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Managing Online Instructor Workload

Author : Simone C.O. Conceição
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Managing Online Instructor Workload is a groundbreaking book that offers strategies, advice, illustrative examples, and a four-step process for identifying challenges and rethinking, prioritizing, managing, and balancing one's online instruction workload. Based on surveys and interviews with successful online instructors, the book is filled with timely and comprehensive insight that is essential for online instructors, instructional designers, faculty developers, and anyone who wants to succeed in online learning. Praise for Managing Online Instructor Workload "Managing Online Instructor Workload breaks the pattern of prior distance learning books with its research-based orientation by including a broad range of experience. This is a valuable resource to encourage greater faculty persistence and adoption."—Kathleen P. King, professor of higher education, University of South Florida, Tampa "This is a must-read for all online instructors who strive not only to provide a high-quality learning experience for their students but also maintain a quality life of their own!"—Rita-Marie Conrad, online educator and author "Do you teach online? Do you need sleep? Here is the first book that I know of that will allow you to do both?no more endless hours wasted online attempting to be an effective instructor."—Curtis J. Bonk, professor, Indiana University

Motivating and Retaining Online Students

Author : Rosemary M. Lehman
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Finally, the first research-based book of sound strategies and bestpractices to help instructors motivate students to complete theironline courses. Although studies support the effectiveness of learning online,students often fail to complete online courses. Some studies havefound that as many as 50–70% drop out of their online coursesor programs. Retention is not only a growing expectation andimperative, but it is also as opportunity for faculty members totake the lead in innovating, researching, and implementing newstrategies while demonstrating their effectiveness. Designed for instructors and instructional designers, Motivatingand Retaining Online Students is filled with empirical researchfrom the authors’ study of motivation and retentionstrategies that can reduce online learner dropout. Focusing onthe most important issues instructors face, such as course design;student engagement and motivation; and institutional,instructional, and informal student support strategies, thebook provides effective online strategies that help minimizestudent dropout, increase student retention, and support studentlearning. While helping to improve the overall retention rates foreducational institutions, the strategies outlined in the bookalso allow for student diversity and individual learnerdifferences. Lehman and Conceição’s proven modelgives instructors an effective approach to help students persist inonline courses and succeed as learners.

Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers

Author : Robin K. Morgan
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Non-tenure-track lecturers and adjunct instructors face particular challenges at US colleges, including heavy teaching loads, lack of office space, little control over the selection of course topics or textbooks, and long commutes between jobs at two or more schools. Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers contains short, practice-oriented articles by experienced instructors that offer valuable teaching and career tips for balancing competing demands, addressing student issues, managing classrooms, and enhancing professional development.

Teaching in Nursing E Book

Author : Diane M. Billings
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Set yourself up for success as a nurse educator with the award-winning Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty, 5th Edition. Recommended by the NLN for comprehensive CNE prep, this insightful text is the only one of its kind to cover all three components of teaching: instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. As it walks through the day-to-day challenges of teaching, readers will benefit from its expert guidance on key issues, such as curriculum and test development, diverse learning styles, the redesign of healthcare systems, and advancements in technology and information. This new edition contains all the helpful narrative that earned this title an AJN Book of the Year award, along with updated information on technology-empowered learning, the flipped classroom, interprofessional collaborative practice, and much more. Coverage of concept-based curricula includes strategies on how to approach and implement concept-based lessons. Extensive information on online education discusses the use of webinars and other practical guidance for effective online instruction. Evidence-based teaching boxes cover issues, such as: how to do evidence-based teaching; applications of evidence-based teaching; implications for faculty development, administration, and the institution; and how to use the open-ended application questions at the end of each chapter for faculty-guided discussion. Strategies to promote critical thinking and active learning are incorporated throughout the text, highlighting various evaluation techniques, lesson planning insights, and tips for developing examinations. Updated research and references address forward-thinking approaches to education and trends for the future. Guidance on teaching in diverse settings addresses topics such as the models of clinical teaching, teaching in interdisciplinary settings, how to evaluate students in the clinical setting, and how to adapt teaching for community-based practice. Strong focus on practical content — including extensive coverage of curriculum development — equips future educators to handle the daily challenges and opportunities of teaching. NEW! Chapter on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice focuses on the collaboration of care across patient care providers, emphasizing clear communication and shared patient outcomes. NEW! Renamed unit on Curriculum as a Process better reflects the latest QSEN competencies and other leading national standards. NEW! Renamed unit on Technology-Empowered Learning covers the use of technology for learning — including non-traditional course formats, active learning, flipped classrooms, and more.

