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Instructors are pressured to integrate technology into their traditional or online instruction. This book offers a hands-on resource that shows how to integrate technology into lessons and offers information about common technologies, categorizing by groups, and explains the purposes they serve pedagogically as well as how they can be most effectively used in online or face-to-face classrooms. In addition to examples, each chapter will feature a decision making matrix to help instructors decide on whether or not a tool is really needed based on curriculum objectives or a specific organizational or curricular problem.

Author Biography

Susan Manning is an online instructor at the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin at Stout. Kevin Johnson is the CEO of The Cutting Ed, Inc. He specializes in helping clients envision education and training and advises clients on selecting technology tools. Manning and Johnson are the coauthors of Online Education for Dummies from Wiley.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Why Web-Based Tools?p. 3
How to Choose Tools and a Matrix for Doing Sop. 9
Tools to Help You Stay Organizedp. 25
Calendarsp. 27
Scheduling Toolsp. 33
Mind-Mapping or Graphic Organizer Toolsp. 39
Social Bookmarkingp. 45
Virtual Storage and File Managementp. 52
Tools to Communicate and Collaboratep. 59
Discussion Forumsp. 61
Voice Over Internet Protocolp. 70
Instant Messaging and Chatp. 76
Blogsp. 82
Wikisp. 89
Microblogsp. 95
Web Conferencingp. 102
Tools to Present Contentp. 109
Audiop. 111
Videop. 119
Screencastingp. 129
Narrated Slide Showsp. 136
Sharing Imagesp. 142
Tools to Help You Assess Learningp. 149
Quizzes, Tests, and Surveysp. 151
Rubrics and Matrixesp. 158
E-Portfoliosp. 167
Tools to Help You Transform Your Identityp. 175
Avatarsp. 177
Virtual Worldsp. 183
Social Networking and Your Students' Identitiesp. 190
Emerging Technologyp. 196
Referencesp. 199
Indexp. 203
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