Online learning : strategies for K-12 teachers
- Journell, Wayne.
- Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 
- Physical description
- xv, 121 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-121).
- Foreword, by Tina L. Heafner Preface Online Learning in Secondary Education: Proceeding With Caution Why Secondary Teachers Should Consider Online Education My Motivation for Writing This Book Structure of the Book Introduction A (Brief) History of Distance Education in the United States Online Learning in American Higher Education Who Takes Online Courses in Higher Education, and How Have They Fared? Where Did K-12 Online Learning Come From? What We Currently Know About K-12 Online Learning What Can We Learn From Research on K-12 Online Education? Summary Chapter One: Creating a Proper Infrastructure for Online Learning Making the Move Online How to Choose Which Courses Are Best Suited for Online Learning Providing Students With Choices and Helping Ensure Their Success Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Communication Choosing a Learning Management System Additional Infrastructure Issues Related to Online Courses Summary Chapter Two: Course Development How to Create a Solid Course Structure Establishing Effective Instructional Design in Online Courses Summary Chapter Three: Assessing Student Learning Online How to Maximize the Power of the Internet Tips for Creating Reliable and Accessible Assessments Creating a Course Calendar for Assignments Effective Online Assessments Tips for Staying Organized While Grading Providing Feedback Online Summary Chapter Four: Building Community in Online Courses Teacher and Student Perceptions of Social Interaction Online Strategies for Building Classroom Community Fostering Relationships Between Teachers and Students Summary Chapter Five: Creating Substantive Asynchronous Discussions A Case Study of Asynchronous Communication in a K-12 Online Course Factors Leading to Unproductive Discussions Lessons Learned Summary Chapter Six: Where Do We Go From Here? The Importance of Online Professional Development Creating Online Learning For All Addressing Technological Inequities Final Thoughts References.
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- Publisher's Summary
- As online learning continues to become more prominent in K-12 education, it will be important that teachers are knowledgeable about both the potential of online learning and the challenges associated with moving curricula online. This book, written by a former secondary online teacher who now teaches online instructional methods to practicing K-12 teachers, addresses those challenges and offers practical, research-based approaches to creating successful online learning experiences. Both novice and experienced K-12 teachers will benefit from the author's strategies for creating engaging, learner-centered instruction in an online format. This book is unique from other practitioner-oriented books on online learning in that it focuses exclusively on adolescents' experiences with online instruction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Wayne Journell.