The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, May 13, 2010 - Education - 320 pages
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The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides an overview of theory-based techniques for online teaching or for a technology-enhanced course, including course management, social presence, community building, and debriefing. Based on traditional pedagogical theory, this resource integrates the latest research in cognitive processing and learning outcomes. From a practical approach, this guidebook presents instructional strategies in a four-phase timeline, suitable for any online or blended course. Faculty with little knowledge of educational theory and those well-versed in pedagogy will find this book a key to developing their practical online teaching skills.
  

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Contents

Tables
9
List of Tables Figures and Exhibits
16
Ten Core Learning Principles
18
SIMPLE PRACTICAL AND PEDAGOGICALLY BASED TIPS
49
Tips for Course Beginnings
62
Hitting the Road Running How Not
70
Getting to Know Students Minds Individually
79
Characteristics of Good Discussion Questions
88
Tips for the Late Middle
165
Assessing Learning as You Go
173
Reshaping Learning Habits of Online Students
180
Managing and Facilitating Group Projects
186
A Rubric for Analyzing Critical Thinking
194
Using Social Networking Techniques to Build
201
Summaryand Whats Next?
208
Tips for the Closing Weeks
216

The Faculty Role in the First Weeks
96
Tips for the Early Middle
109
The Why and How of Group Projects Within
127
Exhibits
129
Strategies and Tools for Building Community
133
Using Audio and Video Resources to Create
140
Discussion Wraps A Useful Cognitive Pattern
148
Summaryand Whats Next
156
Stage 3 of a Learning Community
224
Preparing for the Course Wrap
234
RealTime Gatherings Stories and Suggestions
240
Reflecting and Looking Forward
249
Rubrics and Best Practices for Quality Online Courses
260
References
267
Index
277
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About the author (2010)

Judith V. Boettcher, Ph.D., is a consultant and author in online and distance learning at the University of Florida and with Designing for Learning (www.designingforlearning.info).

Rita-Marie Conrad, Ph.D., is an online faculty member at various institutions, including Florida State University. She is also coauthor of one of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning, Engaging the Online Learner.

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