Online Teaching at Its Best

Author : Linda B. Nilson
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Bring pedagogy and cognitive science to online learning environments Online Teaching at Its Best: A Merger of Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research is the scholarly resource for online learning that faculty, instructional designers, and administrators have long been awaiting. Over 70 percent of degree-granting institutions offer online classes, and while technical resources abound, the courses often fall short of integrating the best practices in online pedagogy, even if they comply with online course design standards. Typically these standards omit the best practices in teaching and learning and the principles from cognitive science, leaving students struggling to keep the pace, understand the material, and fulfill their true potential as learners. This book fills the gap, providing evidence-based practices for online teaching, online course design, and online student motivation integrated with pedagogical and cognitive science to help you build the distance learning courses and programs your students deserve. As more and more students opt for distance learning, it's up to designers and instructors to rethink traditional methods and learn to work more effectively within the online learning environment, and up to administrators to provide the needed leadership. Online Teaching at Its Best provides practical, real-world advice grounded in educational science to help online instructors, instructional designers, and administrators deliver an exceptional learning experience. Adopt new pedagogical techniques designed specifically for online learning environments Ensure strong course alignment and effective student learning for online classes Increase student retention, build necessary support structures, and train faculty more effectively Integrate research-based course design and cognitive psychology into graduate or undergraduate programs Distance is no barrier to a great education; what do stand in the way are inadequate online course design and implementation and deficient faculty training and support—all of which administrators can mitigate. Online Teaching at Its Best will help you ensure that your online classes measure up to the rigor and quality of excellence in teaching and assessment, build in the personal touch for developing a learning community and equip your students to succeed in the next challenge.

The Complete 14 Volume Jossey Bass Online Teaching Learning Library

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Buy the complete set and save 30%! Includes one copy of each volumein the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learningseries: Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community byRena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt Exploring the Digital Library: A Guide for Online Teachingand Learning by Kay Johnson and Elaine Magusin Learning in Real Time: Synchronous Teaching and LearningOnline by Jonathan E. Finkelstein Assessing the Online Learner: Resources and Strategies forFaculty by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt Using Wikis for Online Collaboration: The Power of theRead-Write Web by James A. West and Margaret L. West Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds:Strategies for Online Instruction by Clark Aldrich Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to "BeThere" for Distance Learners by Simone C. O.Conceição and Rosemary M. Lehman Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Designfor Students with Disabilities by Norman Coombs Teaching Lab Science Courses Online: Resources for BestPractices, Tools, and Technology by Linda Jeschofnig and PeterJeschofnig Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources forCreative Instruction, Updated Edition by Rita-Marie Conrad andJ. Ana Donaldson Managing Online Instructor Workload: Strategies for FindingBalance and Success by Rosemary M. Lehman and Simone C.O.Conceição Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities andResources for Creative Instruction by Rita-Marie Conrad and J.Ana Donaldson Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-BasedStrategies That Work by Rosemary M. Lehman and Simone C.O.Conceição Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Designand Development, Second Edition by Robin M. Smith No other discounts apply.

Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education OP

Author : Gary E. Miller
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Published in Association with img alt="" src="https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/uploads/7e9550b75e64acf1754179aaec9f391b464991a2.jpg" Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.

Social Media for Educators

Author : Tanya Joosten
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"This important book includes case studies and practical strategies to help design learning activities within a course that will take advantage of social media in order to better meet pedagogical needs and increase the course effectiveness. Administrators will also find the information useful for planning programmatic implementations and faculty development programs for the use of social media. Although the practical uses shared will focus on pedagogy in higher education, these uses can be generalized to other sectors such as K-12 or organizational learning. The issues addressed in the best practices and in faculty development can be informative for individuals involved in professional development and network building"--

The Complete 15 Volume Jossey Bass Online Teaching Learning Library

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Buy the complete set and save 30%! Includes one copy of each volume in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning series: Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt Exploring the Digital Library: A Guide for Online Teaching and Learning by Kay Johnson and Elaine Magusin Learning in Real Time: Synchronous Teaching and Learning Online by Jonathan E. Finkelstein Assessing the Online Learner: Resources and Strategies for Faculty by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt Using Wikis for Online Collaboration: The Power of the Read-Write Web by James A. West and Margaret L. West Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds: Strategies for Online Instruction by Clark Aldrich Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to "Be There" for Distance Learners by Simone C. O. Conceição and Rosemary M. Lehman Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students with Disabilities by Norman Coombs Teaching Lab Science Courses Online: Resources for Best Practices, Tools, and Technology by Linda Jeschofnig and Peter Jeschofnig Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction, Updated Edition by Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson Managing Online Instructor Workload: Strategies for Finding Balance and Success by Rosemary M. Lehman and Simone C.O. Conceição Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction by Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work by Rosemary M. Lehman and Simone C.O. Conceição Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development, Second Edition by Robin M. Smith Visual Design for Online Learning by Torria Davis No other discounts apply.

