BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Advancing Online Teaching

Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments

Paperback
September 2020
9781620367223
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620367223
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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Hardback
September 2020
9781620367216
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  • ISBN 9781620367216
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
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September 2020
9781620367230
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  • ISBN 9781620367230
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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September 2020
9781620367247
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The goal of teaching online is fundamentally the same as teaching face-to-face: facilitating the learning of all students to the greatest extent possible. This book differs from other books on online teaching in that, in the process of offering guidance on course design and planning, developing outcomes and appropriate engaging activities, managing the workload and assessment, the authors pay explicit attention throughout to the distinct and diverse needs of students and offer effective strategies to accommodate them in a comprehensive and inclusive way by using the principles of Universal Design for Learning. 

By following those principles from the outset when planning a course, all students will benefit, and most particularly those whom the research shows have the greatest achievement gaps when taking online courses -- males, first generation and low income students, those from underrepresented minority groups, the academically underprepared, students with disabilities, and those with limited online access or lacking readiness for online learning. 

Beyond good planning and design, Kelly and Zakrajsek offer ideas for creating inclusive course environments and activities, such using culturally appropriate content and making it accessible in multiple formats. They also share methods to foster faculty-learner interaction and increase personal connections with students, and among students, through group activities or learning communities, which are so critical to motivation and success. 

Faculty new to online teaching as well as more experienced readers will find a wealth of practical guidance on developing and honing both fully online and blended courses and, as importantly, a wealth of proven ideas to help the new generation of students with diverse needs to succeed.

Foreword
Series Peface
Introduction

Part One: Designing a Distance Learning Experience
1) Equity, Connections, and Inclusion
2) (Re)Writing Learning Outcomes for Your Online Course
3) Developing Your Online Course Structure
4) Finding, Creating, and Sharing Course Content
5) Aligning Activities and Assessment Strategies With Course Outcomes
6) Making Your Online Course Accessible

Part Two: Guiding Learners from a Distance
7) Supporting Online Learners
8) Creating and Maintaining Your Instructor Presence
9) Facilitating Engaging and Meaningful Online Course Activities
10) Managing Your Workload When Teaching Online

Part Three: Making Adjustments to Your Online Course
11) Assessing Teaching Online
12) Assessing Learning Online

About the Author
Index

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly teaches online courses as a Lecturer in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University, where he has also served as Online Teaching and Learning Manager. He works with colleges and universities as a consultant to address distance education, educational technology, and organizational challenges.

Todd D. Zakrajsek

Todd D. Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine. Prior to his work in the School of Medicine, Dr. Zakrajsek was the Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Before arriving at UNC, Dr. Zakrajsek was the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor.

Dr. Zakrajsek currently directs six Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning and sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He holds positions on editorial boards for several journals and has both published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in 42 states and 6 countries. Watch Todd's TED Talk here.

Higher Education
Online & Distance Learning
Teaching & Technology