Teaching Online: A Practical Guide

Overview

Suitable for courses in online teaching, web-based instruction, teaching with the Internet, or the online classroom, this book answers the most common questions and concerns of instructors who want create electronic educational environments.

Topics covered include choosing software and technology tools, building an online classroom, creating an online syllabus, course conversion, online classroom management, integrating online and face-to-face activities, and student support ...

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Overview

Suitable for courses in online teaching, web-based instruction, teaching with the Internet, or the online classroom, this book answers the most common questions and concerns of instructors who want create electronic educational environments.

Topics covered include choosing software and technology tools, building an online classroom, creating an online syllabus, course conversion, online classroom management, integrating online and face-to-face activities, and student support issues. The text is supported by a web site that provides new strategies, tips, and information on emergent technologies.

Pedagogy includes "Important" points that highlight key topics; "Definition" boxes that feature key terms with brief definitions; and "Sidebars," which focus student attention on important points.

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Editorial Reviews

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"While a necessity for online teaching novices, the book will also be useful to experienced instructors....[it]includes a wealth of examples showing the varied possibilities for online instruction, along with a basic glossary and an extensive guide to Web resources. This book definitely needs to be added to the library of anyone teaching in the online environment....Highly recommended."-CHOICE

"This book should be on the ‘must read’ list of those involved in classroom teaching as well as distance teaching."—Indian Journal of Open Learning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415832434
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2015
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 472

Meet the Author

Susan Ko, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Maryland University College.

Steve Rossen, Instructional Technologist and Electronic Librarian, formerly Manager of the Faculty New Media Center at University of California at Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Getting Started 1

1 Teaching Online: An Overview 2

2 Scouting the Territory: Exploring Your Institution's Resources 18

Pt. II Putting the Course Together 35

3 Course Conversion 36

4 Creating an Effective Online Syllabus 65

5 Building an Online Classroom 81

6 Student Activities in the Online Environment 102

7 Creating Courseware: When Low-Tech Is High-Tech Enough 135

8 Copyright and Intellectual Property 166

Pt. III Teaching in the Online Classroom 179

9 Preparing Students for Online Learning 180

10 Classroom Management: General Considerations 194

11 Classroom Management: Special Issues 223

12 Integrating Online Elements in a Traditional Classroom 239

Pt. IV New Trends and Opportunities 259

13 Taking Advantage of New Opportunities 260

14 Where Do We Go From Here? 278

Glossary 295

Guide to Resources 299

Credits 317

Index 319

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