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 suchIt 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....
|Title||:||Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice|
|Number of Pages||:||336 Pages|
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Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice Reviews
This book was recommended to me by a librarian friend as I was confiding in her my lack of knowledge about teaching online. I'm regularly embedded in online classes, and I've tried things like discussion groups, posting a video, posting tutorials, making powerpoints with my voice-over, and combinations of the two. And they've never seemed successful, so I chalked that up to "maybe I don't know what I'm doing." I think it's doubly challenging as a guest lecturer in an online class, where you are walking into group norms and customs and have to figure out how to interact in that system, without any synchronous or visual cues to correct course mid-module.What this book reiterated for me, is that I know a lot of stuff! It covers Frier's banking model of education, the mantra of "don't let technology drive your pedagogy," constructivism and connectivism in learning (which I've even written a paper about), and the SAMR model (which I've used in one of my information literacy courses). However, it was helpful thinking about all of these in frame of online teaching.I didn't read the whole thing cover to cover - especially the spotlight case studies -- but did skim the whole thing, and focused on certain chapters that were the most useful to me.
There is probably a lot of useful information in here, but it is so incredibly dry that I found it hard to keep at it.