Effective Online Teaching is an essential resource that offers a clear understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to online learning. This much-needed resource provides specific strategies for incorporating this knowledge into effective learner-centered teaching that gets results. The book includes strategies on motivation, tailored instruction, interaction, collaboration, monitoring and communication, time and information management, student concerns, and legal and ethical issues. Designed as a text for online instructors, the chapters can be used for self-directed learning or in a formal training setting in concert with the companion Training Manual and CD. "Tina Stavredes has done something sorely needed in the online teaching world —she has successfully combined solid theory and research with the practical application of instructor training. Both the book and the training manual are a 'must' for any online education organization. Bravo!"—Dr. Darcy W. Hardy, assistant vice provost for Technology Education Initiatives, University of Texas at San Antonio, and chair emerita, United States Distance Learning Association "Drawing from years of experience and solidly grounded in an understanding of the adult learner and learning, Stavredes offers dozens of helpful instructor strategies, activities, and resources to support adult learners' success in an online environment. Effective Online Teaching and its accompanying training manual is a 'must-have' set for online instructors in higher education, corporate, and government settings."—Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adult education, University of Georgia, and coauthor, Learning in Adulthood "An eminently practical book that provides clear and unpretentious explanations of the learning theories that are essential knowledge for every online teacher, together with equally uncluttered and easy-to-follow guidance about how to apply this knowledge to achieve excellent teaching."—Michael Grahame Moore, Distinguished Professor of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, and editor, The American Journal of Distance Education
In order to enable the widespread adoption of online education, faculty must be trained in the pedagogy of teaching in this medium. This book offers an understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to an online learning environment. Through behaviorist, constructivist, and cognitive approaches it provides strategies for incorporating this knowledge into effective learner-centered teaching practice. Each chapter contains reflection and discussion questions and, with the use of the accompanying CD, can be used for self-directed learning. It is ideal for new instructors or those new to online teaching.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Padagogik - Medienpadagogik, Atlantic International University, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This text presents the long journey of Distance Education, a journey that started from the creation and development of postal services in Europe: the Era of correspondence learning. Then, the introduction of multi-media in the 1920sas the second generation of distance learning.The third Generation of E- Learning appeared with the wide spreads of the computer and the internet at the beginning of the twenty first century. In order to better serve the clientele of e-learning, some scholars among whom Charles Graham, invented what they called the seven principles for the effective online teaching and the evaluation of online courses. We confronted those principles with the instruction method in use at AIU, a non traditional university and we discovered that two of the seven principles that work with traditional online universities are not applicable to AIU, a non traditional university. We recommended the authors of the seven principles to re-examine their study, taking into account the specific learning needs of self-regulated learners, as well as the innovations in use at AIU. We ended with some suggestions to other online universities to better serve their clientele by adapting, if not adopting the system in use at AIU, for, the predicted glorious victory of e-learning over traditional campus learning, is dependent on the constant improvement of e-learning."
Experienced online teacher Kovacs shares the steps that go into developing effective online instruction. Taking readers through the process from beginning to end while thoroughly discussing the learning theories and research results behind each step
The integration of technology in classrooms is rapidly emerging as a way to provide more educational opportunities for students. As virtual learning environments become more popular, evaluating the impact of this technology on student success is vital. Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Education in K-12 Environments combines empirical evidence and best practices in current K-12 distance learning and virtual schools. Emphasizing current research and opportunities, this book is an all-inclusive reference source for administrators, teachers, researchers, teacher educators, and policymakers interested in the development and implementation of blended and electronic learning in primary and secondary education.
Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt have written a comprehensive reference for faculty to use to hone their skills as online instructors and for students to use to become more effective online learners. Filled with numerous examples from actual online courses and insights from teachers and students, Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom covers the entire online teaching process. This essential guide offers helpful suggestions for dealing with such critical issues as evaluating effective courseware, working with online classroom dynamics, addressing the needs of the online student, making the transition to online teaching, and promoting the development of the learning community.
A Handbook of Attitudes, Strategies, and Techniques for the Virtual Classroom
Author: Ken W. White,Bob H. Weight
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
"For anyone preparing to teach online, The Online Teaching Guide is a one-of-a-kind resource for developing and implementing an effective online course. Its contributing authors focus on the interpersonal aspect of online teaching and learning, offering a wealth of useful strategies to sharpen your instructional skills. You'll learn how to keep your class interpersonal, how to communicate effectively with your students, how to facilitate groups and discussions, and how to give and get feedback in the online class. From the basics of online teaching to techniques, tools, and methods for effective online communication, The Online Teaching Guide addresses the breadth of conceptual and practical issues related to the online classroom, helping you overcome the challenges that confront all online instructors."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Although web-based technologies have greatly influenced our society, only recently has its impact affected educational practices. Curriculum, Learning, and Teaching Advancements in Online Education highlights the models and frameworks that have been effective in the development of online education into the classroom. By bringing together knowledge and experience, this book allows educational technologies to be evaluated in a more dynamic context. It is suitable for teachers, researchers, and academic experts interested in rethinking the fundamental processes of teaching and learning.
