New Resource Books Available

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 (Around 10 years ago)

The Faculty Development Resource Center has 3 new resource books available for all faculty to check out and use.

1) 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups: Essentials of Web-Based Education by Donald E Hanna, Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, and Simone Conceicao-Runiee.

From experienced educators comes this comprehensive collection of strategies for teaching effectively online. Beginning with pre-instruction preparation and progressing through actual online teaching, this book will help you feel more comfortable and competent heading into an online course, whether you’re a new instructor or an experienced professor. The authors dispel popular myths in online education and anticipate the potential problems you might face teaching in the online medium. They also advise you on how to set up and implement your online course, and make the course discussions as interactive as those you have in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting. If you’re involved in web-based education or if you’re about to be, this book will become one of your most trusted references.

2) Essential Elements: Prepare, Design, and Teach Your Online Course by Bonnie Elbaum, Cynthia McIntyre, and Alese Smith

This book will show you how to create and teach a successful online course. There are just seventeen “basic, indispensable, necessary” parts that make up a successful high-quality online course. This book describes these Essential Elements for your students. With tips addressing everything form technology to student assessments, from online community building to collabortative teaming, and from scheduling and pacing to facilitating online discussions, the virtual classroom is completely covered. This book is presented in three sections: prepare, design, and teach and will take you from the starting gate to the finish line.

3) Facilitating Online Learning: Effective Strategies for Moderators by George Collison, Bonnie Elbaum, Sarah Haavind, and Robert Rinker

This book is aimed specifically at new or relatively new facilitators of online education or training courses. The book’s authors guide you in learning the ground-breaking techniques and skills necessary to effectively facilitate online dialoque, community, and ultimately, education.

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