Online Teaching Competency: An Ongoing Process for Internet Integration

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Deanie French
Trafford Publishing, 2003 - Computers - 231 pages

Blended Learning is designed for individuals who want to improve current skills or develop online teaching skills gradually as they begin to add web skills and resources to enhance their current teaching repertoire. Many leaders from a variety of backgrounds have contributed chapters to make this book a valuable resource. The depth and range of experts include, but are not limited to Dr. Deanie French whose publications include Web Accessibility Applications: Seniors, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Institute:2002) and Internet Based Learning: An Introduction and Framework for Higher Education and Business (Stylus Publishing: 99); Dr. Barbara Lyman, author of "Holistic Learning Model for On-line Adults," a chapter in Internet Based Learning; Dr. Bruce Landon, senior advisor with the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET); Dr. Gene Martin, Director of Extended and Distance Learning at Southwest Texas State University (He has performed an active role in the advancement of technology education in the United States and has served as Chair for the National Commission for Technology Education); Dr. Karen Middleton, senior project coordinator for the Western Cooperative, managing a Hewlett funded project, "E-learning Technologies: Web Resource for Comparisons;" Dr. Cyndi Rowland, Director of the national project, Keeping Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM); Dr. Phil Vardiman, human resource development expert with fortune 500 companies and Leo Valdes, Managing Director of Vision Office, a training and web consulting firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (He has delivered presentations related to Internet accessibility to the United Nations and representatives of South-East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Central and Eastern Europe.)

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Learning Whose Responsibility Is It?
9
An Holistic Approach
23
3 Electronic Communication Collaboration Model
45
4 Making Objectives Less Taxing with Integrated Taxonomies
57
5 Clicks and Bricks Teaching Online
69
6 Assessing Online Change a Digest of Concepts
87
7 Multimedia and Distance Learning
111
USA and International Perspectives
125
9 Influencing and Understanding Academic Online Policies Including Business Training Needs
145
10 Integrating Online Student Services
185
11 Hard Choices for Individual Situations
197
Glossary
219
Contributors
227
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