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Teach Beyond Your Reach : An Instructor's Guide to Developing and Running Successful Distance Learning Classes, Workshops, Training Sessions, and More.

Author/Creator:
Neidorf, Robin.
Publication:
Medford : Information Today, Inc., 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (225 pages)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Distance education.
Teacher-student relationships.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Taking a practical, curriculum-focused approach, this guide for both new and experienced distance educators allows them to develop and deliver quality courses and training sessions. Providing practices and examples, and surveying the tools of the trade, this fully updated and revised edition covers key issues including instructional design, course craft, adult learning styles, student-teacher interaction, and strategies for building a community of learners. Discussing how distance learning enables students of all kinds to earn college and graduate degrees, professional certificates, and a wide range of skills and credentials, this book details the rapidly expanding role of distance learning in higher education and the types of organizations that now offer Web-based training courses and teleseminars to their employees, clients, and other associates.
Contents:
Cover
Copyright
Contents
Acknowledgments
About the Website
Introduction: Those Who Can, Teach
Becoming a Teacher
Why Write This Book?
My Experiences With Distance Learning
But What Exactly Is Distance Learning?
Who Should Read This Book?
How This Book Is Organized
Content Overview: It's All About Interaction
Those Who Can, Teach … Beyond Their Reach
Chapter 1: New Tools of the Trade
Who Chooses Your Tools?
Common Distance Learning Platforms
Effective Educational Components
Flexible Combinations: Blended Learning
Right Tool, Right Place: A Few Sample Approaches
A View to the Future
Chapter 2: What to Expect When You're Expecting Students
Understanding Adult Learners
Attitudes Toward Education
Learning Styles
Generational Differences
The End-Game: Motivation and Learner-Centered Experiences
Adult Learners Need …
Now Let's Build a Course
Chapter 3: Content, Part I: Instructional Design
What Is Instructional Design?
General Instructional Design Principles
Distance Learning Design Particulars
Putting the "Process" in the Design Process
Crafting a Topic Syllabus
Chapter 4: Content, Part II: Development
Get It in Writing
Where to Begin?
A Quick Peek at the End Result
Activities First
Core Content Development
Build on Core Content With Discussion and Activities
Instructional Events
Challenges Unique to Distance Instruction
Special Considerations for Digital Platforms
Take a Deep Breath and Jump
Beta Testing
Budgeting Time
Chapter 5: Time to Go to Class
Strive for Predictability
Be Prepared
Plan for the Inevitable
Train the Students to Your Expectations
Be Responsive
Hold Office Hours
Foster Dialogue
Repeat Yourself
Provide Timely Feedback
Model Your Expectations
Manage Conflict.
Be Resourceful
Create Culture
Best Practices for Asynchronous Classrooms
Best Practices for Synchronous Classrooms
Beyond the Classroom: Accept Feedback
Easy Does It-and Enjoy!
Chapter 6: Individual Learners
It's All About Them
Getting to Know You
Being Proactive and Reactive
Enabling Customization
Motivating Your Students
Being Resourceful
Providing Feedback
Grading
Respecting Privacy
It's Not Easy to Have Relationships
Chapter 7: Creating a Community of Learners
Logistics and Psychology
Face to Face?
Building on the Classroom Environment
Group Work
Getting Them Talking: Stages of the Teaming Process
Peer Evaluation
Making Magic
Counterforces to Black Magic
Communication x Time x Outcomes = Community
Chapter 8: Beyond the Formal Classroom
Informal Learning Opportunities
Adapting Your Style
Why Bother?
Avoiding Common Errors
Chapter 9: Distance Learning as a Collaborative Enterprise
Roles and Responsibilities
Shared Understanding of Goals
The Big Picture
Distance Learning Is in Beta
About the Author
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Neidorf, Robin Teach Beyond Your Reach
ISBN:
9781937290382
9781937290016
OCLC:
823388829