As online courses proliferate, teachers increasingly realize that they have to connect with their students as they would in face-to-face classes. They have to provide true opportunities for inspirational and meaningful learning, rather than a sterile experience of clicking within a labyrinth of links. 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, Tisha Bender draws on her extensive research, her training of online faculty, and her own online teaching experience, to create a fresh vision of online pedagogy. Discussion-Based Online Teaching to Enhance Student Learning consists of three parts: Theory Practice Assessment The author shows how she applies learning theories to online discussion-based courses. She presents a wealth of suggestions and techniques, illustrated by real examples, for stimulating and managing online discussion effectively, and for improving teaching practices. The book concludes with methods for assessing the efficacy of online courses. This accessible and comprehensive 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. This is a book for all educators and administrators in higher education, in any discipline, engaged in, or contemplating offering, online classes that involve discussion or collaborative learning. It is relevant both to faculty teaching a hybrid and face-to-face classes, and courses conducted entirely online.
Developing an Online Curriculum: Technologies and Techniques acts as a guidebook for teachers and administrators as they look for support with their online education programs. It offers teaching suggestions for everything from course development to time management and community building. The book is designed to provide information to help teachers work more effectively with online tools, develop course materials for existing online courses, work with the internet as a medium of education and complete daily activities - such as evaluating assignments, lecturing and communicating with students more easily. Administrators are also given support in their efforts to recruit, train, and retain online teachers, allocate resources for online education and evaluate online materials for promotion and tenure.
Lessons from the Virtual Classroom, Second Edition The second edition of the classic resource Lessons from theCyberspace Classroom offers a comprehensive reference forfaculty to hone their skills in becoming more effective onlineinstructors. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recentchanges and challenges that face online teachers, Lessons fromthe Virtual Classroom is filled with illustrative examples fromactual online courses as well as helpful insights from teachers andstudents. This essential guide offers targeted suggestions fordealing with such critical issues as evaluating effectivecourseware, working with online classroom dynamics, addressing theneeds of the online student, making the transition to onlineteaching, and promoting the development of the learningcommunity. Praise for Lessons from the Virtual Classroom,Second Edition "Palloff and Pratt demonstrate their exceptional practicalexperience and insight into the online classroom. This is aninvaluable resource for those tasked with creating an onlinecourse." — D. Randy Garrison, professor, University of Calgary, andauthor, Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework,Principles, and Guidelines "Faculty will deeply appreciate and make use of the manyexplicit examples of how to design, prepare, and teach both blendedand fully online courses." — Judith V. Boettcher, faculty coach and author, TheOnline Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical PedagogicalTips "Lessons from the Virtual Classroom is filled withinsightful caveats and recommendations, pointed examples to enhanceyour practice, succinct summaries of the research, and engagingvisual overviews. Each page brings the reader a renewed sense ofconfidence to teach online as well as personal joy that there isfinally a resource to find the answers one is seeking." — Curtis J. Bonk, professor of education, IndianaUniversity-Bloomington, and author, Empowering Online Learning:100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, andDoing
Author: Thomas J. Tobin,B. Jean Mandernach,Ann H. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Create a more effective system for evaluating online faculty Evaluating Online Teaching is the first comprehensivebook to outline strategies for effectively measuring the quality ofonline teaching, providing the tools and guidance that facultymembers and administrators need. The authors address challengesthat colleges and universities face in creating effective onlineteacher evaluations, including organizational structure,institutional governance, faculty and administrator attitudes, andpossible budget constraints. Through the integration of casestudies and theory, the text provides practical solutions geared toaddress challenges and foster effective, efficient evaluations ofonline teaching. Readers gain access to rubrics, forms, andworksheets that they can customize to fit the needs of their uniqueinstitutions. Evaluation methods designed for face-to-face classrooms, fromstudent surveys to administrative observations, are often appliedto the online teaching environment, leaving reviewers andinstructors with an ill-fitted and incomplete analysis.Evaluating Online Teaching shows how strategies forevaluating online teaching differ from those used in traditionalclassrooms and vary as a function of the nature, purpose, and focusof the evaluation. This book guides faculty members andadministrators in crafting an evaluation process specificallysuited to online teaching and learning, for more accurate feedbackand better results. Readers will: Learn how to evaluate online teaching performance Examine best practices for student ratings of onlineteaching Discover methods and tools for gathering informal feedback Understand the online teaching evaluation life cycle The book concludes with an examination of strategies forfostering change across campus, as well as structures for creatinga climate of assessment that includes online teaching as acomponent. Evaluating Online Teaching helps institutionsrethink the evaluation process for online teaching, with the endgoal of improving teaching and learning, student success, andinstitutional results.
