ERIC Number: ED555567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 300
Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education
Kirstein, Kurt D., Ed.; Hinrichs, Judy M., Ed.; Olswang, Steven G., Ed.
In the evolving world of higher education, both online and in the classroom, the discovery and integration of effective new practices is crucial in preparing today's growing number of adult students for tomorrow's dynamic and evolving workplace and to meet the educational demands of busy adult students. In "Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education," the three editors have collected and edited the experiences of twenty-six instructors or teams of instructors from a small, private, not-for-profit university in the Pacific Northwest. This collection was created to enable university instructors everywhere to learn from these classroom and online experiences. Presented in three parts, the book addresses authentic instructional strategies, online course delivery, and perspectives in teaching and learning. Part One introduces methods of authentic instruction. Part Two taps into the university's pioneering role in online education to shed new light on its design and delivery. Part Three addresses emerging themes in educational assessment and program revision. With the guiding principle that experience is the best teacher, this collection of essays aims to be an innovative compendium of practices that are both state-of-the-art and field-tested.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Adult Students, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, College Role, Educational Assessment, Instructional Innovation, Constructivism (Learning), Service Learning, Lifelong Learning, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Inquiry, Best Practices, Case Studies, Heuristics, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Information Literacy, Videoconferencing, Graduate Study, Psychology, Sustainability
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A