The Virtual Student

Author: Rena M. Palloff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787971199
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Virtual Student is an essential resource for online educators working with students in higher education and training settings. The authors offer an overview of the key issues of student online learning and provide a practical guide to working with online students. The book covers a broad range of topics including learning styles, multicultural issues, evaluation, retention, and the challenging problems of plagiarism and cheating.

Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom

Author: Rena M. Palloff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787959968
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt have written a comprehensive reference for faculty to use to hone their skills as online instructors and for students to use to become more effective online learners. Filled with numerous examples from actual online courses and insights from teachers and students, Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom covers the entire online teaching process. 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.

The Savvy Student s Guide to Online Learning

Author: Kristen Sosulski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113513667X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction Presence and Participation in Online Courses

Author: Kyei-Blankson, Lydia
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466695838
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Online learning has become a prominent and inseparable component of higher education in recent years. Questions related to course structure, levels of interaction, presence, and participation within online courses persist and invite further inquiry for determining factors that encourage effective teaching and learning in online environments. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses explores models of course development and delivery techniques to improve instruction, learning, and student satisfaction in online courses. Covering topics such as rates of participation, student engagement and retention, and social development, this handbook serves as a resource for educators in online learning environments, as well as for course designers and developers of online courses and researchers whose agenda includes examining interaction, presence, and participation in online courses.

Engaging the Online Learner

Author: Rita-Marie Conrad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118059821
Format: PDF
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Engaging the Online Learner This updated edition includes an innovative framework—the Phases of Engagement—that helps learners become more involved as knowledge generators and cofacilitators of a course. The book also provides specific ideas for tested activities (collected from experienced online instructors across the nation) that can go a long way to improving online learning. Engaging the Online Learner offers the tools and information needed to: Convert classroom activities to an online environment Assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborative activities Phase in activities that promote engagement among online learners Build peer interaction through peer partnerships and team activities Create authentic activities and implement games and simulations Praise for Engaging the Online Learner "The Phases of Engagement framework provides a road map for creating community at each phase of an online course. This book is an invaluable guide to innovative practices for online learning."–Judith V. Boettcher, coauthor of The Online Teaching Survival Guide "Engagement is the heart of online learning. The authors have developed an encyclopedia of tried-and-true learner engagement activities that are authentic and ready to use."–Donald P. Ely, professor emeritus, instructional design, development and evaluation in the School of Education, Syracuse University

Online Learning in Music

Author: Judith Bowman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998820X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers fresh insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online courses, principles for good practice in online education, and an agenda for future research. Author Judith Bowman provides a complete overview of online education in music, including guidelines and accreditation standards for online instruction as well as a look at current research on online learning in music. She also explores several theoretical models for online course design, development, and implementation, before presenting a creative approach to online course design, both for fully online and also for blended courses. As a whole, the book challenges stereotypical views of professors as "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side," characterizing the online professor instead as Director of Learning. Necessary reading for all who work in online learning in music, it also suggests important ways both to prevent problems and also to resolve those that do arise.

Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions

Author: Bradshaw
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284107078
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions, Seventh Edition details a wealth of teaching strategies, focusing on incorporating technology into the classroom, including the use of Web 2.0 technologies like blogs and podcasts. Chapters on blended learning and study abroad programs are featured, enabling students to gain a more diverse and increased global perspective. Highlighting innovative teaching techniques for various learning environments and real-world illustrations of the strategies in use, this text goes beyond theory to offer practical application principles that educators can count on. The Seventh Edition includes two new chapters – Teaching through Storytelling and Giving and Receiving Evaluation Feedback.

Distance Education in Nursing

Author: Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109462
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Doodyís Core Title! ì[This book] addresses issues that cut across a wide range of best practices and the effect of technology on learning. [It includes] sound principles, new and creative ideas, [and] many implications for future research. What can and cannot be taught online? How are faculty best assisted in learning a new role? Who are the students in this geographically and culturally diverse learning community?... I know that you will enjoy this book because it combines current practices and research with building a foundation of knowledge that takes us into the future.î Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing Fairfield University This award-winning text, now in its third edition, integrates new digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, seven new chapters, and an innovative format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills, and addresses the challenges of accreditation for distance programs. The text helps teachers assess their teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Practical hints and key points focus on supporting learner success, using learning objects, and more.. Special features include an author-hosted blog and website to enhance and extend learning. The text is designed for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels and will also be beneficial for health care organizations that provide online continuing education. This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities Provides specific suggestions for overcoming barriers to online classes and other paradigm shifts Features teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples Offers an author-managed blog and website , updated continually

Distance Education in Nursing Second Edition

Author: Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826146953
Format: PDF
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! The second edition of the award winning Distance Education in Nursing continues to offer basic introductory information on distance teaching and learning and now brings the application of newly developed computer technology to this environment. Each chapter provides real-life distance education experiences of both teachers and students, and describes ways in which distance education has enhanced the quality of their nursing education. As a nurse educator, whether novice or expert, you will benefit from this book, written by such distinguished contributors as Diane Billings, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, and Marilyn H. Oermann.

How to Be a Successful Online Student

Author: Sara Dulaney Gilbert
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071365123
Format: PDF, Docs
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics more than 85% of public universities offer non-residential “distance learning” courses, degrees, or career credentials. New virtual training institutes pop up every day with convenient online career certification options in business, computers, e-commerce, financial services, and health services. Most books on distance learning merely list accredited colleges and universities offering degrees and certifications. How to Be a Successful Online Student provides the nuts and bolts of how distance learning really works and shows readers how to fully exploit online learning tools, opportunities, and resources, including: Expert advice on which subjects are perfect for online study The essential tools needed including hardware and software Advice on how to become a cracker-jack cyber student with tips on setting up an independent study schedule and sticking with it How to combine online learning with traditional classes