BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Thrive Online

A New Approach to Building Expertise and Confidence as an Online Educator

Paperback
November 2019
9781620367445
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620367445
  • Language English
  • Pages 228 pp.
  • Size 5" x 7"
  • Images tables & figures
$19.95
Hardback
November 2019
9781620367438
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620367438
  • Language English
  • Pages 228 pp.
  • Size 5" x 7"
  • Images tables & figures
$125.00
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November 2019
9781620367452
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620367452
  • Language English
  • Pages 228 pp.
  • Size 5" x 7"
  • Images tables & figures
$125.00
E-Book
November 2019
9781620367469
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781620367469
  • Language English
  • Pages 228 pp.
  • Size 5" x 7"
  • Images tables & figures
$15.99

Research shows that online education, when designed and facilitated well, is as effective as traditional campus-based instruction. Despite the evidence, many faculty perceive online education as inferior to traditional instruction—and are often quite vocal in their skepticism. Simultaneously, however, more and more students are seeking online courses and degree programs.

Thrive Online: A New Approach to Building Expertise and Confidence as an Online Educator is an invitation for the rising tide of online educators who are relatively new to teaching online, and also for those more experienced instructors who are increasingly frustrated by the dominant bias against online education.

Readers will find:
• An approach that empowers online educators to thrive professionally using a set of specific agentic behaviors
• Strategies for approaching conversations about online learning in new ways that inform the skeptics and critics
• Strategies that celebrate the additional skills and proficiencies developed by successful online educators
• Guidance for educators who want to feel natural and fluent in the online learning environment
• Guidance for enhancing the user-centered nature of online spaces to create student-centered learning environments
• Encouragement for online educators to pursue leadership opportunities

The internet is changing how people communicate and learn. Thrive Online: A New Approach to Building Expertise and Confidence as an Online Educator offers guidance, inspiration and strategies required to adapt and lead higher education through this change. This book is for higher education instructors who are seeking community, a sense of belonging, and the professional respect they deserve. Thriving is not a reaction to our environment, but rather a state of being we can create intentionally for ourselves.

The time has come to change the conversation about online education. Add your voice – join the community and #ThriveOnline.

"There is truly something for everyone in Thrive Online, inlcuding faculty preparing to teach their first online course, experienced online faculty, busy administrators, and online leaders making policy decisions. Readers are encouraged to deeply interact with the material through timely best practices, practical pointers and actionable checklists, thoughtful reflection questions, and a compelling invitation to connect with others in the #ThriveOnline community."

Tina Parscal, Executive Director of CCCOnline - Colorado Community College System

"I love everything about Thrive Online: the metaphor evoked by the title, the book’s format, and the content! This is a book written for today’s online educator whether one is new/seasoned, instructor/administrator/designer, etc. The prominent share-worthy quotes accompanied by the #ThriveOnline tag is a clear invitation to engage in community via social media with the ideas presented. Perhaps most of all, I love the reminder that 'when designed well,' we can all fully expect to Thrive Online.”

Kelvin Thompson, Executive Director of Center for Distributed Learning - University of Central Florida

"Riggs has written an accessible and practical guide to creating well-designed online learning experiences. She weaves together both instructor and administrator perspectives into a comprehensive work. Both seasoned online instructors and those new to teaching online will find useful strategies to deploy in their online courses and programs."

Julie Uranis, Vice President for Online and Strategic Initiatives - University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

"How valuable it is to go 'under the hood' in this deeply thoughtful way – to understand what goes into the making of a well-designed online course and what it takes to be an effective, and thriving, online instructor. Engaging with this book can inform administrators and improve the practice of experienced online educators; new online instructors will find the why-and-how insights to be truly transformational."

Deb Adair, Executive Director - Quality Matters

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part One: Changing the Conversation
Part Two: Thriving in Times of Change
Part Three: Hitting Your Stride
Part Four: Leading the Way

References
About the Author
Index

Shannon Riggs

Shannon Riggs is Executive Director for Oregon State University's Extended Campus.