Blended Learning and Online Tutoring / Edition 2

Blended Learning and Online Tutoring / Edition 2

by Janet Macdonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 056608841X

ISBN-13: 9780566088414

Pub. Date: 04/08/2007

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This book adopts a pragmatic and commonsense approach to blended learning by situating the use of online media within a well-grounded teaching and learning strategy. It provides practical ideas for the successful implementation of blended strategies, including good practice in both asynchronous and synchronous tutoring, appropriate assessment design for developing

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This book adopts a pragmatic and commonsense approach to blended learning by situating the use of online media within a well-grounded teaching and learning strategy. It provides practical ideas for the successful implementation of blended strategies, including good practice in both asynchronous and synchronous tutoring, appropriate assessment design for developing successful blended learners, and innovative approaches to professional development for distance tutors. It is illustrated with a wide variety of examples and comments from students and practitioners in both distance and campus based environments in thirteen different countries. The second edition considers the potential of Web 2.0 technologies and activity based learning, and provides new exemplars of learning activity design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566088414
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction. Part 1 Approaches to Blended Learning: Tutor-mediated support - reflecting on present practice; Tutors' perceptions of effective intervention; Blended learning and pragmatism; Blended learning and pedagogy. Part 2 Online Tutoring: Supporting students using asynchronous tools - forums, wikis and blogs; Handy techniques for moderators - online asynchronous groups; Supporting students using synchronous tools - chat, audio conferencing and the rest; Handy techniques for moderators - online synchronous groups. Part 3 Developing Independent Learners - Activity Design: The experience of blended learning; Course design for blended learning; Developing e-investigators; Developing e-writers; Developing e-communicators and collaborators; Staff development for blended learning. Appendix 1: Blended learning case studies; References; Index.

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