It is difficult to imagine a college class today that does not include some online componentwhether a simple posting of a syllabus to course management software, the use of social media for communication, or a full-blown course offering through a MOOC platform. In Teaching Online, Claire Howell Major describes for college faculty the changes that accompany use of such technologies and offers real-world strategies for surmounting digital teaching challenges.
Teaching with these evolving media requires instructors to alter the ways in which they conceive of and do their work, according to Major. They must frequently update their knowledge of learning, teaching, and media, and they need to develop new forms of instruction, revise and reconceptualize classroom materials, and refresh their communication patterns. Faculty teaching online must also reconsider the student experience and determine what changes for students ultimately mean for their own work and for their institutions.
Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory, research, and practice as well as a review of strategies for managing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition, this book presents examples of best practices from successful online instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and educational technologists. Faculty members, researchers, instructional designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Series:||Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Claire Howell Major is a professor of higher education at the University of Alabama. She is the coauthor of Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice, An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis: Managing the Information Explosion in Social Science Research, and Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty.
Table of Contents
1 Teaching Online as Instructional Change 7
2 Faculty Knowledge 24
3 Views of Learning 45
4 Course Structure 76
5 Course Planning 109
6 Intellectual Property 131
7 Instructional Time 149
8 Teacher Persona 163
9 Communication 178
10 Student Rights 193
11 Student Engagement 208
12 Community 227
List of Contributors 309
What People are Saying About This
"Teaching Online covers a large majority of the changes faculty will face when moving from a face-to-face environment to an online environment. Sound concepts are backed by a wide variety of literature, and the credibility of the book is enhanced with extensive examples."