Online Educator: A Guide to Creating the Virtual Classroom / Edition 1

Online Educator: A Guide to Creating the Virtual Classroom / Edition 1

by Maggie McVay Lynch, Maggie McVay Lynch, Marguerita McVay Lynch
     
 

The internet is changing the way we live and education has always played an important part in shaping our lives. It is now time for education to capitalise on the Internet's capabilities to create a new learning environment for tomorrow's students.
The Online Educator provides much needed straightforward advice on how to create a web-based education

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Overview

The internet is changing the way we live and education has always played an important part in shaping our lives. It is now time for education to capitalise on the Internet's capabilities to create a new learning environment for tomorrow's students.
The Online Educator provides much needed straightforward advice on how to create a web-based education system. From Administrative planning and selecting resources to individual course development, it offers clear, novice-friendly information on the entire process of online learning. Key features include:

*clear definitions of common terms and concepts
*a practical 'how-to' approach with useful checklists
*a discussion of the issues for students and teaching staff
*links to useful websites and other resources.

Based firmly on current distance learning research, yet accessible and very readable, this book will be indispensible to anyone interested in developing online education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415244220
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Series:
Studies in Distance Education
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Planning for online course/curriculum delivery5
2Assessing student needs and subsequent system requirements27
3Building support systems50
4Developing faculty: the changed role of online instructors65
5Designing courses and curriculum78
6Selecting Web-based tools101
7Evaluating student mastery and program effectiveness117
8Miscellaneous important details137
References159
Index163

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