The Virtual Student: A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners (A Josey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) / Edition 1

The Virtual Student: A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners (A Josey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) / Edition 1

by Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787964743

ISBN-13: 9780787964740

Pub. Date: 02/24/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The Virtual Student is an essential resource for online educators working with students in higher education and training settings. The authors offer an overview of the key issues of student online learning and provide a practical guide to working with online students. The book covers a broad range of topics including learning styles, multicultural issues,

Overview

The Virtual Student is an essential resource for online educators working with students in higher education and training settings. The authors offer an overview of the key issues of student online learning and provide a practical guide to working with online students. The book covers a broad range of topics including learning styles, multicultural issues, evaluation, retention, and the challenging problems of plagiarism and cheating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787964740
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2003
Series:
Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education S
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.

Preface.

About the Authors.

PART ONE: A PROFILE OF THE VIRTUAL STUDENT.

1. Who Is the Virtual Student?

2. The Student Side of Online Learning Communities.

3. Learning Styles.

4. Gender, Culture, Lifestyle, and Geography.

5. What the Virtual Student Needs 51

PART TWO: A GUIDE TO WORKING WITH THE VIRTUAL STUDENT: ISSUES, CONCERNS, AND STRATEGIES.

6. Designing a Good Student Orientation.

7. Time and Commitment.

8. Assessment and Evaluation.

9. Legal Issues and the Virtual Student.

10. Attrition, Retention, and Group Size.

11. Becoming Truly Learner-Focused: Best Practices in Online Teaching

RESOURCES: THE TOOLKIT FOR A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE STUDENT.

Introduction to the Toolkit for a Successful Online Student.

Resource A: Faculty Tools.

Resource B: Student Tools.

References.

Index.

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