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Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory, research, and practice as well as a review of strategies for managing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition, this book presents examples of best practices from successful online instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and educational technologists. Faculty members, researchers, instructional designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.
Covers the pedagogical and organizational development of distance education by focusing on implementing a contructivist approach into course design in order to develop the learning and skills of online students.
Practical guidance for faculty seeking to help their students work together in creative ways, move out of the box of traditional papers and projects, and deepen the learning experience through their work with one another.
This book offers an engaging and practical approach to online teaching that is rooted in the author's experience and enthusiasm for creating a virtual environment that engages students and fosters their deep learning.
Includes overviews, readings, discussion questions, hypothetical scenarios, activities, assignments, and scripts that can be used in face-to-face training or plugged into an online course management system.
"This book shows how to integrate proven instructional strategies with 21st century tools to make learning more accessible to today's technology-savvy students. Each chapter identifies an enduring skill that students need to acquire---information fluency, persuasion, communication, collaboration, and problem solving---and offers a digital solution to enhance, rather than replace, familiar practices to teach that skill. With this book, educators can make learning more efficient, empowering, and fun."
"The authors offer essential information and guideline for selecting, designing, and developing asynchronous and synchronous e-learning courses that build knowledge and skills for learners in corporate, government, and academic settings." [A CD with multimedia examples is included.]
"Lipinski discusses changes to copyright law and how they may ultimately affect traditional distance classrooms. Providing a step-by-step explanation of the law and how it impacts these pedagogical issues, Lipinski discusses instructor ownership issues, a general application of fair use, and other issues that will inevitably arise when technology, intellectual property, and education all intersect."
"The purpose of this book is to showcase proven ideas from some of the world's most creative instructors, instructional designers and developers...that can be adopted or adapted to make learning more fun and engaging. They are meant to improve your skills and spark new ideas of your own."
"With the specific purpose of switching emphasis from the technical issues of online teaching to the human implications of teaching and learning through the Internet. Discussion-Based Online Teaching to Enhance Student Learning consists of three parts: theory, practice, and assessment."
This title "will help you build an online community and fuel online dialogue to create relationships between interactants. It will also provide you with a wide repertoire of strategies for sharpening your course's content and ways to fend off and avoid technological problems and roadblocks that you will invariably face during your class."
New Directions for Community Colleges..."The volume proposed will examine the past and present landscape of issues and challenges associated with distance education from regional, state, and institutional perspectives. It will look at the current challenges and successes of faculty, student service professionals, presidents, and other administrative leaders as they endeavor to create a quality learning environment through distance education."
"Whether you're just thinking about teaching online, a first-time online course facilitator, or you are an experienced distance educator, Going the Distance: A Handbook for Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty Who Teach Online will help you sharpen your online teaching skills, develop and deliver more richly-structured distance education courses."
"A comprehensive reference text for teachers and administrators of online courses and programs...Includes twelve NEW articles on the latest issues such as psychology of online learning, training faculty, digital libraries, ethical dimensions in online learning, legal issues, course management systems and evolving technologies."
"A practical, concise guide for instructors teaching distance learning courses or instructors supplementing a traditional classroom with online elements...the text serves as a pedagogical "how-to," addressing instructors' most commonly asked questions and concerns."
"Issues covered include: costs incurred for remote space and equipment used, the loss of traditional evaluation methods, and the potential losses of academic integrity. The goal of this book is to increase the understanding of such major issues, challenges and solutions related to distance education and it is geared toward administrators and academicians trying to develop or improve distance education programs."
"With the rapid proliferation of distance education and e-learning courses, the need is growing for a comprehensive, professional approach to evaluating their effectiveness. This indispensable book offers a road map to guide evaluation practice in these innovative learning environments. Providing practical, step-by-step guidelines and tools for conducting evaluation studies—including how to deal with stakeholders, develop surveys and interview protocols, collect other scientific evidence, and analyze and blend mixed-methods data."
This book "gives readers the basic information they need to be knowledgeable distance educators. Understanding that most students would prefer to sit in a classroom, the book offers practical solutions for providing equivalent opportunities for various ways of learning. This book is the most comprehensive and widely adopted for distance learning courses and also provides the most visuals."
This title "offers guidance for designing and implementing creative assessment practices tied directly to course activities to measure student learning. The book is filled with illustrative case studies, authentic assessments based in real-life application of concepts, and collaborative activities that assess the quality of student learning rather than relying on the traditional methods of measuring the amount of information retained."
"An essential resource for online educators working with students in higher education and training settings. The authors offer an overview of the key issues of student online learning and provide a practical guide to working with online students. The book covers a broad range of topics including learning styles, multicultural issues, evaluation, retention, and the challenging problems of plagiarism and cheating."
"This useful resource describes best practices for designing online programs and courses. The authors address topics such as: program and course planning, design and delivery; multicultural and gender issues; program evaluation; student evaluation of online teaching, and institutional and program accreditation."