The Tools for Successful Online Teaching, 1st Edition

  • Lisa Dawley
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  • ISBN-10: 1591409586
  • ISBN-13: 9781591409588
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 244 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Online education continues to grow exponentially, and the majority of universities now offer online courses. However, 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.

The Tools for Successful Online Teaching introduces teachers to the tools of the learning management system (LMS), or the online learning environment. These tools, including chat, threaded discussion, e-mail, surveys, exam builders, and more, are explored to show the strengths and weaknesses of each tool. Multiple examples of objectives and activities are provided to instill a deep understanding, and the reader will gain a long-term ability to create a unique curriculum.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Tools for Successful Online Teaching: Table of Contents.
1: Online Teaching Today and Tomorrow.
2: Content Areas: Syllabus, Notes, Lesson Plans, and Documents.
3: E-Mail.
4: Discussion Forums.
5: Small Group Learning.
6: Chat and Instant Messaging.
7: Audio/Video Conferencing and Whiteboard.
8: Assessment and Survey Tools.
9: Blogs and Wikis.
10: Learning to Use Multiple Tools.
About the Author.