ERIC Number: ED491878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-30
Creating Online Courses and Orientations: A Survival Guide
Bacon, Pamela S.; Bagwell, David
Media specialists, particularly in large urban high schools, often cannot meet the individual instructional needs of every student. This book outlines an online unit that helps media specialists ensure that every student receives valuable--and consistent--information literacy instruction. The book contains a ten-step orientation course created by author Pamela S. Bacon for her students. It includes reproducible worksheets, explicit instructions, modeling, and patterning necessary to create a similar online orientation program in any secondary school. In addition, the book provides a model and electronic templates on a Web companion site that will enable any school media specialist construct a customized online orientation. The Web component includes appendix materials, with instructional PowerPoint shows to use with staff and students. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Set Objectives and Goals; (2) Understand and Overcome the Barriers; (3) Read, Research and Resources; (4) View other Courses and Determine Format (Virtual Visits); (5) Instruction-Plan Activities, Develop Lessons, Decide on Course Content; (6) Visit Classrooms & Pilot Program (Promotion); (7) Adapt Unit to Meet Individual Needs-Differentiate!; (8) Listen to Feedback; (9) Look at Policies and Procedures; (10) Grading: Get a Plan!; (11) Unwrap the Standards; (12) Implement Online Course; (13) Data: What to Collect? What does it Mean?; and (14) Evaluate.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Orientation, Course Organization, Information Literacy, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A