A major investment in professional development is necessary to ensure the fundamental success of instructors in technology-integrated classrooms and in online courses. However, while traditional models of professional development rely on face-to-face instruction, online methods are also gaining traction-viable means for faculty development. Virtual Mentoring for Teachers: Online Professional Development Practices offers peer-reviewed essays and research reports contributed by an array of scholars and practitioners in the field of instructional technology and online education. It is organized around two primary themes: professional development models for faculty in online environments and understanding e-Learning and best practices in teaching and learning in online environments. The objective of this scholarship is to highlight research-based online professional development programs and best practices models that have been shown to enhance effective teaching and learning in a variety of environments.
Author: Mark A. Maddix,James R. Estep,Mary E. Lowe
The book provides best practices from online educators who are engaged in online teaching and program development in Christian higher education. It also explores the distinct aspects of teaching and developing online courses and programs from a Christian perspective and within Christian higher education institutions. As such it is can serve as a ready resource for academic administrators and professors, novices and veterans at online program development and instruction.
Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers fresh insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online courses, principles for good practice in online education, and an agenda for future research. Author Judith Bowman provides a complete overview of online education in music, including guidelines and accreditation standards for online instruction as well as a look at current research on online learning in music. She also explores several theoretical models for online course design, development, and implementation, before presenting a creative approach to online course design, both for fully online and also for blended courses. As a whole, the book challenges stereotypical views of professors as "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side," characterizing the online professor instead as Director of Learning. Necessary reading for all who work in online learning in music, it also suggests important ways both to prevent problems and also to resolve those that do arise.
"[This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area."--Cruse Bereavement Care "[This] book is innovative and timely, challengingthe reader to think 'out of the box.' Sofka,Cupit, and Gilbert provide a framework to explore thanatologyin an online universe while encouraging continuousresearch to adapt to this ever-changing digital world."--Death Studies "Historically we have always employed our foremost technology in the service of the dead. We have used whatever we had at our disposal to mourn, to support, to share memories and to tell stories. Carla J. Sofka, Illene Noppe Cupit, and Kathleen R. GilbertÖ reaffirm that principle reminding us that this new digital world both offers dramatic technologies and creates considerable opportunities to deal with dying, death, and grief. The editors are extraordinarily sensitive to the multiple ways that this new technology has impacted upon the death system or the ways that a society organizes behavior around dying and death. Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe is bound to be a classic." Kenneth J Doka, PhD Professor, The College of New Rochelle Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America Modern communication technology has profoundly influenced societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss. This text, written for death educators, clinicians, researchers, and students of thanatology, provides current information about "thanatechnology," the communication technology used in providing death education, grief counseling, and thantology research. The book offers a broad overview of how the communication technology revolution affects individuals coping with end-of-life issues, death-related and non-death loss and grief, and implications of the "digital divide" between those who are knowledgeable about and have access to modern technology, and those who are not. It describes the proliferation of online support groups and social network sites to cope with loss, and mechanisms for the memorialization and commemoration of loss. It also highlights blogging as a mechanism for storytelling and SKYPE as a communication tool during times of loss and grief. The unique issue of disenfranchised grief experienced by online community members is also explored along with ethical issues. Appendices provide guidance regarding the online availability of different types of informational support, tools to evaluate the integrity of online resources, and ethical standards. Key Features: Examines the ways in which modern communication technology has revolutionized societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss Offers time-tested strategies for providing death education online Addresses ethical issues related to availability and use of technology Explores the implications of the "digital divide" between technology and non-technology users in relation to issues of death and loss Analyzes how technology has shaped and changed thanatology research
Online education continues to permeate mainstream teaching techniques in higher education settings. Teaching upper-level classes in an online setting is having a major impact on education as a whole and is fundamentally altering global learning. Cases on Critical and Qualitative Perspectives in Online Higher Education offers a collection of informal, personalized articles that identify, describe, and examine actual experiential domains of online program and course production. Administrators, developers, instructors, staff, technical support, and students in the field of online higher education will benefit from these case studies to reinforce and enhance their work.