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Introduction To Online Learning

Author : Julie L. Globokar
ISBN : 9781412993562
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65. 29 MB
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A survival guide companion for students beginning their first online or hybrid class Introduction to Online Learning introduces first-time distance learners to the realities of Web-based education and serves as the most comprehensive, practical guide to achieving success when facing online-specific barriers as well as common academic hurdles. Written by an experienced instructor, this invaluable aid shows students how to overcome challenges related to e-mail communication, technological catastrophes, staying organized on a daily basis, and more. Students learn to take advantage of the unique resources available for those enrolled in internet-based programs and to make the most of their Web-based educational experience by tailoring it to their personal strengths, needs, and learning styles. Key Features The author provides clear explanations of how to tailor research, writing, and citing sources to the online classroom, as well as when citations are necessary Concrete, original examples link the text to students' personal experiences; illustrations vividly bring material to life Screenshots and excerpts from online syllabi help students navigate their first course requirements Examples of appropriate discussion board interaction aid students in progressing in their course with confidence Self-assessments guide students in determining individual learning styles and levels of preparedness

Teaching Online

Author : Claire Howell Major
ISBN : 9781421416335
Genre : Education
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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 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.

The Savvy Student S Guide To Online Learning

Author : Kristen Sosulski
ISBN : 9781135136666
Genre : Education
File Size : 35. 43 MB
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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.

Online Learning In Music

Author : Judith Bowman
ISBN : 9780199988204
Genre : Music
File Size : 57. 2 MB
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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.

The Online Learning Handbook

Author : Jolliffe, Alan (Senior Lecturer, Virtual College Development Centre, Singapore Polytechnic)
ISBN : 9781136361159
Genre : Education
File Size : 28. 22 MB
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A guide to developing Web-based learning materials. It provides advice, tools and techniques to help readers harness the potential of on-line methods of instruction and education. Taking a simple step-by-step approach, it proceeds from the basics through to operating computer-managed learning.

The Online Student S Survival Guide

Author : Nick Pelino
ISBN : 9781412049351
Genre : Education
File Size : 82. 38 MB
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The Online Student's Survival Guide outlines the considerations that an adult learner must consider when returning to school using the growing trend of online distance learning. This book offers personal insights and experiences as seen through the eyes of an online graduate student who returned to school after a twenty year absence from the world of academia - and a battle with brain cancer just prior to making the commitment to attain an advanced degree through an online university. This book offers helpful advice for those seeking to begin this academic journey as well as hints and tips to make the process easier to handle and negotiate as the student moves through a program in distance education. It addresses common misconceptions about online learning, offers insights as to what a student can expect to encounter and methods that will aid in not only succeeding as an online student - but to exceed as an adult learner. If you have ever thought of looking into an online learning program, or have the desire to attain a degree, but do not think it is possible because of your busy or hectic professional and personal life, this book will help you examine everything that there is to consider while preparing you to become a strong, dynamic online student. Written in a straight-forward manner, this first-hand account of one student's online educational journey has been created by a student for students. It honestly offers all of the pitfalls and successes experienced as well as observed by the author. With literally hundreds of thousands of students enrolling in this new, dynamic and exciting learning opportunity every year - this is the book to read as you make your decision and proceed with making your academic dreams a reality!

Learning Online

Author : Maggie McVay Lynch
ISBN : 9781135997441
Genre : Education
File Size : 48. 93 MB
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Whether taking classes in school, college or university, or in a corporate training setting, it is likely that learners will be expected to do at least part of their studies via the computer. This book provides realistic guidelines to ensure their success in the virtual learning environment. From detailing tools such as WebCT and Blackboard, to overcoming personal barriers to success in distance learning, this handy text deals with issues that readers of any age, stage or situation are likely to encounter by: * demystifying terms and concepts common to online learning * addressing issues of online ethics such as netiquette, plagiarism and software piracy * offering practical advice on interacting effectively online, submitting assignments and doing research * furnishing numerous links to Web pages and other resources for further study and research. The author offers serious and humorous anecdotes to help readers avoid the pitfalls and capitalize on opportunities that will help them become a successful online student. Current and prospective online learners will greatly benefit from this practical book filled with clear, detailed assistance for learning online.

Learning Online

Author : Barbara Means
ISBN : 9781136216589
Genre : Education
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At a time when more and more of what people learn both in formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology, Learning Online provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning. This book describes how online learning is being used in both K-12 and higher education settings as well as in learning outside of school. Particular online learning technologies, such as MOOCs (massive open online courses), multi-player games, learning analytics, and adaptive online practice environments, are described in terms of design principles, implementation, and contexts of use. Learning Online synthesizes research findings on the effectiveness of different types of online learning, but a major message of the book is that student outcomes arise from the joint influence of implementation, context, and learner characteristics interacting with technology--not from technology alone. The book describes available research about how best to implement different forms of online learning for specific kinds of students, subject areas, and contexts. Building on available evidence regarding practices that make online and blended learning more effective in different contexts, Learning Online draws implications for institutional and state policies that would promote judicious uses of online learning and effective implementation models. This in-depth research work concludes with a call for an online learning implementation research agenda, combining education institutions and research partners in a collaborative effort to generate and share evidence on effective practices.

Studying At A Distance

Author : Talbot, Christine
ISBN : 9780335238064
Genre : Education
File Size : 56. 61 MB
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This guide offers practical help and encouragement for those who have not studied 'at a distance'. Suitable for those who may be returning to study after a gap of some years, the activities are part of the guide and introduce the element of active learning typical of studying at a distance.

Personalized Learning

Author : Peggy Grant
ISBN : 9781564844934
Genre : Education
File Size : 76. 19 MB
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