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Moving to Online
Making the Transition From Traditional Instruction and Communication Strategies


March 2001 | 208 pages | Corwin

Critical techniques and guidance for online instruction and Web-based learning.

Today's Digital Generation appears to come fully plugged in and ready to interact with the amazing flow of information on the World Wide Web. When it comes to utilizing all that the Web offers, educators, trainers, and administrators often say they are running to catch up to their students. Brewer, DeJonge, and Stout present a framework and specific techniques to help prepare instructors for teaching online at any level—middle school, high school, college, or the workplace.

The authors provide general guidelines, conceptual analysis, and practical tips about instructional practice online. Whether used by neophyte or experienced Web users, this book offers a big-picture approach and the orientation and perspective needed for teachers, trainers, and instructors to make the transition to Web-based instruction.

Highlights of this book include:

  • Historical perspective of online learning
  • Transitioning from traditional classroom to online instruction
  • Content delivery methods: lecture, demonstration, and panel
  • Interaction methods: group discussion and questioning
  • Application methods: role-playing, case study, and simulation

Helpful planning and evaluation sheets are included at the end of each chapter to assist the classroom practitioner in using the techniques included in this book. This is an essential resource guide for any teacher, instructor, or administrator who is concerned about riding the breaking wave of online instruction.


 
PART ONE: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF ONLINE INSTRUCTION
 
General Information
 
Online Learning
A Historical Perspective

 
 
Moving from Traditional Classroom Instruction to Online Instruction
 
Facilitating Online Learning
 
PART TWO: CONTENT DELIVERY METHODS
 
Content Delivery
Lecture

 
 
Content Delivery
Demonstration

 
 
Content Delivery
Panel

 
 
PART THREE: INTERACTION METHODS
 
Group Discussion
 
Interaction Method
Questioning

 
 
PART FOUR: APPLICATION METHODS
 
Application Method
Role-Playing

 
 
Application Method
Case Study

 
 
Application Method
Simulation

 

"Instructing in the virtual classroom involves a new approach and special attention even to your formal instructional approaches." 

World Education Digest, Vol 1, No. 2 (2001)

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