The book identifies a set of validated competencies and performance statements, withsupporting explanation and data to inform and equip online learners with the critical attitudes, knowledge and skills for successful learning in online and/or blended learning settings. The work also enables online education providers (e.g., instructors, course designers, program administrators, scholars) to better understand learner needs in order to design and deliver online education products and services best suited to learners. Supplementing a large number of anecdotally-based “how to” books published for those engaged in online education, this volume offers a definitive set of 14 competencies and 75 performance statements (that demonstrate those competencies). Validated by systematic research and input from over 1,000 online users and providers worldwide, this work should impact the quality of learning and teaching at both the individual and organizational levels, involved in online education.
The purpose of this book is to serve as a guide for designing, developing, and teaching learner centered online courses and/or modules of instruction. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to online education. Chapter 2 provides information on the resources and support needed to teach and learn in an online environment. Chapter 3 provides information and considerations in regards to the online learner. Chapter 4 provides information on the domains of learning. Chapter 5 provides information on learning outcomes and instructional objectives. Chapter 6 provides information on online course interaction. Chapter 7 provides information pertaining to assessment and grading rubrics. Each chapter of the book includes an application exercise. This book will assist the reader in understanding the important factors in regards to online education. This book would also provide the foundational information, tools, and resource information needed to design, develop, and teach a learner centered online course or modules of instruction. This book would be a valuable resource for any educator interested in teaching online and for those who may already by teaching online. Educators in a variety of areas wishing to learn more about online teaching, course design, and course development could benefit from this book. This book could also serve as a text book for undergraduate and graduate courses related to online teaching, course design, and course development. This book could also serve as an administrative resource and guide for programs developing online courses and for faculty training and professional development purposes.
"This book gives a general coverage of learning management systems followed by a comparative analysis of the particular LMS products, review of technologies supporting different aspect of educational process, and, the best practices and methodologies for LMS-supported course delivery"--Provided by publisher.
New Student Literacies amid COVID-19 explores how institutions needed to defend teaching, learning, research and innovation, and implement transdisciplinary approaches to address such complexities together with wider knowledge sharing to unlock solutions.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has prompted educators to utilize online learning resources in order to comply with public health and social distancing mandates. The transition to virtual classrooms has created several opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders involved in the educational ecosystem. The ability of the classroom instructor to impart learning to students requires considerable adjustments from both students and teachers, which can be a new experience for educational professionals. Virtual and Classroom Learning in Higher Education serves as a handy guide for instructors to effective online teaching with a focus on higher education. The book presents reviews on different aspects of online teaching, distilling key findings in an easy to understand manner for the reader. It provides educators with knowledge which familiarizes them with online teaching models and concepts (such as micro-learning, synchronous and asynchronous learning, online pedagogy, dynamic learning experience and more). Chapters are contributed by experts in online learning and cover the topic from different angles, giving the reader a broad perspective on virtual classrooms. Virtual and Classroom Learning in Higher Education is an essential read for administrators and educators involved in higher education settings, and general readers who are interested in widening their view of the online teaching model.
As the paradigm of education in academia continues to shift towards more diversity and inclusion, educators need to consider incorporating a “both-and” mindset when designing relevant education models in adult education. In order to attain a cross-sector collaboration among diverse stakeholders, innovative education practice settings with instructional strategies that meet the learning needs of every student need to be evaluated and implemented. Competency-Based and Social-Situational Approaches for Facilitating Learning in Higher Education is a critical research resource that discusses project-based and social-situational instructional practices within community engagement as a method for educating adults. The approaches to designing and implementing learning activities show how to optimize community and business knowledge assets to collaboratively design and implement curricula in order to work toward social justice and community development. Divided into three sections, this publication provides extensive coverage on the design and delivery of academic programs, instructional approaches, and more, making it an ideal resource for professionals, adult education practitioners, faculty, administrators, community activists, researchers, and academicians.
Competencies in Organizational E-Learning: Concepts and Tools provides a comprehensive view of the way competencies can be used to drive organizational e-learning, including the main conceptual elements, competency gap analysis, advanced related computing topics, the application of semantic Web technologies, and the integration of competencies with current e-learning standards. Competencies in Organizational E-Learning: Concepts and Tools is the first book to address competencies as a key observable workplace behavior, driving learning and knowledge dissemination processes inside organizations. This book works as a guide for implementing or improving competency-based approaches to e-learning.
The Encyclopedia of Female Pioneers of Online Learning is the first volume to explore the lives and scholarship of women who have prominently advanced online learning. From its humble origins as distance education courses conducted via postal correspondence to today’s advances in the design and delivery of dynamic, technology-enhanced instruction, the ever-evolving field of online learning continues to be informed by the seminal research and institutional leadership of women. This landmark book details 30 preeminent female academics, including some of the first to create online courses, design learning management systems, research innovative topics such as discourse analysis or open resources, and speak explicitly about gender parity in the field. Offering comprehensive career profiles, original interviews, and research analyses, these chapters are illuminating on their own right while amounting to an essential combination of reference material and primary source.
Online education in nursing is an exciting, rapidly changing field. Keeping pace with these changes, this new edition includes everything an educator needs to know about developing an online learning environment. The book provides practical guidelines on using the Web to teach student nurses, train or retrain nurses, and certify competencies and skills. This updated edition also includes cutting-edge research on clinical education and training, consumer education, and blended learning, which integrates classroom and online teaching methods. Also included are current online resources, links, and references. Key Features: Provides guidelines on translating courses from the classroom to the online environment Includes three new chapters on Web-based learning theories and teaching with technology Guides instructors on how to build a community in an online environment Includes practical guidelines for student assessment and evaluation in online education As the most comprehensive and thorough guidebook on online nursing education, this book is an essential resource for nursing instructors looking to expand their knowledge of the Web, technology, and the online nursing environment."
"This book should be used by human resource managers, corporate educators, instructional designers, consultants and researchers who want to discover how people use virtual realities for corporate education"--Provided by publisher.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology examines information on leveraging the power of technology to support teaching and learning. While using innovative technology to educate individuals is certainly not a new topic, how it is approached, adapted, and used toward the services of achieving real gains in student performance is extremely pertinent. This two-volume encyclopedia explores such issues, focusing on core topics and issues that will retain relevance in the face of perpetually evolving devices, services, and specific techniques. As technology evolves and becomes even more low-cost, easy-to-use, and more accessible, the education sector will evolve alongside it. For instance, issues surrounding reasoning behind how one study has shown students retain information better in traditional print formats are a topic explored within the pages of this new encyclopedia. Features: A collection of 300-350 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in 2 volumes available in a choice of print or electronic formats. Entries, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross references and further readings. A detailed index, the Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. This reference encyclopedia is a reliable and precise source on educational technology and a must-have reference for all academic libraries.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
Learning strategies for critical thinking are a vital part of today’s curriculum as students have few additional opportunities to learn these skills outside of school environments. Therefore, it is essential that educators be given practical strategies for improving their critical thinking skills as well as methods to effectively provide critical thinking skills to their students. The Research Anthology on Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students is a vital reference source that helps to shift and advance the debate on how critical thinking should be taught and offers insights into the significance of critical thinking and its effective integration as a cornerstone of the educational system. Highlighting a range of topics such as discourse analysis, skill assessment and measurement, and critical analysis techniques, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for teachers/instructors, instructional designers, curriculum developers, education professionals, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and academicians.