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The Power of eLearning The Essential Guide for Teaching in the Digital Age,9780205375646

The Power of eLearning The Essential Guide for Teaching in the Digital Age

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 10/6/2004
Publisher(s): Pearson
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What people are saying about The Power of eLearning... "" Concise, clear and comprehensive are three words to describe this text. It begins with the most important component in elearning-Pedagogy. I plan to incorporate this text in our faculty development program for university faculty. The author has struck a perfect balance of addressing the needs of the instructor and the needs of the students when designing and implementing elearning!" " --Dr. Phyllis Self, Vice Provost for Academic Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University "" An absolute must-have for teachers, lecturers, and instructors... This is a most comprehensive look into providing and evaluating elearning." " --Dr. Demetra Katsifli, Head of Academic ICT Services, Kingston University, UK "" In the same comprehensive and accessible style that Dr. Waterhouse employs in her hands-on workshops, The Power of eLearning provides practical guidance for faculty and administrators at all points along the elearning continuum." " --Dr. Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail, Dean of Effat College, Saudi Arabia "" If you purchase the book for nothing other than the end of chapter URLs and references, your money will be well spent." " --Ms. Sheryl R. Abshire, Administrative Coordinator of Technology, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Louisiana Dr. Shirley Waterhouse is the Director of Educational Technology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), the world's leading aviation/aerospace educational institution. While a professor in the ERAU Department of Computer Science, she won the outstanding teaching award, bestowed by graduating seniors, eleven out offourteen semesters. She currently teaches a graduate course at ERAU on elearning pedagogy. As an international consultant focusing on elearning pedagogy and elearning strategic planning, she has conducted hundreds of workshops for

