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This is an essential resource for anyone designing or facilitatingonline learning. It introduces an easy, practical model (R2D2:read, reflect, display, and do) that will show online educators howto deliver content in ways that benefit all types of learners(visual, auditory, observational, and kinesthetic) from a widevariety of backgrounds and skill levels. With a solid theoreticalfoundation and concrete guidance and examples, this book can beused as a handy reference, a professional guidebook, or a coursetext. The authors intend for it to help online instructors andinstructional designers as well as those contemplating suchpositions design, develop, and deliver learner-centered onlineinstruction.
Empowering Online Learning has 25 unique activities foreach phase of the R2D2 model as well as summary tables helping youpick and choose what to use whenever you need it. Each activitylists a description, skills addressed, advice, variations, cost,risk, and time index, and much more.
This title is loaded with current information about emergingtechnologies (e.g., simulations, podcasts, wikis, blogs) and theWeb 2.0. With a useful model, more than 100 online activities, thelatest information on emerging technologies, hundreds of quicklyaccessible Web resources, and relevance to all types and ages oflearners—Empowering Online Learning is a book whose timehas come.
About the Authors.
1 The R2D2 Model: Read, Refl ect, Display, and Do.
2 Phase 1 of the R2D2 Model: Verbal and Auditory Learners.
3 Activities for Phase 1: Verbal and Auditory Learners.
4 Phase 2 of the R2D2 Model: Refl ective and ObservationalLearners.
5 Activities for Phase 2: Refl ective and ObservationalLearners.
6 Phase 3 of the R2D2 Model: Visual Learners.
7 Activities for Phase 3: Visual Learners.
8 Phase 4 of the R2D2 Model: Hands-On Learners.
9 Activities for Phase 4: Hands-On Learners.
10 Integrating R2D2 and Final Refl ections on the Web ofLearning.
Web Links, Examples, and Resources.