Lessons from the Virtual Classroom The Realities of Online Teaching

ISBN-10: 1118123735
ISBN-13: 9781118123737
Edition: 2nd 2013
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List price: $46.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This book has been completely revised and updated to meet today’s online learning challenges edition and offers a comprehensive reference for faculty to use to hone their skills as online instructors. Filled with numerous examples from actual online courses and insights from teachers and students, this essential guide offers helpful suggestions for dealing with such critical issues as evaluating effective courseware, working with online classroom dynamics, addressing the needs of the online student, making the transition to online teaching, and promoting the development of the learning community.

Figures, Table, and Exhibits
Preface to the Second Edition: The Face of Online Learning Today
The Authors
Acknowledgments
Rethinking Education for an Online World
Online Learning in the Twenty-First Century
Online Learning Today
Current and Emerging Technologies
Emerging Issues for Both Faculty and Administrators
Technology for Online Teaching Is Chosen Without Faculty Input
Governance Issues Have Emerged
Intellectual Property, Course Design, and Course Ownership Issues
Just Like Faculty, Students Need to Be Trained to Learn Online
Instructor Workload
Recent Developments in K-12 Online Learning
The Effectiveness of Distance Delivery
The Art of Online Teaching
Lack of Preparation
Who Should Teach Online?
Training, Training, and More Training
Using Mobile Technology in Faculty Training
New Processes, New Relationships
Online Pedagogy
Keys to Success
Ensuring Access to and Familiarity with Technology
Establishing Guidelines and Procedures
Achieving Maximum Participation
Promoting Collaboration
Promoting Reflection
The Final Transition: Assessing and Evaluating Students and Ourselves
Supporting Instructors to Make the Transition
Administrative Issues and Concerns
Faculty Time, Compensation, and Questions of Tenure
Program Planning and Development
Another Look at Faculty and Student Support, Training, and Development
Governance and Intellectual Property
Student Retention
Some Last Thoughts on Administrative Issues and Concerns
The Tools of Online Teaching
Technology in the Twenty-First Century
Matching the Technology to the Course
What Are Web 2.0 Technologies?
Common Forms of Web 2.0 Technologies
Using Web 2.0 Tools in Online Courses Choosing Technology Wisely
When the Technology Is a Problem
Evaluating Technology
Use of Technology
Infrastructure
Instructional Strategy
When Money Is an Issue
Accessibility Is a Major Concern
Teaching and Learning Online
Transforming Courses for the Online Classroom
Starting Over: Considerations in the Development of an Online Course
Who Are My Students?
Is This a Course That Will Successfully Transfer to the Online Environment?
How Do I Define Learning in This Content Area, and What Do I Want to See as the Learning Outcomes?
What Do I Want to Accomplish Through This Course?
What Guidelines, Rules, Roles, and Norms Need to Be Established for Course Completion?
How Do I Plan to Deliver Course Material?
How Comfortable Am I in Releasing Control to the Learners?
How Do I Want to Organize the Course Site?
How Will I Assess Student Performance in This Course?
How Will I Address Attendance Requirements?
The Process of the Course
Beginnings
Once the Course Has Started
Endings
Teaching Courses Developed by Others
A Focus on Content
Ability to Adjust the Course
Examples of Customization
When Customizing Is Not Possible
Building Community into the Process
Evaluating a Course Developed by Another
Issues of Intellectual Property
Courses with Rolling Admission
Final Thoughts on Teaching a Course Developed by Another
Working with the Virtual Student
If We Build It, They Will Come
The Successful Learner in the Online Classroom
Addressing Different Learning Styles
Recognizing and Working with Those Who Do Not Succeed
The Role of the Learner in the Online Learning Process
Knowledge Generation
Collaboration
Process Management
Maximizing the Potential of the Virtual Student
Use Best Practices from the Face-to-Face Classroom to Promote Participation Online
If a Student Is Absent for a Week, Contact Him or Her to Determine the Reason
If Students Have Technical Difficulties, Offer Support or Connect Them with Tech Support
If Conflict Hurts Participation, Intercede with the Students Involved
If Security Breaches Cause Nonparticipation, Report Them Quickly to Reestablish a Sense of Privacy
Log On to the Online Classroom Three or More Times a Week (Daily If Possible!) to Keep the Discussion Moving
Learn How to Ask Broad Questions That Stimulate Thinking to Promote Participation
Include Humor in Your Posts to Help Students Feel Welcome and Safe
Post a Welcoming Response to Student Introductions to Help All Join More Successfully
Teaching Students to Learn in the Online Environment
Respecting Student Intellectual Property
Online Classroom Dynamics
Group Dynamics and Online Classroom Dynamics
Applying What We Understand About Croups to Online Classes
Preforming
Unity
Disunity
Conflict-Confrontation
Disharmony
Harmony
Performing
Concluding Thoughts About the
Soul and Spirit Group
Other Ways of Looking at Online Groups
The Student
The Group
The Instructor/Facilitator
The Task
The Technology
Conflict Revisited
Working with Difficult Students
When It Simply Isn't Working
Lessons Learned in the Virtual Classroom
A Look Back
The Myths
Lessons for Faculty
Instructors Need Not Fear Online Learning
Course Development Needs to Focus on Interactivity, Not Content
Instructor and Student Roles Need to Change
Lessons for Instructional Designers and Faculty Developers
Both Faculty and Students Need Training
Faculty Who Teach Online Need to Feel Supported
Lessons for Administrators
Support Online Faculty Through Fair Compensation
Institutions Should Develop a Strategic Plan
Institutions Should Develop an Infrastructure First
Technology Should Be Chosen by an Inclusive Committee
Pay Attention to the New Regulatory Environment
A Look into the Near Future
Technology
Course and Program Quality and Design
Professional Development
How Faculty and Students Interact
Research into Online Education
Sample Training for Faculty
Introduction to and Best Practices in Online Teaching
Learning Units
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Intensive Training Focused on Collaboration and Building Online Learning Communities
Day 1: Defining and Recontextualizing Community
Day 2: Human and Practical Considerations in Online Learning
Day 3: Moving Teaching and Learning Online
Day 4: Promoting Collaborative Learning
Day 5: Transformative Learning
Additional Resources
Communities of Practice
Mobile Applications and Web 2.0 Applications
Certificate Programs in Online Teaching
Online Conferences
Online Journals About Online Teaching
Professional Organizations
Course Evaluation Rubrics
References
Index

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