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Learning in Real Time: Synchronous Teaching and Learning Online
     

Learning in Real Time: Synchronous Teaching and Learning Online

by Jonathan E. Finkelstein
 

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Learning in Real Time is a concise and practical resource for education professionals teaching live and online or those wanting to humanize and improve interaction in their online courses by adding a synchronous learning component. The book offers keen insight into the world of synchronous learning tools, guides instructors in evaluating how and when to use

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Learning in Real Time is a concise and practical resource for education professionals teaching live and online or those wanting to humanize and improve interaction in their online courses by adding a synchronous learning component. The book offers keen insight into the world of synchronous learning tools, guides instructors in evaluating how and when to use them, and illustrates how educators can develop their own strategies and styles in implementing such tools to improve online learning.

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"Finkelstein presents skills needed by online facilitators…" (PsycCritiques, April 11 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470596623
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning , #26
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
3 MB

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"Good instruction is all about people. Learning in Real Time focuses on people, relationships, and the power of human dialog. Instructors, learning technologists, and administrators will benefit from Finkelstein's commentary and common sense."
—Diana G. Oblinger, vice president, EDUCAUSE

"Jam-packed with extremely practical strategies and well-crafted activity ideas, Learning in Real Time goes well beyond the tools and deftly focuses on the process of effective live online learning and collaboration. Anyone teaching, presenting, coaching, or collaborating online will end up with a marked-up, highlighted, and dog-eared copy of this book parked next to their computer."
—Alan Levine, The New Media Consortium (NMC)

"Finkelstein's real-world guidance on real-time learning advances the cause of quality instruction–online and offline. This book represents an important contribution to the field."
—Deborah L.G. Hutti, associate vice president for educational services, Lake Land College

Meet the Author

Jonathan Finkelstein is the founder and executive producer of LearningTimes and the president of the LearningTimes Network. As an educator, technologist, industry expert, and producer, he focuses on creating engaging Web-based programs and practices that help reinvent collaboration and community.

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