Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors, 1st Edition

  • Jared Keengwe
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  • ISBN-10: 1522563237
  • ISBN-13: 9781522563235
  • DDC: 370.71
  • 511 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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To meet the dynamic academic demands of twenty-first century digital learners, many institutions of higher learning are offering more online classes than ever before that are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners. As such, a growing demand for online courses implies that participating institutions provide faculty with appropriate professional development programs to ensure the design and delivery of quality online courses. The Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors is a critical scholarly resource that highlights the issues, challenges, and online engagement experiences to enhance effective teaching and learning in this learning environment. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as media literacy, professional development, and virtual learning environments, this book is geared towards educational administrators, educators, and instructional designers interested in quality online instruction.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Understanding Online Learners' Media Literacy for Effective Training of Online Instructors.
2: Professional Development Course for Online Teaching and the Production and Use of Instructor-Produced Video.
3: Faculty Development for Online Teaching.
4: Blended Mentoring: Integrative Approach for Faculty Mentoring.
5: A Teacher Educator's Meaning Making From a Hybrid “Online Teaching Fellows” Professional Learning Experience: Toward Literacy Practices for Teaching and Learning in Multimodal Contexts.
6: Doctoral Student Involvement in Online Course Development: Collaboration on an Introduction to Special Education Course.
7: Access, Relevance, and Inclusivity: Assessing What Matters Most to Virtual Faculty.
8: Evolving Practice for Training Online Designers and Instructors.
9: Beyond Textbooks: Sources of Good Virtual Training.
10: Prove You Are Not a Dog: Fostering Social Presence in Online Learning.
11: Investigating Online Instructors' Experiences With Constructivist Pedagogy in a Private University.
12: Preparing Part-Time Instructors for Success in Online Course Development and Teaching.
13: Promising Practices in Online Training and Support: Microlearning and Personal Learning Environments to Promote a Growth Mindset in Learners.
14: Reflections on Best Practices for a Successful Online Doctoral Program.
15: Application of Virtual and Augmented Reality for Training and Mentoring of Higher Education Instructors.
16: Technology Meets Affect: Scaffolding Students' Socio-Emotional Needs Through Virtual Learning.
17: Managing Online Teaching Faculty: A Case Study and Review of Literature on Mentoring of Online Faculty.
18: Best Practices for Online Training and Support for Online Instructors.
19: Components of Student Support in Blended and Online Learning.
20: Designing and Delivering Online Professional Development Courses for Online Educators: Lessons From the iEARN Online Professional Development Courses.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.