The Tools for Successful Online Teaching

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Dawley, Lisa
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jan 31, 2007 - Education - 244 pages
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Online education continues to grow exponentially, and the majority of universities now offer online courses. However, the unprecedented explosion of online learning courses has resulted in increased demands for online teachers, and regular classroom teachers are often asked to teach in an online environment.

Tools for Successful Online Teaching introduces teachers to the tools of the learning management system (LMS), or the online learning environment. These tools, including chat, threaded discussion, e-mail, surveys, exam builders, and more, are explored to show the strengths and weaknesses of each tool. Multiple examples of objectives and activities are provided to instill a deep understanding, and the reader will gain a long-term ability to create a unique curriculum.


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Online Teaching Today and Tomorrow
Content Areas Syllabus Notes Lesson Plans and Documents
Discussion Forums
Small Group Learning
Chat and Instant Messaging
AudioVideo Conferencing and Whiteboard
Assessment and Survey Tools
Blogs and Wikis
Learning to Use Multiple Tools
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Lisa Dawley, Ph.D., is the Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University, conducting research and teaching in online education and the pedagogy of emergent technologies. She also directs the Center for Online Educators, an interactive information and resources center for online teachers. Dawley has her Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a former research fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and an Eisenhower grant recipient. [Editor]

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