Learning in Real Time Synchronous Teaching and Learning Online

ISBN-10: 078797921X
ISBN-13: 9780787979218
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Learning in Real Time is a concise and practical resource for education professionals teaching live and online or those wanting to humanize and improve interaction in their online courses by adding a synchronous learning component. The book offers keen insight into the world of synchronous learning tools, guides instructors in evaluating how and when to use them, and illustrates how educators can develop their own strategies and styles in implementing such tools to improve online learning. A pioneer in the development of synchronous learning theories and platforms, Finkelstein catalogs real-time learning venues, describes good practices for facilitating synchronous learning, and offers examples to demonstrate how real-time techniques can enhance student learning. While each chapter considers the academic context of faculty members looking to incorporate such interaction, the book will also be a valuable resource to instructional designers, trainers, tutors, advising staff, librarians, and anyone involved in professional development, course design, or providing student support services. Learning in Real Time is the fourth book in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning series, which offers concrete and practical resources to help higher education practitioners meet the challenges of the online learning environment. "Good instruction is all about people. Learning in Real Time focuses on people, relationships, and the power of human dialog. Instructors, learning technologists, and administrators will benefit from Finkelstein's commentary and common sense." -Diana G. Oblinger, vice president, EDUCAUSE "Jam-packed with extremely practical strategies and well-crafted activity ideas, Learning in Real Time goes well beyond the tools and deftly focuses on the process of effective live online learning and collaboration. Anyone teaching, presenting, coaching, or collaborating online will end up with a marked-up, highlighted, and dog-eared copy of this book parked next to their computer." -Alan Levine, The New Media Consortium (NMC) "Finkelstein's real-world guidance on real-time learning advances the cause of quality instruction-online and offline. This book represents an important contribution to the field." -Deborah L.G. Hutti, associate vice president for educational services, Lake Land College

Preface
About the Author
Learning, Live Online
Synchronous Interaction Across the Learning Continuum
Needs Served by Synchronous Interaction
The Synchronous Compact
Indicators for Real-Time Online Learning
Learner Skills Developed and Assessed Live Online
Real-Time Learning as Good Practice
Contact Between Students and Faculty
Cooperation Among Students
Active Learning
Prompt Feedback
Time on Task
High Expectations
Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning
Tools for Learning in Real Time
Text-Based Tools
Live Audio and Video Tools
Content, Display, and Other Interactive Tools
Real-Time Learning Venues
A Moving Target
Chat Rooms
Instant Messenger
Multi-user Virtual Environments
Virtual Reference, Tutoring, and Help Desks
Virtual Offices and Virtual Meeting Rooms
Virtual Classrooms
Interactive Webcasting
Webcasting or Broadcasting
In-class Online Aids
Facilitating Learning in Real Time
Be a Good Host
Inflate a Bubble of Concentration
Be a Ringmaster
Use Virtual Body Language
Rely on Others: You Are Not Alone
Use the Synchronous Dashboard
Be Prepared and Manage Crises
Real-Time Online Learning Activities
Magnetic Brainstorms
Stone Soup
Solo Fishbowls
Paired Partners or Dyads
Cracker Barrels
Guest Appearances and Co-hosts
Live Blogging and Cclogging
Expeditions and Virtual Training Labs
Multiple Venue Productions or Presentations
Additional Resources
Further Reading and Related Web Sites
Ten Common Misconceptions About Synchronous Instruction
Scheduling Synchronous Interaction
Buyer's Guide: Questions to Ask When Considering a Synchronous Tool
References
Index

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