New Books for Online Teaching and Course Design in ECU Library

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Two new books for learning how to teach and develop courses online are now available in the library and have been added to the  Teaching and Learning Library Series for books on pedagogy, teaching and learning.

Online Teaching Survival Guide

The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips
by Judith V. Boettcher (Author), Rita-Marie Conrad (Author)
The Online Teaching Survival Guide offers faculty a wide array of theory-based techniques designed for online teaching and technology-enhanced courses. Written by two pioneers in distance education, this guidebook presents practical instructional strategies spread out over a four-phase timeline that covers the lifespan of a course. The book includes information on a range of topics such as course management, social presence, community building, and assessment. Based on traditional pedagogical theory, The Online Teaching Survival Guide integrates the latest research in cognitive processing and learning outcomes. Faculty with little knowledge of educational theory and those well versed in pedagogy will find this resource essential for developing their online teaching skills.

Essentials of Online Course Design

Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide
by Marjorie Vai (Author), Kristen Sosulski (Author)

In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational, and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book, and users will quickly learn from the guide’s hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline.

The guide’s key features include:

  • a practical approach informed by theory
  • clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one
  • clear and jargon-free language
  • examples, screenshots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text
  • a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate.
  • a Companion Website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources:
    http://essentialsofonlinecoursedesign.com

See more resources for teaching online at http://tlc.ecuad.ca/getting-started-with-teaching-online-at-emily-carr/

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