Navigating the high tech tools and pedagogy of the 21st century

This paper presents an overview of blogs, wikis, podcasts, Real Simple Syndication (“RSS”) feeds, and other Internet tools used in navigating 21st century teaching and learning. These new tools can be used in both traditional classrooms and in distance learning settings. We believe that knowledge of these new high-tech tools supports quality teaching and learning and serves as positive enhancements to higher education, global, and maritime education. Furthermore, this technology supports the creative efforts of dedicated, innovative faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.