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Essentials of Online Course Design

Essentials of Online Course Design

A Standards-Based Guide

  • Author: Marjorie Vai,Kristen Sosulski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136876758
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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In spite of the proliferation of online learning in higher education, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book and users will quickly learn from the guide’s hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline. The guide’s key features include: a practical approach informed by theory clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one clear and jargon-free language examples, screen shots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text a Companion Website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate. Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best-practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is, contrary to popular belief, a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual.

Online by Design

Online by Design

The Essentials of Creating Information Literacy Courses

  • Author: Yvonne Mery,Jill Newby
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0810891123
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 170
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As more and more academic libraries consider offering online credit courses or converting face-to-face courses to online, instructional librarians need to quickly get up to speed about online course design and delivery. Even the most seasoned instruction librarian may be intimidated by the thought of converting their classroom course into an online course. Based on both sound research in the area on of online pedagogy and extensive teaching experience, this book includes ideas for: Creating innovative and interactive information literacy tutorials that engage students. Addressing common pitfalls of online instruction including communicating with students, designing a course that is easy to navigate, and getting the most out of the course management system. Developing assignments and assessments that work in an online environment Incorporating the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education into the materials development process. A must for both seasoned instruction librarians and those just starting, this book will provide librarians with the practical information needed to move their instruction online and teach a successful course.

Essentials of Online Teaching

Essentials of Online Teaching

A Standards-Based Guide

  • Author: Margaret Foley McCabe,Patricia González-Flores
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317416546
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 304
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Teachers’ active online participation and engagement with students are critical factors to the success of online courses. Essentials of Online Teaching is a standards-based, straightforward guide to teaching online in higher education, high school and vocational training, or corporate learning environments. This brief but powerful book encourages immediate application of concepts with the help of real-world examples, technical insights, and professional advice. The guide includes: a practical approach informed by, but not about, relevant learning theories; clear models and examples from a wide variety of online courses; teachers’ reflections about their online practice; a checklist of standards to help guide teaching decisions; and an accompanying website (www.essentialsofonlineteaching.com) with additional resources. Essentials of Online Teaching addresses key instructional challenges in online teaching and presents the reader with practical solutions for each phase of a course—preparation, beginning, middle, and end.

Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching

Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching

How to "Be There" for Distance Learners

  • Author: Rosemary M. Lehman,Simone C. O. Conceição
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470873116
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching This important new resource shows how a strong sense of online presence contributes to greater student satisfaction and retention. The authors explore the psychological and social aspects of online presence from both the instructor and student perspective and provide an instructional design framework for developing effective online learning. Based on solid research and extensive experience, the book is filled with suggested methods, illustrative case scenarios, and effective activities for creating, maintaining, and evaluating presence throughout an online course. "The authors have taken the mystery out of the critical concept of presence by providing the theory that supports its importance and simple techniques to make it happen. Instructors who read this book will be able to develop effective online learning communities and achieve desired learning outcomes." —Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt, program directors and faculty, Teaching in the Virtual Classroom Program, Fielding Graduate University "Lehman and Conceição blend hands-on experience, research, and a collection of practical tips to provide every online instructor with strategies for 'being there.' If you want to bring the real you into your online classes and take your online teaching to the next level, this is the book to read." —Chip Donohue, director of distance learning, Erikson Institute "This book provides a practical and interactive model to help readers reflect on why and how they can guide online and blended learning activities, characterized by a personal 'sense of presence.'" — Alan B. Knox, professor, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Essentials of Instructional Design

The Essentials of Instructional Design

Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice

  • Author: Abbie Brown,Timothy D. Green
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780135084229
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 216
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The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice is designed to introduce the essential elements of instructional design (ID) to students who are new to ID. The key procedures within the ID process, learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement and evaluating the success of the instructional design are covered in complete chapters that introduce and describe the procedure, with examples of how the procedure is accomplished using the best known instructional design models (e.g. Dick and Carey; Morrison, Ross and Kemp...etc.). Unlike most other ID books, this book provides an overview of the principles and practice of ID without placing emphasis on any one ID model. Offering the voice of instructional designers from a number of professional settings and providing real-life examples from instructional designers, students learn how professional organizations put the various ID processes into practice. The book's first chapter describes the history of instructional design and how it relates to more traditional approaches to teaching; the second chapter provides an overview of what is known about learning and cognition. The end chapters explain the instructional media production process and visual design for instructional media. This text provides students with the information they need to make informed decisions as they design and develop instruction, offering them a variety of possible approaches for each step in the ID process and explaining the strengths and challenges associated with each approach. - Publisher.

