Online Teaching: Tools and Techniques to Achieve Success with Learners will provide the online teacher with essential strategies to successfully design, develop, deliver and improve their online course offerings. This book is an invaluable resource for the novice instructor, as well as the seasoned educator. The chapters of the book will take the reader from the basics of online course development and delivery to assessment and improvement after a successful semester. The authors provide proven techniques, practical tools, and real-world tips in the areas of online course formats, course organization, learning management, learning community, online collaboration, learner support, visual design, course assessment, and course analysis for improvement in a readable and engaging way.
About the Author
Mike Casey, MSE, instructor of Management Information Systems in the College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas, holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and is a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics. Throughout his career he has taught mathematics and computer science in secondary and post-secondary institutions both online and face-to-face and worked as an instructional designer focusing on the development and delivery of online courses. Erin Shaw is an assistant professor for the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of Central Arkansas and is an adjunct faculty member for the Instructional Design and Technology Department at the University of Memphis where she earned her Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Technology. She served in K-12 education for 24 years and is National Board certified and received the AAIM School Library Media Specialist of the Year award in 2014. Jeff L. Whittingham, PhD, professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas, has research interest in online teaching, literacy, and educational technology. He spent 13 years in K-12 education and is completing his sixteenth year in higher education with numerous peer-reviewed publications and was the lead editor of Technological Tools in the Literacy Classroom. Nancy P. Gallavan, PhD, professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas, specializes in classroom assessments, cultural competence, social studies education, and internship supervision in their nationally recognized MAT Program. With 20 years of experience in K-12 education, 25 years of experience in higher education, and approximately 200 peer-reviewed publications across her areas of expertise, Nancy has received awards for teaching, service, and scholarship.