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Online Teaching in the Digital Age

Online Teaching in the Digital Age

January 2012 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Online Teaching is a manual for instructors whose classroom resides online. The unprecedented explosion of online learning courses has resulted in increased demands for online teachers, and regular classroom teachers are often asked to teach in an online environment, whether they are prepared or not. This book is a unique text, one for teachers written by experienced teachers. It will function as a general reference guide and how to manual, encouraging new and experienced instructors to explore the vast variety of resources available to create and/or enhance their online teaching experience. It will present practical material in an approachable manner, allowing a larger audience to be reached. Teachers will come away from reading this book with a new confidence in how to utilize technology to enhance student learning.
Chapter 1: The Virtual Classroom: A Dynamic Learning Environment
Chapter 2: Establishing Your Web Presence: The Learning Management System and Course Webpages
Chapter 3: Web 2.0: A World Wide Web of Options
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Course Format and Features
Chapter 5: Planning Future Semesters
Appendix I: Sample Asynchronous Course Syllabus and Schedule
Appendix II: Sample Synchronous Course Syllabus and Schedule
Appendix III: Internet Etiquette Guidelines

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Pat Swenson

Pat Swenson holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College and a Master’s Degree in English from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she currently teaches English and Humanities. During her 20-year tenure at CSUN, she has developed and maintained a comprehensive website providing online resources for K–12 educators. She also served as both webmaster for the Humanities Program and as faculty representative on the Educational Technology Committee. Her efforts on the Committee culminated in securing online course offerings in the English Department. The recipient of numerous educational grants,... More About Author

Nancy A. Taylor

Nancy A. Taylor holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she currently teaches English and Humanities. For the past 15 years, she has taught traditional and online courses and has served on the English Department Educational Technology Committee. She has been awarded numerous educational grants related to the integration or improvement of online technology as it relates to learning and curriculum, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of pilot programs and expanding the functionality and applicability of educational websites. She has also served as a... More About Author

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