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Online Teaching in the Digital Age

Online Teaching in the Digital Age

January 2012 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The essential guide to teaching in a virtual environment

Online Teaching in the Digital Age provides educators with the essential knowledge needed to successfully develop and teach an online course. Throughout this practical hands-on guide, the authors offer 15 years of personal online teaching experience in language accessible to both the novice and advanced online educator. Developed through theory and practice, the text shows educators how to take the materials used in a traditional classroom and transfer them to a new virtual environment. Additionally, it gives educators the confidence and skills needed to run real-time (synchronous) and time-arranged (asynchronous) online discussions. Most reassuring of all, this book shows that few traditional course elements need to change in order to start teaching online.

Chapter 1: The Virtual Classroom: A Dynamic Learning Environment
Chapter 2: Establishing Your Web Presence: The Learning Management System and Course Webpages
Chapter 3: Web 2.0: A World Wide Web of Options
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Course Format and Features
Chapter 5: Planning Future Semesters
Appendix I: Sample Asynchronous Course Syllabus and Schedule
Appendix II: Sample Synchronous Course Syllabus and Schedule
Appendix III: Internet Etiquette Guidelines
Key features


  • Delves into the inner workings of Learning Management Systems, enabling instructors to select the right system for their classroom
  • Examines a variety of innovative educational applications currently available on the Internet
  • Provides personal examples and guidance to create and maintain an efficacious virtual learning environment
  • Provides helpful suggestions, such as a semester-end checklist, to assist with the introspection process and a guide to virtual classroom etiquette
  • Includes a comprehensive appendix, featuring samples of online syllabi and schedules
  • Includes a bonus section on how to incorporate streaming audio and video, as well as popular features such as Facebook, Google Docs and Google Blogger, UStream, and YouTube

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