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The second edition of this best-selling text has been fully updated and addresses the many technological changes that have taken place in the field of online learning since 2002, such as Web 2.0, mobile learning and virtual worlds. Practical, accessible and written for those teaching on any topic, Gilly Salmon maintains her exceptional reputation and delivers another useful resource for practitioners who are looking to keep online learners motivated, active and engaged. The question remains, how do you really deliver worthwhile learning online? This professional book, based on action research, provides a simple answer to this fundamental question by exploring a key technique that enables teachers and learners to use available technologies most effectively. E-tivities are purposeful online activities that have proven to keep learners engaged and motivated while participating in interactive online e-learning environments. New topics and updates to this revised edition include: Loads of new examples from the world of "designing for learning" Fresh new examples for how the 5 stage model has been successfully used around the world New e-tivities such as wiki-tivities, pod-tivities and second life-tivities Wider range of examples from different disciplines and levels of education New student assessment techniques Fully updated teaching strategies and a refreshed Resources for Practitioners Section Higher Education teaching professionals, trainers and educational developers will find this step-by-step, updated edition of e-tivities is a wonderful resource on its own or as a companion to the author "s best-selling e-moderating: The Key to Teaching and Learning Online. It is also an appropriate text for students enrolled in Educational Technology and Distance Education Masters and PhD programs. * Please visit the author "s website (http://www.atimod.com/) for additional supplementary material and useful links.