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The Excellent Online Instructor

Author : Rena M. Palloff
ISBN : 9781118000908
Genre : Education
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The Excellent Online Instructor is a guide for new and seasoned faculty who teach online, those responsible for training and developing online instructors, and administrators who must evaluate online faculty performance. This comprehensive resource describes the qualities of and explains how one can become an excellent online instructor. Written by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt—noted experts in online instruction—the book Includes models based in adult learning principles and best practices Offers guidelines to test instructors' readiness to teach online Contains ideas for overcoming faculty resistance Reveals how to develop an effective mentoring program Shows how to establish a long-term faculty development effort Praise for The Excellent Online Instructor "Palloff and Pratt have a profound understanding of the online educational milieu, its complexities and challenges as well as the potential it opens up to serious educators dedicated to exploiting its full value. Practical and down-to-earth strategies are at the core of what the authors offer the reader in this engaging book." —Michael J. Canuel, CEO, LEARN Quebec "This book examines best practices for effective online teaching and instructor engagement and provides a concise plan for faculty development and effective training methods. Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt have provided another essential resource for the field of online teaching and learning that is a must-read for anyone working with faculty or teaching online in either higher education or K–12." —Kaye Shelton, dean, Online Education, Dallas Baptist University "Whether you are guiding departmental faculty or looking to improve your own online skills, Palloff and Pratt provide practical steps, tools to organize your processes, best practices to emulate, and valuable resources to help you achieve excellence online." —Lynn Olson, dean, Graduate and Professional Studies, St. Joseph's College Online

Managing Online Instructor Workload

Author : Simone C.O. Conceição
ISBN : 9781118075555
Genre : Education
File Size : 51. 50 MB
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Managing Online Instructor Workload is a groundbreaking book that offers strategies, advice, illustrative examples, and a four-step process for identifying challenges and rethinking, prioritizing, managing, and balancing one's online instruction workload. Based on surveys and interviews with successful online instructors, the book is filled with timely and comprehensive insight that is essential for online instructors, instructional designers, faculty developers, and anyone who wants to succeed in online learning. Praise for Managing Online Instructor Workload "Managing Online Instructor Workload breaks the pattern of prior distance learning books with its research-based orientation by including a broad range of experience. This is a valuable resource to encourage greater faculty persistence and adoption."—Kathleen P. King, professor of higher education, University of South Florida, Tampa "This is a must-read for all online instructors who strive not only to provide a high-quality learning experience for their students but also maintain a quality life of their own!"—Rita-Marie Conrad, online educator and author "Do you teach online? Do you need sleep? Here is the first book that I know of that will allow you to do both?no more endless hours wasted online attempting to be an effective instructor."—Curtis J. Bonk, professor, Indiana University

Effective Online Teaching

Author : Tina Stavredes
ISBN : 1118038800
Genre : Education
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Effective Online Teaching is an essential resource that offers a clear understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to online learning. This much-needed resource provides specific strategies for incorporating this knowledge into effective learner-centered teaching that gets results. The book includes strategies on motivation, tailored instruction, interaction, collaboration, monitoring and communication, time and information management, student concerns, and legal and ethical issues. Designed as a text for online instructors, the chapters can be used for self-directed learning or in a formal training setting in concert with the companion Training Manual and CD. "Tina Stavredes has done something sorely needed in the online teaching world —she has successfully combined solid theory and research with the practical application of instructor training. Both the book and the training manual are a 'must' for any online education organization. Bravo!"—Dr. Darcy W. Hardy, assistant vice provost for Technology Education Initiatives, University of Texas at San Antonio, and chair emerita, United States Distance Learning Association "Drawing from years of experience and solidly grounded in an understanding of the adult learner and learning, Stavredes offers dozens of helpful instructor strategies, activities, and resources to support adult learners' success in an online environment. Effective Online Teaching and its accompanying training manual is a 'must-have' set for online instructors in higher education, corporate, and government settings."—Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adult education, University of Georgia, and coauthor, Learning in Adulthood "An eminently practical book that provides clear and unpretentious explanations of the learning theories that are essential knowledge for every online teacher, together with equally uncluttered and easy-to-follow guidance about how to apply this knowledge to achieve excellent teaching."—Michael Grahame Moore, Distinguished Professor of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, and editor, The American Journal of Distance Education

