Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2010 - Education - 144 pages
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Engaging the Online Learner includes an innovative framework-the Phases of Engagement-that helps learners become more involved as knowledge generators and cofacilitators of a course. The book also provides specific ideas for tested activities (collected from experienced online instructors across the nation) that can go a long way to improving online learning. Engaging the Online Learner offers the tools and information needed to:
  • Convert classroom activities to an online environment
  • Assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborative activities
  • Phase-in activities that promote engagement among online learners
  • Build peer interaction through peer partnerships and team activities
  • Create authentic activities and implement games and simulations

Engaging the Online Learner is the first title in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning. This series helps higher education professionals improve the practice of online teaching and learning by providing concise, practical resources focused on particular areas or issues they might confront in this new learning environment.

"The Phases of Engagement framework provides a road map for creating community at each phase of an online course. This book is an invaluable guide to innovative practices for online learning."
-Judith V. BOETTCHER, instructional futurist, Designing for Learning

"Engagement is the heart of online learning. The authors have developed an encyclopedia of tried-and-true learner engagement activities that are authentic and ready to use."
-Donald P. ELY, professor emeritus, Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, Syracuse University

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About the author (2010)

Rita-Marie Conrad has been teaching, designing, and consulting about online courses for the past decade. She has taught online courses for Florida State University, Capella University, and Nova Southeastern University as well as an online course on designing online instruction for the Learning Resources Network (LERN).

J. Ana Donaldson is assistant professor of Educational Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. Donaldson is a published author, keynote speaker, international presenter, and for many years has conducted workshops on integrating technology into engaged learning environments.

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