ERIC Number: ED432316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Teaching at a Distance: A Handbook for Instructors.
Boaz, Mary; Elliott, Betty; Foshee, Don; Hardy, Darcy; Jarmon, Carolyn; Olcott, Don, Jr.
This handbook introduces some fundamental ideas on designing, implementing, and facilitating a distance learning course. It offers specific strategies for topics ranging from choosing delivery technologies to encouraging collaboration among scattered distance-learning students to testing and other evaluation methodologies. The book is broken down into seven chapters. Chapter 1 discusses strategies for developing an effective distance learning experience. Chapter 2 covers new learning environments and instructional technologies. Chapter 3 offers information on advantages and limitations of different distance education technologies. Chapter 4 provides an introductory discussion of communication issues related to teaching at a distance as well as of factors related to enhancing interaction in distance learning environments. Chapter 5 covers a basic design structure adapted to the needs of instructors working with students at a distance. Chapter 6 is organized around testing and assessment in distance learning. Chapter 7 offers a profile of the distance learning model of one innovative and experienced community college. Contains 51 references, a list of related Web sites, and a glossary of terms. (AMA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.
Note: Jointly published with Archipelago, a division of Harcourt Brace & Co.