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Online teaching in the digital age.


Online teaching in the digital age.

Swenson, Pat and Nancy A. Taylor.

Sage Publications


91 pages




In this plain-language, compact (6x9") handbook for teachers, Swenson and Taylor (English, California State U.-Northridge) explain how to design and teach an online course, even if you've never created a web page or participated in an online forum. Their online teaching philosophy is rooted in social constructivist theory. The book explains how online learning management systems work and describes educational applications currently available on the Internet. The authors give personal examples and guidance for creating and maintaining a virtual learning environment, and offer suggestions and checklists for planning future semesters. The book also includes a section on incorporating streaming audio and video as well as popular features from sites such as Facebook, Google Docs, Blogger, Upstream, and YouTube. Appendices offer sample course syllabi and schedules. The book is illustrated with b&w screenshots.

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Date:Apr 1, 2012
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