Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online

  • Chamberlin L
  • Lehmann K
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"Making the Move to eLearning" proposes a radical truth--that online education, when taught using the methodology perfected by successful veterans of distance learning--surpasses traditional face-to-face teaching and learning. The key is for online educators to learn just what those successful methods are and how to emulate them in their own virtual courses. "Making the Move to eLearning" is the textbook for new and veteran online teachers who want to learn or refine their online facilitation skills. Contents include: (1) The Radical Truth: Online Education Can Be Better Than Traditional Education; (2) The Past, Present, and Future: Development of Online Learning; (3) Applicable Educational Theories; (4) The Many Hats of the Online Instructor; (5) Who Are Our Online Learners?; (6) The Paradigm Shift from Traditional to Online Learning; (7) Basics of Course Design; (8) Learning Activity Design Assessment and Assignments; (9) Online Interaction: Facilitator, Learners, and the Tools Used to Connect Them; (10) Building and Sustaining Communities of Practice; (11) The All-Important Window of Time: Precourse Work through the First Week; (12) Time Demands and Efficiency Tips for Online Teachers; (13) Troubleshooting; (14) Employment in Online Teaching; (15) Resources; (16) Glossary; (17) References; and (18) Index. (ERIC)

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  • Communities of Practice
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Conventional Instruction
  • Distance Education
  • Educational History
  • Educational Theories
  • Electronic Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Interaction
  • Learning Activities
  • Online Courses
  • Students
  • Teacher Employment
  • Teacher Role
  • Teaching Methods
  • Time Management
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • Web Based Instruction

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  • Lisa Chamberlin

  • Kay Lehmann

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