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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

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In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical "how-to" and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Instructors will learn about course design and development, instructional methods for online teaching, and student engagement and community building techniques. The book contains successful teaching strategies, guidance for facilitating interactions and responding to diversity, and assessments, as well as future directions for online learning. With many field-tested examples and practice ...

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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

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Overview

In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical "how-to" and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Instructors will learn about course design and development, instructional methods for online teaching, and student engagement and community building techniques. The book contains successful teaching strategies, guidance for facilitating interactions and responding to diversity, and assessments, as well as future directions for online learning. With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses. This one-stop resource addresses all of the core elements of online teaching in terms that are universally applicable to any content area and at any instructional level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807753095
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 2/24/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 690,711
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Grant Wiggins vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction; and How to Use This Book 1

Impact of Online Teaching and Learning: Transformations in Schooling 1

How to Use This Book 6

Chapter Descriptions 7

Summary 8

2 Course Design and Development 9

Philosophy of Education for Teaching Online 9

Pedagogy of Online Instruction 10

Summary 34

3 Instructional Methods, Models, and Strategies 35

Blended Versus Totally Online: Choosing a Delivery Method 35

Instructional Strategies 37

Summary 54

4 Assignment Templates and Examples 55

Templates for Innovative Exercises and Experiences 55

Sample Successful Online Assignment Templates 74

Summary 82

5 Facilitation and Building Online Community 83

Student and Faculty Interaction 83

Developing Online Communication and Facilitation Skills 90

Building Online Community 102

Summary 110

6 Evaluation and Assessment in Online Teaching 111

Testing for Learning 111

Formative and Summative Evaluation 112

Ways of Evaluating Student Learning 113

Evaluating Various Student Activities and Products 122

Technology Choices for Evaluation 125

Grading Criteria 131

High-Stakes Testing 133

Summary 133

7 Teaching Diverse Students Online 134

Students with Special Needs 134

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) 142

ELL (English Language Learners) or ESOL (English for Speakers of a Second Language) 149

Gifted and Talented 151

At-Risk Students 152

Summary 153

8 Dealing with Dilemmas 154

Resistance to Online Learning 154

Skills Readiness 155

Access and Availability 156

Student Integrity Issues 157

Professional Issues Facing Instructors 162

Educator Preparation Models 169

Student Retention 172

Summary 172

9 Looking to, and at, the Future; and Conclusions 173

Gaming as Learning 175

Home Schooling (K-12) 176

Impact of Online Learning on Formal Schooling 177

Diversity and Globalization 179

Mobile Phones and M-Learning 179

Preparing for Teaching Online 180

Summary 181

Appendix A Glossary 183

Appendix B Course Guidelines 186

References 194

Index 202

About the Authors 213

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