Best Practices of Online Education: A Guide for Christian Higher Education

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IAP, 2012 - Computers - 193 pages
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The book provides best practices from online educators who are engaged in online teaching and program development in Christian higher education. It also explores the distinct aspects of teaching and developing online courses and programs from a Christian perspective and within Christian higher education institutions. As such it is can serve as a ready resource for academic administrators and professors, novices and veterans at online program development and instruction.
 

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Contents

Educational Theory and OnlineEducation
3
Adult Learning Theory and Online Learning
17
Developing Online Learning Communities
31
Social Presence in Online Learning
41
Spiritual Formation as WholePerson Development in Online
55
Challenges and Opportunities for Online Theological
65
Best Practices in Online Teaching
81
Effective Online Teaching Methods
91
Online Faculty Development
121
DEVELOPING AND ASSESSING ONLINE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
129
Developing Effective Infrastructures for Online Programs
139
Developing Online Programs
147
Online Program and Curriculum Mapping
155
Online Course Design Considerations
163
Assessing Online Learning
173
About the Editors
183

Characteristics of Successful Online Students
101
Generating and Facilitating Effective Online Discussion
107

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About the author (2012)

MARK A. MADDIX is currently Professor of Christian Education and Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University. He got his B.A. at Asbury University and his M.Div. at Asbury Theological Seminary, took course work towards a Master of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, and received his Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelic Divinity School. He is the co-author of Discovering Discipleship.

James R. Estep is professor of Christian Education at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois.

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