ERIC Number: ED474182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Virtual Student. A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Palloff, Rena M.; Pratt, Keith
This book provides information for online educators working with students in higher education and training settings. It offers an overview of the key issues of learning online and a guide to working with online students. There are 11 chapters in two parts. Part 1, "A Profile of the Virtual Students," includes: (1) "Who is the Virtual Student?"; (2) "The Student Side of Online Learning Communities; (3) "Learning Styles"; (4) "Gender, Culture, Lifestyle, and Geography"; and (5) "What the Virtual Student Needs." Part 2, "A Guide to Working with the Virtual Student: Issues, Concerns, and Strategies," includes (6) "Designing a Good Student Orientation"; (7) "Time and Commitment"; (8) "Assessment and Evaluation"; (9) "Legal Issues and the Virtual Student"; (10) "Attrition, Retention, and Group Size"; and (11) "Becoming Truly Learner-Focused: Best Practices in Online Teaching." A final section offers faculty and student resources. (Contains 82 references, 12 tables, 12 exhibits, and 3 figures.) (SM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Differences, Distance Education, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Life Style, Online Courses, Orientation, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Time Management
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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