Elizabeth F. Barkley


My books expand upon my primary scholarly interests. Visit the College Teaching Techniques website to learn more about the books related to college teaching, several of which have been translated into multiple languages.

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Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

This book offers an integrated approach along with 50 creative techniques to help college professors assess learning more efficiently and effectively.

Interactive Lecturing: A Handbook for College Faculty

This books provides a synthesis of relevant contemporary theory and research on lecturing along with 53 tips for making lectures more engaging and 32 active learning techniques that support learning in lectures.


Collaborative Learning: A Handbook for College Faculty (2nd Edition)

This handbook guides teachers through all aspects of group work, providing solid information on what to do, how to do it, and why it is important to student learning.

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

Drawing from the accumulated findings in the research, theory, and good practice literature, this book offers faculty over 100 practical tips, techniques, and strategies to help them engage students in today’s college classroom.


The Music History Textbook Series

Most of the books below began as traditional print textbooks published by Prentice Hall. I wanted to create more engaging books for students, and so shifted to developing digital textbooks with Kendall Hunt/Great River Learning that provide complete interactive learning environments. The books now are sold in the context of college courses and come bundled with access to the Napster/Rhapsody digital music library. If you are a student, you should purchase your book directly from http://www.grtep.com or your campus bookstore. If you are a teacher interested in a review copy, please contact Jeff Grant, web project editor at jgrant@greatriverlearning.com.


Great Composers and Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization

A 3-volume series that consists of an introductory survey of the art music of Western culture starting with ancient music and concluding with contemporary trends.


Crossroads: The Music of American Cultures

Explores the development of genres such as Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Salsa, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Reggae, Hip Hop and Rap from their origins in immigrant traditions to their development into uniquely American musics that have gone on to impact the world.


World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusion

Traces global music styles from their roots in the ethnic traditions of a specific culture through their evolution into new forms that retain vitality and relevance in contemporary society.

Elizabeth F. Barkley ©2019