Table of Contents

Preface xv
PART I PEDAGOGY AND PLANNING 1(70)
CHAPTER ONE eLearning Fundamentals
3(27)
BASIC ELEARNING CONCEPTS
3(2)
Pedagogy, Andragogy, and eLearning Pedagogy
4(1)
Some Terms Relevant to eLearning Pedagogy
4(1)
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND COURSESITES
5(4)
Rising Popularity of LMS Software
7(1)
LMS Functionality
8(1)
Example Uses of LMS Functionality
9(1)
ELEARNING'S POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE TEACHING AND LEARNING
9(10)
eLearning Facilitates Student-Centered Learning
10(1)
eLearning Facilitates Anytime-Anyplace Learning
10(1)
eLearning Facilitates Student Interaction with Course Content
11(1)
eLearning Facilitates and Promotes Communication and Collaboration
12(1)
eLearning Makes Course Administration Easier
13(1)
eLearning Helps Track Students' Time on Task
13(1)
eLeaming Can Reduce the Cost of Delivering Instruction
14(2)
eLearning Adds a Worldwide Dimension to Courses
16(1)
Online Learning Exemplars
17(2)
MAJOR ELEARNING CHALLENGES
19(4)
Technology Challenges
19(1)
Instructor Challenges
20(2)
Effectiveness Challenges
22(1)
SIX STEPS FOR GETTING STARTED
23(7)
Step One-Ask Yourself Why
23(1)
Step Two-Make a Commitment
24(1)
Step Three-Develop a New Vision for Your Course and How You Teach
24(1)
Step Four-Determine the Resources Available to You
25(1)
Step Five-Acquire New Technology Skills and Develop New Instructional Methods
25(1)
Step Six-Plan
26(4)
CHAPTER TWO eLearning Pedagogy
30(18)
THREE NOTED PEDAGOGICAL WORKS RELATED TO ELEARNING
30(7)
The Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
31(2)
Bloom's Taxonomy of Intellectual Behaviors
33(1)
Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction
34(3)
STUDENT-CENTERED INSTRUCTION AND ELEARNING
37(7)
The Lecture Delivery Format Is Revised
39(1)
The Instructor Becomes a Facilitator
40(1)
Learning Styles Are Addressed
40(2)
Students Are Provided Choices
42(1)
Web-Based Interaction with Content Is Implemented
42(1)
Student Communication and Collaboration Are Increased
43(1)
Problem-Based Learning Is Implemented
43(1)
Self-Assessment Is Used as a Learning Activity
43(1)
Portfolio Assessment Is Implemented
43(1)
TERMS TO DESCRIBE ELEARNING DELIVERY MODES
44(4)
Distance Learning
44(1)
Online Learning
44(1)
Hybrid eLearning Delivery Mode
45(1)
Synchronous versus Asynchronous Learning and Communications
45(3)
CHAPTER THREE The eLearning Planning Process
48(23)
THE IMPORTANCE OF ELEARNING PLANNING
48(2)
THE VPODDDA COURSE INSTRUCTION CYCLE
50(2)
Vision Phase
50(1)
Profile Phase
50(1)
Objectives Phase
51(1)
Design Phase
51(1)
Development Phase
51(1)
Delivery Phase
51(1)
Assessment Phase
52(1)
THE VPODD ELEARNING PLANNING MODEL
52(12)
Vision Planning Phase
53(1)
Profile Planning Phase
54(4)
Objectives Planning Phase
58(2)
Design and Development Planning Phases
60(4)
ITERATIVE REFINEMENT
64(2)
REUSABLE ELEARNING RESOURCES
66(5)
PART II TOOLS AND RESOURCES 71(114)
CHAPTER FOUR eLearning Tools
73(24)
LMS FUNCTIONALITY
73(11)
One-Way Communication Tools
73(6)
Two-Way Communication Tools
79(3)
Organizational Tools
82(2)
ELEARNING RESOURCE ACCESS PROBLEMS
84(4)
Incompatible File Formats
85(1)
Long Download Times
86(2)
OTHER TOOLS FOR CREATING OR ACCESSING ELEARNING RESOURCES
88(9)
Tools for Creating eLearning Resources
88(2)
Resource Access Tools
90(7)
CHAPTER FIVE One-Way Communication: Distributing Information Electronically
97(23)
ELECTRONIC VERSUS PAPER DISTRIBUTION
97(1)
FOUR CATEGORIES OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION
98(1)
Textual Information
98(1)
Presentation Graphics Slide Shows
98(1)
Spreadsheets and Databases
99(1)
Multimedia Objects
99(1)
ANNOUNCEMENTS
99(1)
Uses of Announcements
99(1)
Formatting Announcements
100(1)
DOCUMENT DESIGN
100(8)
Chunk Information
102(1)
Use White Space, Bulleted Lists, and Text Attributes to Simplify Textual Display
102(1)
Use URL Links Appropriately
102(1)
Use Text Links within Documents
103(4)
Address User Viewing Preferences
107(1)
Require Standard File Formats
107(1)
Summary of Document Design Techniques
107(1)
DESIGNING PRESENTATION GRAPHICS SLIDE SHOWS
108(2)
Brevity: The Six-by-Six Rule
109(1)
Use Special Effects and URL Links Sparingly
109(1)
Control File Sizes to Minimize Download Times
110(1)
Summary of Slide Show Design Techniques
110(1)
AN OVERVIEW OF MULTIMEDIA
110(10)
Images
111(2)
