Handbook of Research on Creating Meaningful Experiences in Online Courses, 1st Edition

  • Lydia Kyei-Blankson
  • Esther Ntuli
  • Joseph Blankson
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  • ISBN-10: 1799801160
  • ISBN-13: 9781799801160
  • DDC: 378.1
  • 355 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released July 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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While online courses are said to be beneficial and many reputable brick and mortar higher education institutions are now offering undergraduate and graduate programs online, there is still ongoing debate on issues related to credibility and acceptability. There is some reluctance to teach online and to admit and hire students who have enrolled in online programs. Given these concerns, it is essential that educators in online communities continue to share the significant learning experiences and outcomes that occur in online classrooms and highlight pedagogical practices used by online instructors to make their courses and programs comparable to those offered face-to-face. The Handbook of Research on Creating Meaningful Experiences in Online Courses is a comprehensive research book that examines the quality of courses in higher education that are offered exclusively online and details strategies and practices used by online instructors to create meaningful teaching and learning experiences in online courses. Featuring a range of topics such as gamification, professional development, and learning outcomes, this book is ideal for academicians, researchers, educators, administrators, instructional designers, curriculum developers, higher education faculty, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Preparing Faculty to Offer Meaningful Experiences.
1: Faculty Professional Development in Creating Significant Teaching and Learning Experiences Online.
2: Closing the Distance in Distance Learning.
3: Comprehensive Faculty Development: An Innovative Approach in Online Education.
4: Faculty Professional Development in Creating Significant Teaching and Learning Experiences Online.
5: Flexible Higher Education Through Swayam.
Designing Online Courses for Meaningful Learning Experiences.
6: The Transition From Teaching F2F to Online.
7: Online Education Past Current, and Future.
8: Quality Assurance: Breaking Through the Online Learning Plateau.
Fostering Faculty-Student and Student-Student Interactions.
9: The Effect of Membership in an Online Cohort Major on Baccalaureate Degree Completion.
10: Relationships in Online Learning Experiences: Identifying and Creating Positive Relationships in Online Learning.
11: A Framework for Student Engagement: Strategies for Faculty Teaching Online.
Considering Power, Privilege, and Inclusion in Online Courses.
12: Intentionally Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Climate in the Online Learning Classroom.
13: Strategies for Efficient, Meaningful, and Inclusive It's About Time.
14: Universal Design for Learning Enables Significant Learning in Digital Courses.
Student Outcomes and Experiences.
15: Expectations, Experiences, and Preferences of Students in a Dual Mode Program: A Thematic Analysis.
16: Supporting the Spiritual Experience in Online Faith-Based Education.
17: The Effectiveness of Gamification on Student Engagement, Learning Outcomes, and Learning Experiences.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.