A Teacher's Guide to Online Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Online Learning
  • Author : Lindy Hockenbary
  • Publisher : Intechgrated Professional Development
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 2021-06
  • ISBN : 1736350315

A Teacher's Guide to Online Learning Book Review:

Are you a K-12 educator who is teaching students over the internet with no face-to-face interaction? Online learning presents new challenges. Author Lindy Hockenbary does not sugarcoat the fact that online learning is different than face-to-face learning. She tackles the most common questions of new online instructors, including:?How do you engage learners in a virtual environment??How do you develop relationships with students whom you never see in person? ?What does classroom management even look like in an online class??How do you assess students when there is no way to know if they are looking up all the answers??How do you ensure clear communication since you cannot stand over a learner's shoulder and ensure a task is accomplished??How do you communicate with and support the families of online learners??How do you ensure equity when students are never in the same physical space?This book addresses each of these questions head-on by presenting key takeaways to guide online learning design. Lindy brings her experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technologist to create a clear picture of online learning strategies. Other classroom teachers, school leaders, and instructional technologists have contributed to the book to provide a well-rounded perspective on the topic of online learning. This book was designed with K-12 teachers in mind, but the majority of information can be applied to higher education/postsecondary learning environments as well.

Teaching in a Digital Age

Teaching in a Digital Age
  • Author : A. W Bates
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 0995269238

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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses
  • Author : Joan Thormann,Isa Kaftal Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Pages : 225
  • Relase : 2015-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780807773161

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses Book Review:

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.

A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom

A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom
  • Author : Paul Baepler,J. D. Walker,D. Christopher Brooks,Kem Saichaie,Christina I. Petersen
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2016-06-03
  • ISBN : 9781620363027

A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom Book Review:

While Active Learning Classrooms, or ALCs, offer rich new environments for learning, they present many new challenges to faculty because, among other things, they eliminate the room’s central focal point and disrupt the conventional seating plan to which faculty and students have become accustomed. The importance of learning how to use these classrooms well and to capitalize on their special features is paramount. The potential they represent can be realized only when they facilitate improved learning outcomes and engage students in the learning process in a manner different from traditional classrooms and lecture halls. This book provides an introduction to ALCs, briefly covering their history and then synthesizing the research on these spaces to provide faculty with empirically based, practical guidance on how to use these unfamiliar spaces effectively. Among the questions this book addresses are: • How can instructors mitigate the apparent lack of a central focal point in the space? • What types of learning activities work well in the ALCs and take advantage of the affordances of the room? • How can teachers address familiar classroom-management challenges in these unfamiliar spaces? • If assessment and rapid feedback are critical in active learning, how do they work in a room filled with circular tables and no central focus point? • How do instructors balance group learning with the needs of the larger class? • How can students be held accountable when many will necessarily have their backs facing the instructor? • How can instructors evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching in these spaces? This book is intended for faculty preparing to teach in or already working in this new classroom environment; for administrators planning to create ALCs or experimenting with provisionally designed rooms; and for faculty developers helping teachers transition to using these new spaces.

Essentials of Online Teaching

Essentials of Online Teaching
  • Author : Margaret Foley McCabe,Patricia González-Flores
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2017-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781317416531

Essentials of Online Teaching Book Review:

Teachers’ active online participation and engagement with students are critical factors to the success of online courses. Essentials of Online Teaching is a standards-based, straightforward guide to teaching online in higher education, high school and vocational training, or corporate learning environments. This brief but powerful book encourages immediate application of concepts with the help of real-world examples, technical insights, and professional advice. The guide includes: a practical approach informed by, but not about, relevant learning theories; clear models and examples from a wide variety of online courses; teachers’ reflections about their online practice; a checklist of standards to help guide teaching decisions; and an accompanying website (www.essentialsofonlineteaching.com) with additional resources. Essentials of Online Teaching addresses key instructional challenges in online teaching and presents the reader with practical solutions for each phase of a course—preparation, beginning, middle, and end.

Inspiring the Future

Inspiring the Future
  • Author : Nick J. Scarfo,Marvin A. Zuker
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 536
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 0779897986

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The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning
  • Author : Terry Anderson
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Pages : 485
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781897425084

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning Book Review:

"Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations."--BOOK JACKET.

