Learning Online

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Learning online includes a range of configurations from fully online courses in which students and instructors never meet face to face to courses in which the preponderance of activity is face to face. This section includes information on effective strategies for presentations, communication, assessment, and setting up a web presence, whether it be a student portfolio or an instructor's research.

You may find the following books useful as you plan an online course.
(The hyperlinks go to a publisher or Amazon page containing further information for each book.)

Books Online Resources

Boettcher, J.V. & Conrad, R.M. (2010). The online teaching survival guide: simple and practical pedagogical tips. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass.
Boettcher and Conrad started writing about distance learning during the videoconferencing days.
(Jackson Library call number: LB1044.87 .B63 2010 c.1 )

Ko, S. & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching online: A practical guide, 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.
Very practical guide.
(Jackson Library call numbers: LB2395.7 .K67 2010 c.1 (3rd edition); HHS ITCs copies of 1st and 2nd edition.)

Stavredes, T. (2011). Effective online teaching: foundations and strategies for student success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (Jackson Library call number: LB1044.87 .S846 2011 c.1; also e-book.)

Merlot - Developing and Delivering Online Courses Portal
(Divided into the following categories: Institutional strategies; faculty development; online courses; beyond Merlot; showcase.)

Learning to Teaching Online Episodes
(Categorized series of video clips, each accompanied by a PDF with main points and references.)

Teaching Strategies: Online teaching
(Annotated links to useful resources.)

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository
(View by Pedagogical Practices of by Categories - an alphabetical listing)

More Books

Clark, R.C. & Mayer, R. (2008). e-Learning and the science of instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers of multimedia learning, 2nd Ed. San Francisco, CA: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
(HHS ITCs have a copy to lend.)

Clark, R.C. & Kwinn, A. (2007). The new virtual classroom: Evidence-based guidelines for synchronous learning. San Francisco, CA: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
(HHS ITCs have a copy to lend.)

Dooley, K.E. (2005) Advanced methods in distance education: application and practices for educators, administrators, and learners. Information Science Publishing.
(Jackson Library e-book.)

Hanna, D.E., Glowacki-Dudka, M. & Canceicao-Runlee, S. (2000). 147 practical tips for teaching online groups. Madison, Wisconsin: Atwood Publishing.
Great little book with all kinds of helpful strategies.
(HHS ITCs have copies to lend.)

Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning
Jossey-Bass has a series of brief ~100-page guides.
(HHS ITCs have copies of most of the guides to lend.)

Ko, S. & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching online: A practical guide, 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.
Very practical guide.
(Jackson Library call numbers: LB2395.7 .K67 2010 c.1 (3rd edition); LB2395.7 .K67 2004 c.1 (2nd edition): HHS ITCs of copies of 1st and 2nd edition.)

Myers-Wylie, D., Mangieri, J. & Hardy, D. (2009). The in's and out's of online instruction: Transitioning from brick and mortar to online teaching. Parker, CO: 2009.

Palloff, R.M. & Pratt, K. (2007). Building online learning communities: Effective strategies for the virtual classroom, 2nd Edition. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass.
Palloff and Pratt have been engaged in Internet-based online learning for many years and are among the earliest and most prolific writers about the experience.
(UTLC has a copy to lend; Jackson Library call number: LC5805 .P35 2007 c.1.)

Palloff, R.M. & Pratt, K. (2008). Assessing the online learner: resources and strategies for faculty. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass.
One of the Jossey-Bass guides to online teaching and learning.
(HHS ITCs have a copy to lend.)

 

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