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Handbook of Online Education - Shirley Bennett

Handbook of Online Education

Paperback Published: 15th January 2007
ISBN: 9780826472960
Number Of Pages: 345

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This resource book provides a range of practical, innovative ideas to promote active learning online. It will offer teachers, trainers, and course writers a selection of ready-made, adaptable activities which can be used as a basis of elearning activity on a course or as a departure point for development, independent work and/or discussion. Sections of the book will include Resources for Building Confidence, Resources for Learning to Learn Online, Resources for Assessment and Active Learning Online. Each section will be prefaced by a general theoretical overview and suggestions for further reading and personal action research.

."..useful for schools introducing learning platforms and looking for stimulating online learning activities"--Sanford Lakoff "Times Educational Supplement "

Resource Mapp. 12
Acknowledgementsp. 28
Making the Handbook Work for Youp. 29
Who is this Handbook for?p. 30
Is there a limitation in appeal?p. 30
Why a recipe book?p. 30
What is active learning?p. 32
Can online learning be active learning?p. 32
How is the Handbook organized?p. 34
How to use this bookp. 35
Recipes - using them or adapting themp. 36
How are the activities structured?p. 36
Using the activities - the e-tutor role in promoting active learning onlinep. 39
Resources for Promoting Active Learning Onlinep. 43
Resources for building confidence for online learningp. 44
First steps in using the toolsp. 46
Finding your way around...actively!p. 46
Where do I go next?p. 50
Getting to know the other members of your online groupp. 54
Where do you come from?p. 54
Is there anyone in my group who...?p. 57
True or false?p. 60
Online socializationp. 63
Time for tea?p. 63
Ideas at playp. 67
Your time to shine...anonymouslyp. 71
Resources for promoting understanding of online learningp. 74
The nature of online learningp. 76
Online learning - the same or different?p. 76
Learner choice - online or face to face?p. 79
What's my style?p. 83
Doing it online!p. 91
Roles in online learningp. 95
Expectations rematchp. 95
Dynamics or dynamitep. 100
Establishing the normsp. 105
The need for netiquettep. 105
Our online community - agreeing the house rulesp. 114
Resources for learning to learn actively onlinep. 118
Organizational skillsp. 120
24 hours in a dayp. 120
Teamwork online - getting the job done on timep. 127
'Spinning a meaningful web'p. 133
Information skillsp. 139
Searching and findingp. 139
Fool's gold or the real thing?p. 144
Using ICT tools for note-takingp. 149
This is what we want to knowp. 154
Sharing responses to readingp. 158
Writing skillsp. 163
Building the plansp. 163
Using and abusing tools to improve writing stylep. 169
Writing beesp. 173
Resources for promoting active approaches to studyp. 178
Learning through collaborationp. 180
Sharing out the workloadp. 180
Piecing the jigsaw together - web-questingp. 185
Behind the scenesp. 190
Time to thinkp. 198
The game of spot the difference?p. 205
Learner-led learningp. 210
Learning outcomes- learner choicep. 210
Building a collaborative bankp. 215
Online seminarp. 218
Round and round we gop. 222
Supporting work-based learningp. 227
Learning contractsp. 227
A guide on the side...active support for the mentor-mentee relationshipp. 232
Alone...yet not alone!p. 236
Presenting postersp. 242
Resources for assessment and active learning onlinep. 246
Assessing skillsp. 248
SWOT for progress in learning onlinep. 248
Here's the evidence to prove it!p. 254
Topical role-playp. 261
Focus workp. 266
Assessing knowledge and understandingp. 270
Quizzicalp. 270
Summary reflectionsp. 274
Making your portfolio work for youp. 278
Together we stand or fallp. 282
Engaging learners with the learning and assessment processp. 288
Negotiated assessment criteriap. 288
Peer review for assessment and learningp. 294
Learning journalsp. 297
Redrafting for successp. 301
Resources for dealing with the unexpectedp. 306
Patterns of participationp. 308
Just browsingp. 308
Take a back seatp. 312
Twists of fatep. 315
Chat timep. 318
Avoiding and handling disagreementsp. 321
Question of culturep. 321
A joke is a joke - was that funny?p. 325
Flaming practicep. 327
Enabling student representation onlinep. 330
Listening to the learner voicep. 330
Suggestion box chatp. 334
Referencesp. 336
Glossaryp. 339
Indexp. 342
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ISBN: 9780826472960
ISBN-10: 0826472966
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 345
Published: 15th January 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 17.27  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1