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ERIC Number: ED499836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8711-7376-8
A Fieldbook for Community College Online Instructors
Farnsworth, Kent; Bevis, Teresa Brawner
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3)
In this practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive guide, two experienced online instructors explain the history and methodology of distance learning and cover everything an online instructor needs to know--from designing a course, to using technology, to assessing students and more. Throughout the book, the authors demonstrate how to use Web-based instruction to motivate students and produce exciting learning outcomes and offer teaching tips from seasoned online instructors, Internet resources, and numerous sample teaching materials. A must-have primer for instructors already teaching online, as well as those interested in pursuing online teaching. Following an introduction, the book contains 14 chapters: (1) A Brief History of Distance Education; (2) Distance Education Now; (3) The Community College Student; (4) Online Orientation; (5) Who Should Teach Online--and Who Shouldn't; (6) Laying the Groundwork; (7) Managing Your Course and Time; (8) Facilitating Discussion and Collaborative Exercises; (9) Bells and Whistles; (10) Getting Acquainted With Platforms; (11) In Loco Parentis Online; (12) Encouraging Independent Work and Addressing Academic Dishonesty; (13) Knowing the Law and Following It; and (14) Hybrids and Learning Communities. A glossary and an index are also included. Appended are: (1) Sample Materials for Online Instructors; and (2) Quality Indicators for Community College Online Programs. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A