The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips
Essential reading for online instructors, updated to cover new and emerging issues and technologies The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides a robust overview of theory-based techniques for teaching online or technology-enhanced courses. Covering all aspects of online teaching, this book reviews the latest research in cognitive processing and related learning outcomes while retaining a focus on the practical. A simple framework of instructional strategies mapped across a four-phase timeline provides a concrete starting point for both new online teachers and experienced teachers designing or revamping an online course. Essential technologies are explored in their basic and expanded forms, and traditional pedagogy serves as the foundation for tips and practices customized for online learning. The tips cover course management, social presence, community building, integration of new technologies, discussion and questioning techniques, assessment, and debriefing, along with new coverage of intensive or accelerated courses, customizing learning strategies, developing expertise, advanced course design, and assessment techniques exclusive to this new second edition. The theory and techniques of successful online teaching can be significantly different from those used face-to-face. With more and more classes being offered online, this book provides a valuable resource for taking your course to the next level. Understand the technology used in online teaching Learn specialized pedagogical tips and practices Examine new research on cognition and learning Adopt a clear framework of instructional strategies The explosion of online learning has created a demand for great online teachers. Increasingly, faculty who normally teach face-to-face are being asked to cover online courses--yet comprehensive pedagogical resources are scarce. The learning curve is huge, and faculty need a practical approach to course design and management that can be quickly and easily implemented. The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides that essential resource, with a customizable framework and deeper exploration of effective online teaching.
From the Back Cover The Educator-Preferred Guide to Online Instruction--Updated to Put You Ahead of the Curve The Online Teaching Survival Guide, Second Edition enables you to customize both online and blended courses by applying practical instructional strategies mapped across a four-phase timeline designed with recognized learning theory and brain science. This edition features new material on teaching intensive and accelerated courses, additional ways to customize learning strategies and assess student mastery, as well as guidance on advanced course design. Create highly relevant and rewarding learning experiences with this intuitive, empirical guide. Praise for The Online Teaching Survival Guide, Second Edition Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad have improved upon their first edition with updated strategies, techniques, and guidance for online teaching success! Building upon a solid theoretical framework and informed through practice, this edition masterfully constructs an approach for preparing, delivering, and assessing an effective online teaching experience. A valuable resource for novice and seasoned instructors alike! --Lawrence C. Ragan, codirector of The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) and The Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), Penn State University Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad's book is grounded in research and includes several online teaching best practices. An excellent resource and a great complement to our faculty development workshops offered at San Antonio College. --Usha Venkat, director of Information Technology, San Antonio College As a higher education professor of online teaching for over a decade, I consider The Online Teaching Survival Guide an essential resource for both new and experienced educators. Based on sound pedagogy principles and evidence-based research, the book goes from theory to practical application for every phase of online teaching. --Arlene N. Hayne, nurse educator and consultant As a new online instructor, Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad's book provided the best pedagogical practices for the online environment and made the process enjoyable and simple to follow. I highly recommend anyone teaching online for the first time to read it. --Charlie Young, instructional designer, San Antonio College