147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups

147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups

Essentials of Web-based Education

  • Author: Donald E. Hanna,Michelle Glowacki-Dudka,Simone Conceição-Runlee
  • Publisher: Atwood Pub
  • ISBN: 9781891859342
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 74
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From experienced distance educators comes this comprehensive collection of strategies for teaching effectively online. Beginning with pre-instruction preparation and progressing through actual online teaching, 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups will help you feel more comfortable and competent heading into an online course, whether you're a new instructor or an experienced professor. The authors dispel popular myths in online education and anticipate the potential problems you might face teaching in the online medium. They also advise you on how to set up and implement your online course, and make the course discussions as interactive as those you have in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting. If you're involved in web-based education -- or if you're about to be -- 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups will become one of your most trusted resources.

Distance Education in Nursing

Distance Education in Nursing

Third Edition

  • Author: Karen H. Frith,Deborah Clark
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826109454
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 225
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Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two-Year Colleges

Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two-Year Colleges

Collaborative Models to Improve Teaching and Learning

  • Author: Susan Sipple,Robin Lightner
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 157922847X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms, and as an effective and low-cost strategy for faculty developers working with few resources to stimulate innovative teaching that leads to student persistence and improved learning outcomes. Two-year college instructors face the unique challenge of teaching a mix of learners, from the developmental to high-achievers, that requires using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques. Even the most experienced teachers can find this diversity demanding. Faculty developers at many two-year colleges still rely solely on the one-day workshop model that, while useful, rarely results in sustained student-centered changes in pedagogy or the curriculum, and may not be practicable for the growing cohort of part-time faculty members. By linking work in the classroom with scholarship and reflection, FLCs provide participants with a sense of renewed engagement and stimulate collegial exploration of ways to achieve educational excellence. FLCs are usually faculty-instigated and cross-disciplinary, and comprise groups of six to fifteen faculty that work collaboratively through regular meetings over an extended period of time to promote research and an exchange of experiences, foster community, and develop the scholarship of teaching. FLCs alleviate burnout and isolation, promote the development, testing, and peer review of new classroom strategies or technologies, and lead to the reenergizing and professionalization of teachers. This book introduces the reader to FLCs and to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, offering examples of application in two-year colleges. Individual chapters describe, among others, an FLC set up to support course redesign; an “Adjunct Connectivity FLC” to integrate part-time faculty within a department and collaborate on the curriculum; a cross-disciplinary FLC to promote student self-regulated learning, and improve academic performance and persistence; a critical thinking FLC that sought to define critical thinking in separate disciplines, examine interdisciplinary cross-over of critical thinking, and measure critical thinking more accurately; an FLC that researched the transfer of learning and developed strategies to promote students’ application of their learning across courses and beyond the classroom. Each chapter describes the formation of its FLC, the processes it engaged in, what worked and did not, and the outcomes achieved. Just as when college faculty fail to remain current in their fields, the failure to engage in continuing development of teaching skills, will equally lead teaching and learning to suffer. When two-year college administrators restrain scholarship and reflection as inappropriate for the real work of the institution they are in fact hindering the professionalization of their teaching force that is essential to institutional mission and student success. When FLCs are supported by leaders and administrators, and faculty learn that collaboration and peer review are valued and even expected as part of being a teaching professional, they become intrinsically motivated and committed to collaboratively solving problems, setting the institution on a path to becoming a learning organization that is proactive and adept at navigating change.

Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe

Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe

For Counselors and Educators

  • Author: Paul Gilbert, FBPsS,Carla Sofka, PhD,Kathleen Gilbert, PhD, CFLE, FT,Illene Noppe Cupit, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826107338
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 290
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"[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

The Essentials of GCSE Art & Design

The Essentials of GCSE Art & Design

  • Author: Nick Eggleton
  • Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale
  • ISBN: 9781903068908
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 120
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