ERIC Number: ED523443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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Teaching the Humanities Online: A Practical Guide to the Virtual Classroom
Hoffman, Steven J., Ed.
M.E. Sharpe Inc
This practical guide is essential for anyone new to or intimidated by online instruction. It distills the wisdom of veteran instructors and program directors who have successfully navigated the transition from face-to-face classroom teaching to the online learning environment. Chapters cover all the bases from skills assessment to instructional technology basics to pedagogical strategies. The focus throughout is on minimizing distance and distress (especially for the technology-shy) and maximizing creative adaptations to the new possibilities that open up for humanities instructors and their students in the digital world. An introduction, "The Future Is Now," by Steven J. Hoffman and an index are included. Also included are the following chapters: (1) Before We Begin: Preparing to Teach Online (Khadijah O. Miller ); (2) Reducing Distance in Online Classes (Lisa M. Lane); (3) Using Electronic Courseware: Lessons for Educators (Sharmila Pixy Ferris and Maureen C. Minielli); (4) Making Course Management Systems Work (Lisa M. Lane); (5) Blended Classrooms: Hybridity, Social Capital, and Online Learning (Peter Sands); (6) Facilitating Interaction in the Online Environment (Michelle Kilburn); (7) Using Social Networking Applications in Online Teaching (Allen C. Gathman and Mary Harriet Talbut); (8) Redirecting Discussion: Challenges Related to the Social Aspects of Online Educational Environments (Melanie L. Buffington); (9) Easier Than It Looks: Using Web Resources in the Humanities (Daryl E. Fridley); (10) Assessing Student Learning Online (Martha Henckell); (11) Creating an Environment of Faculty Involvement (Steven J. Hoffman); and (12) If the Future Is Now, What Is Next? Five Trends Affecting the Future of Online Education (David J. Staley).
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Humanities, Distance Education, Humanities Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Student Evaluation, Educational Strategies, Computer Attitudes, Courseware, Integrated Learning Systems, Social Capital, Blended Learning, Interaction, Internet, Educational Trends
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