Teacher Centered Professional Development

Author : Gabriel Díaz-Maggioli
ISBN : 9780871208590
Genre : Education
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Teacher-Centered Professional Development is a hands-on guide to collaborative skill building for educators. It introduces the Teacher's Choice Framework, a model that empowers teachers by helping them choose and initiate professional growth activities according to their schedules, strengths, and needs. The book describes a wide variety of professional development strategies, including mentoring, journal writing, peer-to-peer coaching, and seminars. For each strategy, the author provides: * A brief history of the research base * A step-by-step guide to implementing the strategy * Sample handouts and assessment forms * Examples from the field of the strategy in practice With this book, teachers at all levels can quickly learn how to set up development teams, conduct action research, and engage in other activities to further their skills. In addition, the Teacher's Choice Framework helps educators prioritize their needs and choose the strategies that best suit those needs. Teacher-Centered Professional Development offers both a perfect introduction to staff development options and a commonsense method for choosing among them.

The Complete Step By Step Guide To Designing And Teaching Online Courses

Author : Joan Thormann
ISBN : 9780807773161
Genre : Education
File Size : 76. 6 MB
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In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical “how-to” and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Instructors will learn about course design and development, instructional methods for online teaching, and student engagement and community building techniques. The book contains successful teaching strategies, guidance for facilitating interactions and responding to diversity, and assessments, as well as future directions for online learning. With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses. This one-stop resource addresses all of the core elements of online teaching in terms that are universally applicable to any content area and at any instructional level. “A rare book in education: one that is not only highly useful but also intellectually coherent and based on robusta>, transferable principles of learning and teaching. All educators—in online environments and in brick-and-mortar schools—will find this an invaluable resource.” —From the Foreword by Grant Wiggins “We now know we can get increased participation with online tools to make thinking more visible and switch the traditional delivery of instruction to personalize learning. While it is inevitable that online learning will become an important skill for everyone, the ideas, concepts, strategies, design elements, and tools in the book by Thormann and Zimmerman can also be applied to blended learning.” —Alan November, Senior Partner and Founder, November Learning “The authors of this book have created an excellent resource for anyone interested in becoming an online instructor or improving his or her skills in online teaching. The authors share a wealth of step-by-step activities, examples of assignments and teaching strategies that will guide both novice and experienced teachers as they expand their skills into the online realm. Even as a ‘veteran’ online instructor the book provided me with new ideas to try in my next online class.” —Sam Gladstein, Coordinator, Edmonds eLearning Program at Edmonds School District, WA “Cheers to Thormann and Zimmerman for providing a must-read for online teaching. This clear and practical guide takes the instructor from design to implementation of online courses. The authors remove the anxiety about online teaching for those thinking about on-screen instruction, and provide new thinking and examples for those already immersed in it. It is a great guide for those entering the field and a superb resource for those actively engaged in it.” —Anthony J. Bent, Chairman, Global Studies-21st Century Skills Committee of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Book Features: The building blocks necessary to create a successful online course. The know-how of long-time online instructors. Models for Skype conferencing with groups of students. Templates for course building, including sample assignments, activities, assessments, and emails. Detailed treatment of diversity in the online environment Joan Thormann is professor in the division of Technology in Education at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She edits a column on technology and special needs for Learning and Leading with Technology. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman is the principal of IKZ Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts, an educational consulting firm serving educators and stakeholders in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Virtual Mentoring For Teachers Online Professional Development Practices

Author : Keengwe, Jared
ISBN : 9781466619647
Genre : Computers
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A major investment in professional development is necessary to ensure the fundamental success of instructors in technology-integrated classrooms and in online courses. However, while traditional models of professional development rely on face-to-face instruction, online methods are also gaining traction-viable means for faculty development. Virtual Mentoring for Teachers: Online Professional Development Practices offers peer-reviewed essays and research reports contributed by an array of scholars and practitioners in the field of instructional technology and online education. It is organized around two primary themes: professional development models for faculty in online environments and understanding e-Learning and best practices in teaching and learning in online environments. The objective of this scholarship is to highlight research-based online professional development programs and best practices models that have been shown to enhance effective teaching and learning in a variety of environments.

