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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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

Simple and practical and i would add do-able without a lot of angst. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Basing their book on work by Constructivists, the authors provide countless resources and suggestions for building a successful learner-centered online course. I can easily see how this book could serve as a handbook for new and veteran online educators. Read full review

Contents

Intended Audience and Uses of the Book
How to Use This Guide
Chapter Overview
The Definition of a Course
Three Types of Online Courses
Learning Theories and Theorists
How the Chapters in Part One Fit Together
Chapter Overview
Chapter Overview
Three Techniques for Making Your Students Knowledge Visible
Moving Beyond Knowledge Integration to Defining Problems and Finding Solutions
ASSESSING LEARNING AS YOU GO
Are You Reading My Postings? Do You Know Who I Am? Simple Rules About Feedback in Online Learning
Feedback on Assignments Being Timely and Efficient
Reshaping Learning Habits of Online Students
PROJECT WORK PRACTICES

Ten Core Learning Principles
Summaryand Whats Next
Chapter Overview
Conclusion
Chapter Overview
Course Beginnings Themes
Technology Tools
Chapter Overview
Hitting the Road Running How Not to Lose the First Week
Launching Your Social Presence in Your Course
Getting to Know Students Minds Individually The Vygotsky Zone of Proximal Development
Getting into the Swing of a Course Is There an Ideal Weekly Rhythm?
CREATING AND DESIGNING DISCUSSIONS
Characteristics of Good Discussion Questions
Managing and Evaluating Discussion Postings
The Faculty Role in the First Weeks Required and Recommended Actions
Summaryand Whats Next?
Chapter Overview
Tips for the Early Middle
Chapter Overview
Learning and Course Management Systems Making Good Use of the Tools
Weekly Rhythm Challenges to the Plan
Early Feedback Loop from Learners to You
Early Feedback Tools Rubrics Quizzes and Peer Review
The Why and How of Group Projects Within Online Courses Setting Up and Structuring Groups
Sharing the Teaching and Learning Working with a Teaching Assistant
STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY
Online Classrooms and Tools for Synchronous Collaboration
Using Audio and Video Resources to Create a More Engaging and Effective Course
BUILDING THE COGNITIVE PRESENCE
Discussion Wraps A Useful Cognitive Pattern or a Collection of Discrete Thought Threads
Getting an Early Start on Cognitive Presence
Launching Learner Projects That Matter to the Learner
Summaryand Whats Next
Chapter Overview
Themes Best Practices and Principles
Tips for the Late Middle
Managing and Facilitating Group Projects
Assessing Group Projects
A Rubric for Analyzing Critical Thinking
Four Effective Practices During Project Time
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL NETWORKING
Using Social Networking Techniques to Build a Learning Community
Experts A Touch of Spice
Summaryand Whats Next?
Chapter Overview
Tips for the Closing Weeks
Technology Tools
MEANINGFUL PROJECTS AND PRESENTATIONS
PREPARING FOR THE COURSE WRAP
Debriefing Techniques with Students What One Change Would They Recommend?
Conclusionand Whats Next?
Chapter Overview
Reflecting and Looking Forward with the Learning Experiences Framework
Advice from Fellow Online Instructors
Rubrics and Best Practices for Quality Online Courses
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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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