Penn State Outreach

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Distance Education in Nursing

Author : Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
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A Doodyís Core Title! ì[This book] addresses issues that cut across a wide range of best practices and the effect of technology on learning. [It includes] sound principles, new and creative ideas, [and] many implications for future research. What can and cannot be taught online? How are faculty best assisted in learning a new role? Who are the students in this geographically and culturally diverse learning community?... I know that you will enjoy this book because it combines current practices and research with building a foundation of knowledge that takes us into the future.î Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing Fairfield University This award-winning text, now in its third edition, integrates new digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, seven new chapters, and an innovative format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills, and addresses the challenges of accreditation for distance programs. The text helps teachers assess their teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Practical hints and key points focus on supporting learner success, using learning objects, and more.. Special features include an author-hosted blog and website to enhance and extend learning. The text is designed for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels and will also be beneficial for health care organizations that provide online continuing education. This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities Provides specific suggestions for overcoming barriers to online classes and other paradigm shifts Features teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples Offers an author-managed blog and website , updated continually

Managing Technology in Higher Education

Author : A. W. (Tony) Bates
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Universities continue to struggle in their efforts to fully integrate information and communications technology within their activities. Based on examination of current practices in technology integration at 25 universities worldwide, this book argues for a radical approach to the management of technology in higher education. It offers recommendations for improving governance, strategic planning, integration of administrative and teaching services, management of digital resources, and training of technology managers and administrators. The book is written for anyone wanting to ensure technology is integrated as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Stress Management for Teachers

Author : Elizabeth Hartney
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Teaching has long been recognised by researchers as one of the most stressful professions. However, only in recent years has the scale of occupational stress faced by teachers finally been addressed by government policy. In this ground-breaking book, Elizabeth Hartney provides readers with a basic understanding of stress, in the context of teaching in schools, and its effects on personal and professional well-being. Drawing on recent research into stress in teachers, the latest political changes affecting teachers, and stress management effectiveness, she suggests a wide range of strategies and an exhaustive and up-to-date list of resources to assist teachers and trainees in coping with all manners of stress, from stress in the classroom and the requirements of administration, to career development and coping with difficult people.

Teaching in Social Work

Author : Jeane W. Anastas
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Drawing from her extensive classroom and field experience, Jeane W. Anastas merges the "practice wisdom" of today's social work educators with contemporary theories on instruction and learning. Built around a teacher- and student-in-situation framework, Teaching in Social Work examines the effect of social issues, professional norms and needs, and various educational settings on the interactions among educators, students, and the subjects they learn. The result is a singular volume that focuses specifically on teaching within the field of social work, identifying the factors that result in effective educational outcomes. Anastas draws on the theories and selected research findings of higher education and social work education literature. She illuminates the critical aspects of teaching and learning as an adult, the best uses of different modalities of instruction, and the issues of diversity that influence all aspects of teaching and learning. Her book includes guest-authored chapters on field learning and the latest advances in teaching technology. It also engages with ethics, teaching and learning assessments, and faculty work in full-time social work education.

Dying Death and Grief in an Online Universe

Author : Paul Gilbert, FBPsS
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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

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Author : Kelsey, Sigrid
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Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.

Knowledge Management Enabling Business

Author : Natarajan
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What does it take to transform a learning organization into a knowledge enterprise? How can the process of transformation be designed in order to achieve a creative advantage? This is a breakthrough book that explains how technological and conceptual synergies can be deployed for conversion of knowledge to knowledge management in the organizational context. Written by professionals who have tremendous expertise in consulting and developing KM solutions, it captures the essence of the time that is being referred to as the dawn of the knowledge society.

Knowledge Sharing Through Technology

Author : Jeanne Lam
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This book constitutes the thoroughly revised selected papers of the 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning, ICT 2013, held in Hong Kong, China, in July 2013. The 21 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as management and application of open education resources, application of ICT in support of knowledge sharing, application of mobile devices and social media to knowledge sharing, knowledge sharing for teaching and learning.

Teaching Online

Author : Susan Schor Ko
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Teaching Online is a practical, concise guide for instructors teaching distance-learning courses or instructors supplementing a traditional classroom with online elements. This pocket-sized, portable book can be used as either a course text or a professional resource.

E Learning for Geographers Online Materials Resources and Repositories

Author : Rees, Philip
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"This book provides a useful reference to the latest advancements in the area of educational technology and e-learning"--Provided by publisher.