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In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical "how-to" and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Instructors will learn about course design and development, instructional methods for online teaching, and student engagement and community building techniques. The book contains successful teaching strategies, guidance for facilitating interactions and responding to diversity, and assessments, as well as future directions for online learning. With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses. This one-stop resource addresses all of the core elements of online teaching in terms that are universally applicable to any content area and at any instructional level.
Joan Thormann is professor in the division of Technology in Education at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org about hands-on workshops for online learning. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman is the principal of IKZ Advisors, an educational consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Contact Isa at email@example.com about STEM Education and Leadership.
Table of Contents
|Introduction; and How to Use This Book||p. 1|
|Impact of Online Teaching and Learning: Transformations in Schooling||p. 1|
|How to Use This Book||p. 6|
|Chapter Descriptions||p. 7|
|Course Design and Development||p. 9|
|Philosophy of Education for Teaching Online||p. 9|
|Pedagogy of Online Instruction||p. 10|
|Instructional Methods, Models, and Strategies||p. 35|
|Blended Versus Totally Online: Choosing a Delivery Method||p. 35|
|Instructional Strategies||p. 37|
|Assignment Templates and Examples||p. 55|
|Templates for Innovative Exercises and Experiences||p. 55|
|Sample Successful Online Assignment Templates||p. 74|
|Facilitation and Building Online Community||p. 83|
|Student and Faculty Interaction||p. 83|
|Developing Online Communication and Facilitation Skills||p. 90|
|Building Online Community||p. 102|
|Evaluation and Assessment in Online Teaching||p. 111|
|Testing for Learning||p. 111|
|Formative and Summative Evaluation||p. 112|
|Ways of Evaluating Student Learning||p. 113|
|Evaluating Various Student Activities and Products||p. 122|
|Technology Choices for Evaluation||p. 125|
|Grading Criteria||p. 131|
|High-Stakes Testing||p. 133|
|Teaching Diverse Students Online||p. 134|
|Students with Special Needs||p. 134|
|Universal Design for Learning (UDL)||p. 142|
|ELL (English Language Learners) or ESOL (English for Speakers of a Second Language)||p. 149|
|Gifted and Talented||p. 151|
|At-Risk Students||p. 152|
|Dealing with Dilemmas||p. 154|
|Resistance to Online Learning||p. 154|
|Skills Readiness||p. 155|
|Access and Availability||p. 156|
|Student Integrity Issues||p. 157|
|Professional Issues Facing Instructors||p. 162|
|Educator Preparation Models||p. 169|
|Student Retention||p. 172|
|Looking to, and at, the Future; and Conclusions||p. 173|
|Gaming as Learning||p. 175|
|Home Schooling (K-12)||p. 176|
|Impact of Online Learning on Formal Schooling||p. 177|
|Diversity and Globalization||p. 179|
|Mobile Phones and M-Learning||p. 179|
|Preparing for Teaching Online||p. 180|
|Course Guidelines||p. 186|
|About the Authors||p. 213|
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