Animations
113(1)
Audio and Video
114(1)
Dealing with Large Audio and Video Files
115(5)
CHAPTER SIX Two-Way Communication: Electronic Discussions
120(22)
OVERVIEW OF ELECTRONIC DISCUSSIONS
120(7)
Types of Discussions
121(1)
Benefits of Discussions
122(2)
Disadvantages of Discussions
124(2)
Netiquette, Emoticons, and Acronyms
126(1)
PLANNING AND ADMINISTERING DISCUSSIONS
127(7)
Generic Planning Considerations
127(4)
Guidelines for Student Participation in Discussions
131(1)
Facilitating Discussions
132(2)
CATEGORIES OF DISCUSSION TOPICS
134(8)
Discussions to Promote Critical Thinking
134(1)
Brainstorming Discussions
134(1)
Discussions to Summarize and Clarify
135(1)
New Topics Discussions
135(1)
Water Fountain Discussions
136(1)
Get Help/Online Tutoring Discussions
136(1)
Private Consultation Discussions
137(1)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Discussions
137(1)
Homework Discussions
138(1)
Guest Speakers Discussions
138(1)
Mentoring Discussions
138(1)
Field Experience Discussions
139(1)
Small Group Meeting Discussions
139(1)
Discussions to Reinforce Foreign Language Skills
139(1)
Discussions to Quiz Students
139(1)
Role-Playing Discussions
139(3)
CHAPTER SEVEN External Resources
142(24)
EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
142(10)
Virtual Experiments
143(1)
Online Expeditions
144(1)
Online Museums
145(2)
Online Periodicals
147(1)
Textbook Supplements
148(1)
Miscellaneous Liberal Arts Learning Resources
149(3)
EXAMPLES OF DIGITAL LIBRARY RESOURCES
152(4)
General-Purpose Digital Libraries
153(1)
Specialized Digital Libraries
154(1)
Online Periodical Collections
154(1)
Ebook Collections
155(1)
WEB RESEARCH
156(3)
The Role of Librarians in Web Research
156(1)
Search Engines
157(1)
Evaluating the Quality of Websites
158(1)
DESIGNING WEB RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS
159(7)
Coordinate Assignments with Learning Content
161(1)
Design Thought-Provoking Assignments
161(1)
Provide Specific Assignment Instructions
162(1)
Address Student Workloads
162(4)
CHAPTER EIGHT Coursesite Design and Maintenance
166(19)
COURSESITE ARCHITECTURE
166(6)
Characteristics of an Effective Architecture
167(1)
Two Alternative Architectures
167(3)
Objectivist versus Constructivist Architectures
170(2)
COURSESITE ACCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
172(4)
Voluntary Compliance with Federal Law
173(1)
How to Accommodate Special Needs
174(1)
Assistive Technologies
175(1)
Checking Websites for Disabilities Access Compliance
175(1)
Summary
176(1)
EVALUATING COURSESITE USABILITY
176(2)
FILE MAINTENANCE
178(9)
System Administrator Policies
178(1)
Course Resource File Backups
178(1)
Backing Up Other Files
179(2)
Student Assignments
181(4)
PART III COURSE MANAGEMENT 185(70)
CHAPTER NINE Intellectual Property Rights and Course Policies
187(20)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
187(8)
eLearning Implications of Copyright Law
188(1)
Respecting Copyright Law: Fair Use Guidelines
188(2)
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
190(5)
COURSE POLICIES
195(12)
eLearning Policies in the Course Syllabus
196(1)
Student Privacy Policies
196(1)
Intellectual Property Rights Policies
197(1)
Email Policies
198(1)
Discussion Policies
199(1)
Assignment Policies
199(2)
Getting Technical Help Policies
201(1)
Student Code of Conduct Policies
202(5)
CHAPTER TEN Course Delivery
207(30)
GETTING A GOOD START
207(10)
Technology Check
207(3)
Student Orientation
210(3)
Profile Students
213(2)
Conduct Getting-Acquainted Activities
215(2)
MANAGING STUDENTS
217(10)
Motivating Students
217(1)
Obtaining Student Feedback
218(4)
Giving Students Feedback
222(1)
Processing Assignments
223(2)
Dealing with Difficult Students
225(2)
MANAGING ONLINE TEAM PROJECTS
227(10)
Advantages of Online Team Collaborations
227(1)
Technology Tools to Facilitate Online Team Collaborations
228(1)
Promoting Successful Team Collaborations
229(8)
CHAPTER ELEVEN eLearning Assessment
237(18)
ASSESSING STUDENT PERFORMANCE
237(8)
Testing
238(1)
Portfolio Assessment
238(1)
Student Participation
239(1)
Self- and Peer Evaluation
240(2)
Encouraging Student Integrity
242(3)
ASSESSING COURSE AND COURSESITE EFFECTIVENESS
245(3)
Student Feedback
245(3)
Peer Evaluation
248(1)
ASSESSING ELEARNING VERSUS TRADITIONAL LEARNING
248(7)
Index 255

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