Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction / Edition 1

Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction / Edition 1

by Rita-Marie Conrad, J. Ana Donaldson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787966673

ISBN-13: 9780787966676

Pub. Date: 07/25/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Engaging the Online Learner 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

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Engaging the Online Learner 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 environment
  • Assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborative activities
  • Phase-in activities that promote engagement among online learners
  • Build peer interaction through peer partnerships and team activities
  • Create authentic activities and implement games and simulations

Engaging the Online Learner is the first title in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning. This series helps higher education professionals improve the practice of online teaching and learning by providing concise, practical resources focused on particular areas or issues they might confront in this new learning environment.

"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, instructional futurist, Designing for Learning

"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, Syracuse University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787966676
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/25/2003
Series:
Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Series, #1
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
The Authorsxiii
Part 1Constructing Activities to Engage Online Learners1
1Engaged Learning in an Online Environment3
Engaged Learning in the Online Environment6
Guiding Learners to Engage Online9
Appropriate Activities for Each Phase12
Summary13
2Designing Online Engagement16
Adapting Classroom-Based Activities17
Meeting the Needs of Online Learners19
Choosing an Effective Communication Tool20
Summary23
3Measuring Online Engaged Learning24
Analyzing the Quality of Critical Thinking25
Discussion Analysis Tools26
Rubrics26
Team Assessments27
Reflective Self-Assessments31
Summary31
Part 2Activities to Engage Online Learners35
4Learning to Use Online Tools37
Building Students' Skills in Using the Necessary Tools37
Skill-Building Activities to Try39
Skills Survey40
Drag and Drop41
Library Search42
I Can Find That43
Scavenger Hunt44
Syllabus Quiz45
5Online Icebreakers46
Characteristics of an Effective Icebreaker47
Icebreakers to Try48
Bingo49
Classmate Quiz50
Lineup51
Lost in Space52
Name That Movie53
One Word54
Portrait55
Room with a View56
Snowball57
Things57
Truths and Lies58
What Kind of Animal?58
Why Are We Together?59
6Peer Partnership and Team Activities60
Moving Dyads to Teams61
Peer Partnership and Team Activities to Try63
Contest of the Week64
Dyad Debate65
Group Contract66
How's My Driving?67
Medieval Shield69
Progressive Project70
Structured Chat71
Structured Discussion72
7Reflective Activities73
Characteristics of an Effective Reflective Activity74
Reflective Activities to Try75
Aha!76
Bumper Sticker77
Critical Insight78
I Didn't Know That79
IRAs80
More Words to Lead By81
Picture82
Summary Words83
8Authentic Activities84
Characteristics of an Effective Authentic Activity85
Authentic Activities to Try86
Case Study87
Celebrity Chat88
Cross-Region Discussion89
Team Problem Solving90
Pyramid91
Social Responsibility92
9Games and Simulations93
Characteristics of an Effective Game or Simulation94
Games and Simulations to Try95
Group Problem-Based Learning96
Jilligan's Island101
Spreadsheets103
Virtual Field Trips104
WebQuest105
10Learner-Led Activities106
Activities Led by Individuals Versus Teams106
Conveying Outcomes107
Choosing the Type of Activity107
Adequate Orientation and Planning Time107
What Do Learners Think About Learner-Led Activities?109
Examples of Learner-Led Activities110
Example 1111
Example 2112
Example 3114
Example 4118
References121
Index125

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