The Savvy Student s Guide to Online Learning

Author: Kristen Sosulski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113513667X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning prepares students of all kinds for contemporary online learning. While technologies and formats vary, this book serves as an authoritative resource for any student enrolling in an online degree program or taking an online course. Topics covered include: • How to become a great online student • Creating an online presence • Interaction and communication techniques • Online group projects and individual work • Technological requirements and how to get technical support • Online classroom "netiquette" and time management The authors, both experts in online education, introduce the information and skills required of successful online students to navigate this new learning landscape with confidence. A highly useful companion website provides video presentations that explain the different types of online learning as well as a real online course with activities for students to practice and interact with other learners around the world.

Math Smart 3rd Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524710598
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NEVER GET CRUNCHED BY NUMBERS AGAIN. Even in a world where every cell phone is also a calculator, basic math competency is a must! In this book, you'll learn how to efficiently solve common problems and effortlessly perform foundational math operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Once you've got that down, we'll go over how to handle the scary stuff—like exponents, square roots, geometry, and algebra. Our user-friendly techniques break complicated problems down into their basic parts, so that you don't waste your time memorizing dozens of long formulas and equations. THIS THIRD EDITION INCLUDES: · Back-to-basics reviews of numbers, fractions, ratios & proportions, exponents & roots, algebra, geometry, and probability & statistics · Comprehensive reviews for solving problems in common math topics · Targeted strategies to help you score higher on the quantitative sections of the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT · Access to additional challenging drill questions online · Key math terms lists at the end of each chapter

Grammar Smart 4th Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524710571
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO BE A GRAMMAR GURU. How you speak and write can say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression, but learning it can seem like a never-ending parade of complicated and contradictory rules! That’s why we at The Princeton Review created Grammar Smart—instead of boring you with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book takes a fun approach to showing the logic behind each correct sentence. This updated fourth edition of Grammar Smart brings you: • In-depth reviews of the basic parts of speech • Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles • A glossary of key grammar terms • Quick quizzes throughout the book to help you check your progress • Detailed sentence diagrams to help you identify word classes • Comprehensive summaries of each major grammar topic

Essentials of Online Course Design

Author: Marjorie Vai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317673794
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 of Online Teaching

Author: Margaret Foley McCabe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317416546
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Learning from Cyber savvy Students

Author: Anne Hird
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579220310
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the Internet has become a common household utility, more and more students are coming to school with Internet experience. How do students' and teachers' roles, and schools as institutions, change when these Internet-Age kids enter classrooms that are fully equipped with networked computers? This book offers a unique analysis of the issues and challenges teachers face as their classrooms become fully connected to the Internet. Anne Hird spent six months observing a class in a school with fully connected classrooms. She presents a vivid and insightful account-often reported through the students' own words--of how young teens use computers in and out of school; how they perceive the world shaped by the Internet; and how these factors shape their expectations for classroom learning. She observes and reflects on the paradox which confronts teachers in this environment. They are expected to guide students in learning with a cognitive tool that was not part of the teachers' experience as students, while students' familiarity with the Internet calls into question the authority of the teacher on which the traditional teacher-student relationship is based. She offers a strategy for professional development which recognizes and builds on this inevitable shift in the teacher-student relationship. This is an absorbing, thought-provoking and practical book for all educators--individual teachers and administrators alike-concerned about the integration of computer technology into elementary and secondary school classrooms.

Teaching Tech Savvy Kids

Author: Jessica K. Parker
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971500
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written for secondary school teachers, this resource expands educators' understanding of the relationship between their students and digital media and shows how to design learning opportunities that make the most of that relationship. Based on the findings of a three-year study on youth and their use of digital media for informal learning, this book gives teachers a deeper awareness of the characteristics of "iGeneration culture" and the dynamic potential for student learning through digital media, such as fostering collaboration, creativity, feedback, and critiques. Presented in a teacher-friendly format, each of the chapters include: - A description of each digital medium - A vignette about a young person using the medium - Advice about navigating digital media for both novice and expert teachers, plus activities and sidebars - A section addressing myths related to each medium - A section on pedagogical implications and practices, including activities Teaching Tech Savvy Kids provides examples of how to integrate digital media into secondary classrooms, explains how key characteristics of digital media can help to revitalize pedagogical practices, and increases teachers' options for offering more engaged, student-centered learning opportunities.

Writing Smart 3rd Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0525567712
Format: PDF, Docs
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YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR EFFORTLESS WRITING. This classic, easy-to-follow guide teaches you foundational skills to improve your writing and express yourself clearly in essays, emails, reports, and more. Knowing how to commuicate through clear, articulate writing is an essential skill in today's world. Whether it's a college application essay, class paper, or professional report, you need to be able to express your thoughts clearly and with appropriate context. This updated third edition of Writing Smart sets you up for success with step-by-step approaches for all types of writing, from essays to academic assignments to workplace emails. Get ready to build your confidence and improve your skills with writing that makes an impression. INCLUDES CHAPTERS COVERING: • Fundamental grammar rules and terms • How to construct sentences and choose the right words • The best ways to approach exam essays, research papers, professional emails, and more • Processes for editing and revising your own work to achieve the best possible result

Math Smart

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 152471058X
Format: PDF
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"The savvy student's guide to mastering basic math"--Cover.

Qualitative Research in Education

Author: Marilyn Lichtman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412970520
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Qualitative Research in Education: A User's Guide, Second Edition brings together the essential elements of qualitative research, including traditions and influences in the field and practical, step-by-step coverage of each stage of the research process.Synthesizing the best thinking on conducting qualitative research in education, Marilyn Lichtman uses a conversational writing style that draws readers into the excitement of the research process. --from publisher description.