The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides a robust overview of theory-based techniques for teaching online or technology-enhanced courses. Covering all aspects of online teaching, this book reviews the latest research in cognitive processing and related learning outcomes while retaining a focus on the practical. A simple framework of instructional strategies mapped across a four-phase timeline provides a concrete starting point for both new online teachers and experienced teachers designing or revamping an online course. Essential technologies are explored in their basic and expanded forms, and traditional pedagogy serves as the foundation for tips and practices customized for online learning. The tips cover course management, social presence, community building, integration of new technologies, discussion and questioning techniques, assessment, and debriefing, along with new coverage of intensive or accelerated courses, customizing learning strategies, developing expertise, advanced course design, and assessment techniques exclusive to this new second edition.
The theory and techniques of successful online teaching can be significantly different from those used face-to-face. With more and more classes being offered online, this book provides a valuable resource for taking your course to the next level.
The explosion of online learning has created a demand for great online teachers. Increasingly, faculty who normally teach face-to-face are being asked to cover online courses—yet comprehensive pedagogical resources are scarce. The learning curve is huge, and faculty need a practical approach to course design and management that can be quickly and easily implemented. The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides that essential resource, with a customizable framework and deeper exploration of effective online teaching.
Rita-Marie Conrad is an online educator, award-winning author, and digital learning strategist in the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of California, Berkeley. She works with hundreds of faculty nationally as an online workshop facilitator on the topic of designing online instruction for the Learning Resources Network (LERN). Rita-Marie developed and taught online courses at Florida State University as well as several other universities. She also served as the instructional strategist for Duke University's Institute for Educational Excellence. Rita-Marie co-authored The Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web (1999, 2004), Engaging the Online Learner (2004, 2011) which received the 2012 IAP Distance Education Book award, Assessing Learners Online (2008), The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips (2010), and Continuing to Engage the Online Learner (2012).
Contributing to both the theoretical and practical literature,Continuing to Engage the Online Learner expands on the workof Conrad and Donaldson's bestselling Engaging the OnlineLearner. This next-step resource introduces a new phase totheir proven model, the Phases of Engagement, and addresses a widerange of online and hybrid learning environments, technology tools,and communication styles.
Comprehensive in scope, the book provides an introduction to thetheory of engaged learning and its design, assessment, andmanagement in online and blended learning environments anddescribes the types of activities that motivate the online learnerin each phase of engagement. This down-to-earth resource alsoincludes 50 new and illustrative activities paired with each phaseof engagement. In Continuing to Engage the Online LearnerRita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson provide relevant andtheoretically-sound information to enhance teaching and engagelearners, offering a practical handbook for instructors.
"Conrad and Donaldson have done it again! Not only have theypresented a solid and useful discussion of the phases ofengagement, they have brought the theory alive through thepresentation of practical activities that would work well in anyonline or hybrid course." —Rena Palloff, faculty, FieldingGraduate University and author, The Excellent OnlineInstructor
Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, a chief education advisor to President Obama, Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and Founding Director of the School Redesign Network at Stanford.
A successful STEM unit attends to activities, questions, technology, and passions. It also entails a careful detailed image of how each activity will play out in the classroom. Lesson Imaging in Math and Science presents teachers with
* A process of thinking through the structure and implementation of a lesson
* A pathway to discovering ways to elicit student thinking and foster collaboration
* An opportunity to become adept at techniques to avoid shutting down the discussion—either by prematurely giving or acknowledging the “right” answer or by casting aside a “wrong” answer
Packed with classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book is sure to help teachers anticipate students’ ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.
This updated edition includes an innovative framework—the Phases of Engagement—that helps learners become more involved as knowledge generators and cofacilitators of a course. The book also provides specific ideas for tested activities (collected from experienced online instructors across the nation) that can go a long way to improving online learning. Engaging the Online Learner offers the tools and information needed to:Convert classroom activities to an online environmentAssess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborative activitiesPhase in activities that promote engagement among online learnersBuild peer interaction through peer partnerships and team activitiesCreate authentic activities and implement games and simulations
Praise for Engaging the Online Learner
"The Phases of Engagement framework provides a road map for creating community at each phase of an online course. This book is an invaluable guide to innovative practices for online learning."
–Judith V. Boettcher, coauthor of The Online Teaching Survival Guide
"Engagement is the heart of online learning. The authors have developed an encyclopedia of tried-and-true learner engagement activities that are authentic and ready to use."
–Donald P. Ely, professor emeritus, instructional design, development and evaluation in the School of Education, Syracuse University
Comprehensive coverage that includes all aspects of distance education, including design, instruction, management, policy, and a section on different audiences. Chapter authors frame their topic in terms of empirical research (past and present) and discuss the nature of current practice in terms of that research. Future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. Section one provides a unique review of the theories that support distance education pedagogy. Section six includes a unique review of distance education as a component of global culture.
This book will be of interest to anyone engaged in distance education at any level. It is also appropriate for corporate and government trainers and for administrators and policy makers in all these environments.
Recipient of the 2013 IAP Distance Education Book Award
Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you:Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations
Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!