Designing and Teaching an On-Line Course : Spinning Your Web Classroom / Edition 1

Designing and Teaching an On-Line Course : Spinning Your Web Classroom / Edition 1

by Heidi Schweizer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205303218

ISBN-13: 9780205303212

Pub. Date: 03/29/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Research-based with practical applications, this material has been created for both the novice and experienced instructor. Readers will receive helpful, step-by-step advice and detailed examples that will assist in the development of distance education and "virtual interaction." Written by an expert, this book offers a practical,…  See more details below

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Research-based with practical applications, this material has been created for both the novice and experienced instructor. Readers will receive helpful, step-by-step advice and detailed examples that will assist in the development of distance education and "virtual interaction." Written by an expert, this book offers a practical, applicable, hands-on approach that takes you--whether a novice or have some experience--through all the steps of high-quality course development, on-line teaching, and on-line assessment. It will help with the design and teaching of a course that is performance based, performance assessed, and collaborative (and not merely the "Remember all this and regurgitate it on demand" type of course that is all too prevalent). Throughout, you'll see actual examples from successfully-developed on-line courses, so you can more easily bridge the gap between theory and practice. The book begins with a helpful, concise summary of the basics, including selecting a courseware (software) package for delivering your course, fulfilling the four basic psychological needs that are so crucial to any learning environment, designing a performance-based curriculum, and creating performance-based assessments. As the author emphasizes, "You should organize your course around the learner, not the teacher." This handbook shows you exactly how. The handbook helps plan on-line activities and resources, explains what can and cannot be copied from various sources, offers advice on selecting computer hardware, creating on-line discussion groups, providing student support, making the course visually attractive, and assists in designing a course evaluation.Also included are photos of monitor screens, captured from various on-line courses, to illustrate points or clarify applications. For anyone interested in internet opportunities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205303212
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/29/1999
Pages:
121
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1DeMystifying the On-line Environment1
Selecting a Courseware Package2
Teaching in Cyberspace4
The Quality On-line Classroom5
Fulfilling Psychological Needs On-line6
Final Hints10
Summary12
On-line In-sites13
It's Your Turn13
2Guideline for On-line Course Development15
The Foundation: Performance Based Curriculum Design16
Writing Student Outcomes21
Summary25
It's Your Turn26
3Creating Performance Based Assessments27
Performance Assessment27
Research Base27
Current Research and Theories on Learning and Assessment27
Summary of Research and Theories on Learning and Teaching: Implications for Assessment28
Designing On-line Assessments29
The Rubric32
Designing Rubrics32
Unit Level Assessment34
Summary36
It's Your Turn36
4Planning On-line Activities and Resources37
Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles37
Multiple Intelligences and Technology39
On-line Resources44
Copyright and Fair Use49
Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia51
Summary52
On-line In-sites52
It's Your Turn53
5Creating On-line Discussion Groups55
Grouping Students for On-line Discussions55
Creating Cooperative Learning Experiences56
Guidelines for Discussions66
Summary66
On-line In-sites67
It's your Turn67
6Being a "Visible" On-line Instructor69
Your Role as a Facilitator69
The Discussion Leader-Discussion Creator72
Your Role as a Manager74
Keep Your "Cyber Classroom" Picked-Up and Orderly77
Summary78
On-line In-sites79
It's Your Turn79
7Technology81
Server Administrator81
Minimum Hardware Requirements82
Be Prepared to Handle Problems84
Student Support86
Summary86
On-line In-sites87
It's Your Turn87
8The Final Two Spins: Evaluation and Visual Design89
Designing a Course Evaluation89
Making Your Course Visually Appealing and Accessible91
Design Principles for On-line Courses92
Create a Visually Welcoming Look93
Summary95
It's Your Turn95
9What Do the Experts Say?97
The Experts97
The Questions98
Your Web Course is Spun105
Appendix 1Welcome Letter107
Appendix 2Verbs According to Bloom's Taxomony108
Appendix 3Rubric for the Desktop Publishing Project109
Appendix 4Roles and Responsibilities for Cooperative Group Members110
Appendix 5On-line Group Activity111
Appendix 6Data Record112
Appendix 7Necessary Hardware and Software113
Appendix 8Course Evaluation114
End Notes121

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