A Teacher's Guide to Standards-Based Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Standards-Based Learning
  • Author : Tammy Heflebower,Jan K. Hoegh,Philp B. Warrick,Jeff Flygare
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2018-09-28
  • ISBN : 1943360251

A Teacher's Guide to Standards-Based Learning Book Review:

With foreword by Robert J. Marzano When teachers adopt standards-based learning, students take ownership of their education and achievement soars. Written specifically for K-12 teachers, this resource details a sequential approach for connecting curriculum, instruction, assessment methods, and feedback through standards-based education. The authors provide practical advice, real-world examples, and answers to frequently asked questions designed to support you through this important transition. Implement standards-based grading, instruction, and curriculum in your classroom and school: Explore the theories and benefits of a standards-based curriculum and become familiar with several significant paradigm shifts that will help you make a strong transition to a standards-based classroom. Explore ways to shift your thinking about teaching and lesson plans in order to better understand content as a vehicle for the achievement of standards. Learn how to develop proficiency scales that will offer guidance in teaching to existing and new standards. Discover new styles of instruction, educational assessment, feedback, and curriculum building that are well suited to standards-based education. Understand how to develop student ownership through the setting of goals, and access free downloadable reproducibles available with this book. Contents: Table of Contents About the Authors About Marzano Research Introduction Chapter 1: Planning Instruction With Proficiency Scales Chapter 2: Instructing With Proficiency Scales Chapter 3: Setting Goals and Tracking Progress Chapter 4: Administering Quality Classroom Assessments and Figuring Grades Chapter 5: Teaching Exceptional Students Chapter 6: Communicating Grades Epilogue Appendix: Frequently Asked Questions References and Resources Index

Teaching Online

Teaching Online
  • Author : Claire Howell Major
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 331
  • Relase : 2015-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781421416243

Teaching Online Book Review:

Demystifies online teaching for both enthusiastic and wary educators and helps faculty who teach online do their best work as digital instructors. It is difficult to imagine a college class today that does not include some online component—whether a simple posting of a syllabus to course management software, the use of social media for communication, or a full-blown course offering through a MOOC platform. In Teaching Online, Claire Howell Major describes for college faculty the changes that accompany use of such technologies and offers real-world strategies for surmounting digital teaching challenges. Teaching with these evolving media requires instructors to alter the ways in which they conceive of and do their work, according to Major. They must frequently update their knowledge of learning, teaching, and media, and they need to develop new forms of instruction, revise and reconceptualize classroom materials, and refresh their communication patterns. Faculty teaching online must also reconsider the student experience and determine what changes for students ultimately mean for their own work and for their institutions. Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory, research, and practice as well as a review of strategies for managing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition, this book presents examples of best practices from successful online instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and educational technologists. Faculty members, researchers, instructional designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.

Teaching Online

Teaching Online
  • Author : Claire Howell Major
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 331
  • Relase : 2015-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781421416335

Teaching Online Book Review:

Demystifies online teaching for both enthusiastic and wary educators and helps faculty who teach online do their best work as digital instructors. It is difficult to imagine a college class today that does not include some online component—whether a simple posting of a syllabus to course management software, the use of social media for communication, or a full-blown course offering through a MOOC platform. In Teaching Online, Claire Howell Major describes for college faculty the changes that accompany use of such technologies and offers real-world strategies for surmounting digital teaching challenges. Teaching with these evolving media requires instructors to alter the ways in which they conceive of and do their work, according to Major. They must frequently update their knowledge of learning, teaching, and media, and they need to develop new forms of instruction, revise and reconceptualize classroom materials, and refresh their communication patterns. Faculty teaching online must also reconsider the student experience and determine what changes for students ultimately mean for their own work and for their institutions. Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory, research, and practice as well as a review of strategies for managing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition, this book presents examples of best practices from successful online instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and educational technologists. Faculty members, researchers, instructional designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.

Essentials of Online Course Design

Essentials of Online Course Design
  • Author : Marjorie Vai,Kristen Sosulski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2015-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781317673781

Essentials of Online Course Design Book Review:

In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational, and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book, and users will quickly learn from the guide’s hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline. The guide’s key features include: a practical approach informed by theory clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one clear and jargon-free language examples, screenshots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate. a Companion Website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources: http://essentialsofonlinecoursedesign.com Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual. For more of Marjorie Vai in her own words, listen to this 2011 interview from the On Teaching Online podcast: http://onteachingonline.com/oto-16-essentials-of-online-course-design-with-marjorie-vai/

Essentials for Blended Learning

Essentials for Blended Learning
  • Author : Jared Stein,Charles R. Graham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 223
  • Relase : 2014-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781135119102

Essentials for Blended Learning Book Review:

Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide provides a practical, streamlined approach for creating effective learning experiences by blending online activities and the best of face-to-face teaching. This guide is: Easy to use: Clear, jargon-free writing; illustrations; and references to online resources help readers understand concepts. Streamlined: A simple but effective design process focuses on creating manageable activities for the right environment. Practical: Real-world examples from different subject areas help teachers understand principles in context. Contemporary: The variety of modern, connected technologies covered in the guide addresses a range of teaching challenges. Forward-Looking: The approach bridges the gap between formal classroom learning and informal lifelong learning. Standards-based: Guidelines and standards are based on current research in the field, relevant learning theories, and practitioner experiences. Effective blended learning requires significant rethinking of teaching practices and a fundamental redesign of course structure. Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide simplifies these difficult challenges without neglecting important opportunities to transform teaching. This guide is suitable for teachers in any content area. Please visit www.essentialsforblended.com for additional resources.

Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design
  • Author : Grant Wiggins,Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Pages : 383
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9781416600350

Understanding by Design Book Review:

Presents a multifaceted model of understanding, which is based on the premise that people can demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways.

K-12 Blended Teaching

K-12 Blended Teaching
  • Author : Jered Borup,Cecil Short,Leanna Archambault,Charles Graham
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2019-03-08
  • ISBN : 1799103846

K-12 Blended Teaching Book Review:

This book is the color print version (go here for the black and white version: http://bit.ly/k12blended-print). This book is your guide to blended teaching in K-12 settings. It was designed to help both pre-service and in-service teachers prepare their classes for blended teaching. The book can be accessed in several different formats at http://edtechbooks.org/k12blended.This book begins by orienting you to the foundational dispositions and skills needed to support your blended teaching practice. Then you will be introduced to four key competencies for blended teaching which are: (1) Online Integration - ability to effectively combine online instruction with in-person instruction. (2) Data Practices - ability to use digital tools to monitor student activity and performance in order to guide student growth. (3) Personalization - ability to implement a learning environment that allows for student customization of goals, pace, and/or learning path. (4) Online Interaction - ability to facilitate online interactions with and between students. The final chapter of the book helps you bring all four competencies together as you implement blended teaching in your classroom.

The Teacher's Guide to Research

The Teacher's Guide to Research
  • Author : Jonathan Firth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2019-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780429811142

The Teacher's Guide to Research Book Review:

This accessible guide provides practical support on becoming research engaged and research active within the school and beyond. It explores the meaning of research and clarifies multiple types of research which lead to different views on ‘what works’, all whilst showing how to engage with the latest educational findings and how to conduct classroom-based research as part of career-long professional development. Divided into three parts, this book examines the various understandings of being ‘research-engaged’ and covers key issues such as: Finding and interpreting research How to apply and evaluate findings in reliable ways Planning and carrying out a classroom-based project Building a culture of research within a school Establishing local research networks Publishing work Illustrated with inspiring examples of how to these implement ideas in schools, The Teachers’ Guide to Research is perfect for practicing schools teachers, student teachers and educational leaders who are looking to expand their research knowledge and rekindle their professional curiosity.

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner
  • Author : Rita-Marie Conrad,J. Ana Donaldson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2012-07-18
  • ISBN : 9781118235447

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner Book Review:

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner Contributing to both the theoretical and practical literature,Continuing to Engage the Online Learner expands on the workof Conrad and Donaldson's bestselling Engaging the OnlineLearner. This next-step resource introduces a new phase totheir proven model, the Phases of Engagement, and addresses a widerange of online and hybrid learning environments, technology tools,and communication styles. Comprehensive in scope, the book provides an introduction to thetheory of engaged learning and its design, assessment, andmanagement in online and blended learning environments anddescribes the types of activities that motivate the online learnerin each phase of engagement. This down-to-earth resource alsoincludes 50 new and illustrative activities paired with each phaseof engagement. In Continuing to Engage the Online LearnerRita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson provide relevant andtheoretically-sound information to enhance teaching and engagelearners, offering a practical handbook for instructors. "Conrad and Donaldson have done it again! Not only have theypresented a solid and useful discussion of the phases ofengagement, they have brought the theory alive through thepresentation of practical activities that would work well in anyonline or hybrid course." —Rena Palloff, faculty, FieldingGraduate University and author, The Excellent OnlineInstructor

Creating Online Learning Experiences

Creating Online Learning Experiences
  • Author : Matt Crosslin,Justin Dellinger,Rebecca Heiser,Brett Benham,Brittany Usman,Amber Patterson,Peggy Semingson,Catherine Spann,Harriet Watkins
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 2018-06-22
  • ISBN : 0989887812

Creating Online Learning Experiences Book Review:

This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

The New Teacher's Companion

The New Teacher's Companion
  • Author : Gini Cunningham
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Pages : 227
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781416608820

The New Teacher's Companion Book Review:

Advice for new teacher excellence, including guidance on classroom management.

Distance Education for Teacher Training

Distance Education for Teacher Training
  • Author : Hilary Perraton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2002-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781134868452

Distance Education for Teacher Training Book Review:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies
  • Author : Stephanie Smith Budhai,Ke'Anna Skipwith
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 113
  • Relase : 2017-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781317208150

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies Book Review:

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies is a practical guide for all instructors and instructional designers working in online or blended learning environments who want to provide a supportive, engaging, and interactive learner experience. This book explores the integration of active and experiential learning approaches and activities including gamification, social media integration, and project- and scenario-based learning, as they relate to the development of authentic skill-building, communication, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills in learners. Readers will find guidelines for the development of participatory peer-learning, cooperative education, and service learning opportunities in the online classroom. In addition, the authors provide effective learning strategies, resources, and tools that align learner engagement with course outcomes.