Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby; James M. LangFind out how to apply learning science in online classes The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains. * Explains how you can support your online students * Helps your students find success in this non-traditional learning environment * Covers online and blended learning * Addresses specific challenges that online instructors face in higher education Small Teaching Online presents research-based teaching techniques from an online instructional design expert and the bestselling author of Small Teaching.
Publication Date: 2019-05-15
The Art of Teaching Online by Larry CoopermanThe Art of Teaching Online: How to Start and How to Succeed as an Online Instructor focuses on professionals who are not teachers, but who wish to enter the online education field as instructors in their disciplines. This book focuses mainly on how potential online instructors can create and maintain the human aspect of live, face-to-face education in an online course to successfully teach and instruct their students. Included are interviews with experienced online instructors who use their emotional intelligence skills and instruction skills (examples included) to teach their students successfully. Includes interviews with experienced instructors Features examples of effective instruction skills from online educators Focuses on professionals wishing to enter the online education field
Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Thrive Online by Shannon Riggs; Kathryn E. Linder (Series edited by); Penny Ralston-Berg (Foreword by)Research shows that online education, when designed and facilitated well, is as effective as traditional campus-based instruction. Despite the evidence, many faculty perceive online education as inferior to traditional instruction--and are often quite vocal in their skepticism. Simultaneously, however, more and more students are seeking online courses and degree programs. Thrive Online: A New Approach to Building Expertise and Confidence as an Online Educator is an invitation for the rising tide of online educators who are relatively new to teaching online, and also for those more experienced instructors who are increasingly frustrated by the dominant bias against online education. Readers will find: * An approach that empowers online educators to thrive professionally using a set of specific agentic behaviors * Strategies for approaching conversations about online learning in new ways that inform the skeptics and critics * Strategies that celebrate the additional skills and proficiencies developed by successful online educators * Guidance for educators who want to feel natural and fluent in the online learning environment * Guidance for enhancing the user-centered nature of online spaces to create student-centered learning environments * Encouragement for online educators to pursue leadership opportunities The internet is changing how people communicate and learn. Thrive Online: A New Approach to Building Expertise and Confidence as an Online Educator offers guidance, inspiration and strategies required to adapt and lead higher education through this change. This book is for higher education instructors who are seeking community, a sense of belonging, and the professional respect they deserve. Thriving is not a reaction to our environment, but rather a state of being we can create intentionally for ourselves. The time has come to change the conversation about online education. Add your voice - join the community and #ThriveOnline.
Publication Date: 2020-01-15
The Productive Online Professor by Bonni Stachowiak; Robert Talbert (Foreword by)What does it mean to be a productive professor inhigher education? What would it feel like to have more peace and productivity?To have nothing fall through the cracks? The Productive Online and OfflineProfessoris written for today's busy higher education professional.Through an exploration of what it means to make work meaningful, this bookoffers practical strategies and tips to support higher education professionalsin efficiently managing and effectively using a wide range of technologies andproductivity tools. Higher education instructors will find this guide helps them to fulfill theirteaching roles with excellence and to build engaging relationships withstudents while also successfully managing other priorities in theirprofessional and personal lives. The Productive Online Professorassists those who teach online and blended courses with managing their personal productivity. Faculty are often expected to provide support and feedback to learners outside of normal work hours in non-traditional classes. Programs that are designed with more asynchronous content may cause faculty to perceive that it is difficult to ever press the "off button" on their teaching.The author offers guidance and suggests software tools for streamlining communication and productivity that enable faculty to better balance their lives while giving rich feedback to students. Part1 addresses the challenges in defining productivity and presents a workingdefinition for the text. Part 2 describes the ability to communicate using both synchronous andasynchronous methods, along with ways of enriching such communication. Part 3 describes methods for finding, curating, and sharing relevant knowledgeboth within one's courses and to a broader personal learning network (PLN). Part 4 examines specific tools for navigating the unique challenges ofproductivity while teaching online. It includes ways to grade more productivelywhile still providing rich feedback to students. Part 5 shares techniques for keeping one's course materials current andrelevant in the most efficient ways possible. The Productive Online Professoris a practical guide for how to provide high quality online classes to diverse students. This book shares specific technology and other tools that may be used in charting a course toward greater productivity. It is intended to be a professional resource for fulfilling our roles with excellence and joy, while managing other priorities in our personal and professional lives.