Handbook of Research on Developing Engaging Online Courses, 1st Edition

  • Amy W. Thornburg
  • Dixie F. Abernathy
  • Rob J. Ceglie
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  • ISBN-10: 179982134X
  • ISBN-13: 9781799821342
  • DDC: 371.33
  • 428 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Online instruction is rapidly expanding the way professors think about and plan instruction. In addition, online instructional practices are expanding and changing as new tools and strategies are adopted. It is imperative that programs and institutions of higher education explore increased online options that align with best practices to develop effective and engaging online courses. The Handbook of Research on Developing Engaging Online Courses is an essential research publication that provides multiple perspectives on improving student engagement and success in online courses. This book includes topics focused on the online learner, online course content, and effective online instruction. The content contained within the title is ideal for curriculum developers, instructional designers, IT consultants, deans, chairs, teachers, administrators, academicians, researchers, 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.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
The Online Learner.
1: Who Are Today's College Students? Understanding the 21st Century Higher Education Digital Learner.
2: Engaging Marginalized Students in Online Courses: Engaging and Strategic.
3: Understanding Self-Regulated Learning and Its Importance in Online Learning.
4: Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies That Promote Self-Regulated Learning in Online Environments.
5: Lessons From the Other Side of the Computer: Student Perceptions of Effective Online Instruction.
Emergent Tools in Online Learning.
6: Emerging Instructional Design and Strategies for Online Courses.
7: Teaching Life Writing Online: Creative Approaches to The Value of Discussions, Creative Blog Posts, Final Projects, and Real-Time Video Interaction.
8: Developing Asynchronous Online Discussion Boardsto Increase Student Engagement and Learning.
9: The Use of Video as a Tool for Building Reflective Educators.
10: Enhancing Student Engagement Online: Creative Pedagogy in the Digital World.
11: Standardizing Organizational Tools in the LMS for Your Digital Learning Course.
12: Facilitating Student Learning Through Multisensory Tools That Engage and Foster Collaboration.
13: Playful Pedagogy: Using Humor to Increase Social Interaction Online.
Designing Effectie Online Learning Opportunities.
14: Theory and Application in the Design and Delivery of Engaging Online Courses: Four Key Principles That Drive Student and Instructor Engagement and Success.
15: Enhancing Social Presence in Online Courses: Facilitation Strategies and Best Practices.
16: Going Digital: How Teacher Immediacy Can Help Reluctant Teachers Embrace Online Learning.
17: Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for Optimal Student Engagement in the Online College Classroom.
18: Designing and Teaching for Student Engagement in Online Courses Through UDL.
19: Demystifying the Online Program Development Process: A Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia.
20: Surviving Learning and Teaching Online: Using High-Impact Practices to Enhance Instructional Strategies.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.