Just in Time — The Third Edition of the Online Teaching Survival Guide

A timely update to the best-selling, practical, and comprehensive guide to online teaching   Great news for everyone working on updating or redesigning a course for online teaching and learning, this updated edition is now available. This edition retains the structure of the earlier two editions, but refreshes and updates the over 65 tips, adds new tips on critical thinking, gamification, universal design and a whole new chapter on flexible online synchronous design and teaching.  The new zooming, videoconferencing mode raises many questions, the most frequent is how do we engage learners in this online synchronous mode. Building on the constructivists' theories of how we learn, the tips in Chapters 6 to 11 provide almost boundless number of ideas for engaging learners by leveraging learner curiosity and providing choice, independence and…
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Help in Quickly Moving Online

Transitioning from teaching face-to-face to online teaching usually takes time, planning and ideally, help from instructional designers. Depending on faculty experience with course management systems and discussion forums and video conferencing tools, it is not unusual for preparation to take from 20 to 60 hours. Faculty being directed to move online spontaneously can experience a great deal of stress, anxiety and trepidation. To help with this unanticipated transition, cancelling other types of faculty responsibilities for a few weeks can help. For getting started, this tip on Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online might be helpful. Also check out other tips in the Library of eCoaching Tips or the The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips that organizes and updates all the tips. It is also available at…
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