Pedagogy Development For Teaching Online Music

Author : Johnson, Carol
ISBN : 9781522551102
Genre : Music
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With the shift towards online education, teaching and learning music has evolved to incorporate online environments. However, many music instructors, faculty, and institutions are being challenged on how to evolve their curriculum to meet these demands and successfully foster students. Pedagogy Development for Teaching Online Music is a critical scholarly resource that examines the nature of teaching and learning music in the online environment at the post-secondary level. Featuring a broad range of topics such as online and face-to-face instruction, instructional design, and learning management system, this book is geared towards educators, professionals, school administrators, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on designing online music courses using a social constructivist framework.

Making The Move To K 12 Online Teaching

Author : Kerry Rice
ISBN : 0132107619
Genre : Education
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Click here to take a guided tour of Making the Move! Written specifically for K-12 teachers, this book covers all aspects of online education. Unique in its focus on K-12 learning, this book shows educators how to transform their teaching as they move from traditional face-to-face classrooms to online settings. Taking into account what teachers know about effective traditional classrooms, Kerry Rice guides the reader step by step through the change showing how familiar concepts, such as setting the tone, building community, course design, lesson planning and assessment, must be re-examined in the context of the online classroom. With the simple premise that teachers need practical information to move beyond traditional practices, it provides an overview of the key principles of effective online instruction, emphasizes the power of the learner-centered approach, and discusses the technology tools that make online delivery and design possible. Filled with checklists, guidelines, vignettes and sample lessons, the book guides educators through the changing landscape of education as they make the move to K-12 online teaching. Key Features · Coverage of all aspects of K-12 online education shows educators how to move classrooms from traditional to online settings and how to build 21st century skills such as problem solving, synthesizing, use of networks and workgroups, cultural and global awareness and the ability to communicate effectively in multiple media. · An overview of key principles of effective online instruction emphasizes the power of learner-centeredness and how this framework drives online teaching and its core methods such as active participation, collaboration and community building, and authentic assessments. · A chapter devoted to the essential tools for teaching online (Chapter 3) describes important technology such as learning management systems, asynchronous communication tools, synchronous communication tools, presentation tools, collaboration tools, networking tools, and multimedia creation tools--complete with multiple images and screenshots. A chapter devoted to online lesson development (Chapter 7) walks the reader through the process of course design and lesson planning, illustrating how key learner-centered concepts can be incorporated into lesson development. · A chapter devoted to learners with special needs (Chapter 8) covers laws and statutes for individuals with disabilities, identifying students with special needs, differentiation instruction for struggling students, various types of learning difficulties and assistive technology. · A unique chapter devoted to digital citizenship (Chapter 9) discusses the concepts of digital equity, digital literacy and Internet safety. · Voices from the Field vignettes feature comments and quotes from teachers and add a real world approach to the text. · Multiple checklists, guidelines, and examples provide practical application for teachers. · Sample lessons and strategies offer suggestions that can be implemented immediately in the online learning environment. · Learning activities encourage e-portfolio developmentand allow for practice and reflection as well as the collection of artifacts that provide evidence of learning and comprehension.

Distance Education In Nursing

Author : Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
ISBN : 9780826109460
Genre : Medical
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A Doodyís Core Title! ì[This book] addresses issues that cut across a wide range of best practices and the effect of technology on learning. [It includes] sound principles, new and creative ideas, [and] many implications for future research. What can and cannot be taught online? How are faculty best assisted in learning a new role? Who are the students in this geographically and culturally diverse learning community?... I know that you will enjoy this book because it combines current practices and research with building a foundation of knowledge that takes us into the future.î Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing Fairfield University This award-winning text, now in its third edition, integrates new digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, seven new chapters, and an innovative format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills, and addresses the challenges of accreditation for distance programs. The text helps teachers assess their teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Practical hints and key points focus on supporting learner success, using learning objects, and more.. Special features include an author-hosted blog and website to enhance and extend learning. The text is designed for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels and will also be beneficial for health care organizations that provide online continuing education. This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities Provides specific suggestions for overcoming barriers to online classes and other paradigm shifts Features teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples Offers an author-managed blog and website , updated continually

Effective Literacy Coaching

Author : Shari Frost
ISBN : 9781416608509
Genre : Education
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Whether you are new to literacy coaching or a seasoned coach looking to reenergize your approach, these proven tools can help you cultivate a vibrant and effective literacy program.

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