytics to improve student learning outcomes.

About Ryan Vanshur
Ryan Vanshur is a Co-Founder and VP of Sales and Marketing of CourseKey, a veteran and cancer survivor, and is currently studying International Business at San Diego State University. After returning from a decade in the private sector to pursue his education, Vanshur offers an alternate, student perspective to the “Creating Engagement in the Classroom” ebook and helps expand the obscure understanding of learners sitting on the other side of the podium.

About Kevin Popović
Kevin Popović is the Founder and CEO of Ideahaus, a published author, and a Professor at San Diego State University, where he currently teaches Creativity and Innovation. An expert in communications, Popović brings decades of real-world experience to his co-author role for “Creating Engagement in the Classroom,” shedding insight and providing education firmly rooted in his significant research, interactions, and observations.

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