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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415244226

ISBN-13: 9780415244220

Pub. Date: 04/30/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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 tablesx
List of illustrationsxi
List of abbreviationsxii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
1Planning for online course/curriculum delivery5
Access6
Retention11
Isolation13
Learning style adaptation16
Generalization of mental models17
Motivation19
Time management21
Academic integrity23
2Assessing student needs and subsequent system requirements27
Typical student population characteristics27
Planning and designing your Web-based access and interface based on student needs33
Selecting or creating a course management system48
3Building support systems50
Course registration50
Grades and transcript transmittal51
Help Desk52
Research54
Advising58
Tutoring59
Textbook distribution60
Marketing61
Alumni associations62
4Developing faculty: the changed role of online instructors65
Difficult transitions from classroom teaching to online facilitation66
Facilitators and mentors67
Fostering a sense of community68
Transformative communication69
The love--hate relationship of faculty with online instruction72
Faculty development issues72
Faculty mentoring74
Online teacher communities74
5Designing courses and curriculum78
Web page design basics for the uninitiated81
Web page design82
Using interaction to enhance learning87
Materials that support Web-based courses93
Instructional strategies94
Feedback mechanisms95
Maintaining quality99
6Selecting Web-based tools101
Comparing tools102
Information distribution103
Communication tools106
Student assessment tools111
Class management tools113
Selecting an integrated course management tool114
7Evaluating student mastery and program effectiveness117
Evaluating student mastery118
Program evaluation130
8Miscellaneous important details137
Copyright and the Internet137
Intellectual property policies and faculty issues141
Changing technology: how to keep up143
Accreditation of online degree programs152
Future trends154
References159
Index163

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