Description : This book isn't intended as a technical primer, rather as a guide to translating what you already do, in training and facilitating learning, into an online environment, either in the conversion of existing courses or in the creation of new ones. It explores the nature, benefits and pitfalls of online learning and the technical skills of sourcing materials, designing and testing courses.
Description : Few corporate initiatives of the last ten years have been more influential in the development of a learning culture at work than the corporate learning centre. The first edition of Sam Malone's book quickly established itself as the definitive concise guide to best practice. The second edition reflects the lessons learned since that time, along with the developments in learning technology. Setting up and sustaining a successful centre involves strategic skills such as planning and championing; technical skills, including budgeting, marketing and evaluation; and the people skills of communicating, influencing and managing change. There are chapters in the book for all the stakeholders involved, including the learners themselves. How to Set Up and Manage a Corporate Learning Centre offers definitive advice on all of these areas. Sam Malone demystifies what is a difficult, expensive and long term project for any organization.
Description : The Emotionally Intelligent Online Tutor foregrounds the tutor within online and blended learning environments, and focusses on desirable skills, qualities and attributes for effective tutoring. It analyses these qualities in relation to prominent psychological constructs, such as emotional intelligence, and the exploration of their value in practice. This book is focussed on the tutoring of adult learners undertaking study within higher education, commonly on a part-time basis whilst studying vocationally relevant degree programmes. However, the contents are applicable and generalisable to those tutoring within informal environments, such as Massive Open Online Courses. Prominent social constructivist models of e-learning are critiqued with alternative actions provided for tutors now practicing in a digital age. The book provides a conceptual model that represents an interpretation of effective practice in a blended learning context. This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars and postgraduate students in the field of education and for e-tutors delivering online and blended courses. Furthermore, it will be useful for those undertaking teacher training, psychology and counselling courses.
Description : Your Child Can Survive and Thrive on the SAT and ACT Exams "How To Help Your Child Succeed on the SAT and ACT" will serve as your road map to ease you along the often bumpy, unpaved and pothole - filled highway to successful results on these important College entrance exams. This book has helped thousands of parents greatly improve the SAT and ACT Exam results of their children. It can help you and your children as well. Discover how easy it is to: – Increase Scores In All SAT/ACT Exam Areas: Math, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Essay Writing, and Science. Through a unique combination of strategies, guidance, suggestions, networking, using both new as well as traditional techniques, your children will become motivated to study and will even look forward to their exam prep. They will be provided with opportunities for positive outcomes and the building of confidence in a framework of success and excitement. – Manage Their Study Time and Preparation. Mr. Richman will supply you with a blueprint for successful exam preparation via a structured system of procedures that will answer nearly all of your SAT/ACT preparation questions and will cover nearly every situation that could arise in this critical exam planning. – Build Pupil Self-Esteem. This book will help you gain the insight necessary to aid your children in increasing their self-esteem, so critically important to their personality development and exam success. "Mark Richman has been extremely successful in his 44 years of teaching and tutoring. He is an amazing SAT/ACT tutor who has helped my three children prepare for (and succeed on) these college entrance exams. I highly recommend this superb book." – Paul Fili, 30 Year Veteran Teacher - NYC Public Schools
Description : "This book presents international practices in the development and use of applied e-Learning and e-Teaching in the classroom in order to enhance student experience, add value to teaching practices, and illuminate best practices in the area of e-Assessment. This book provides insight into e-Learning and e-Teaching practices while exploring the roles of academic staff in adoption and application"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Online Teaching and Learning shows how learning through the internet depends on complex human interactions for success. The text uses sociocultural theory as its foundational stance to empirically examine the dynamics of these interactions. It seeks to understand meaning making in all of its social, linguistic and cultural complexity. Each chapter examines how it is that culturally and historically situated meanings get negotiated through social mediation in online instructional venues. It extends the ways we think and talk about online teaching and learning.
Description : "This book examines the rapidly developing sector of online tutoring and mentoring, featuring case studies of the adaptation of university-based programs for tutoring and mentoring"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Are you an advocate of higher education? Do you enjoy teaching others? Are you interested in starting a business that makes money and a positive impact? If so, then you’ll earn high marks in the tutoring and test prep arena! Whether you want to start a one-on-one tutoring business from home, an online-based education support program, or manage your own learning facility, our experts cover everything you need to know. Learn business basics including how to choose your niche, secure financing, legally establish your business, manage day-to-day operations, and more. Gain an understanding of learning approaches, the latest teaching methods, industry technology and tools, and other industry essentials. Plus, round out your startup curriculum with invaluable advice and examples from current business owners! Learn how to: • Match your skill set with your market and their needs • Choose a business environment that works for you • Master effective teaching methods for diverse learning approaches • Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals • Develop profitable academic relationships • Create a support staff who will help you succeed • Set your fees • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business The need for education support is growing rapidly—grab your share of this billion dollar market!
Description : Blended learning provides the flexibility to accommodate the varied requirements of pedagogies, disciplines and levels of course, together with the needs of a wide variety of learners. However, anyone concerned with the integration of online tutoring to support students appropriately may need to reassess current practice. This book adopts a pragmatic and common-sense approach to blended learning by situating the use of online media within a well-grounded teaching and learning strategy. It provides practical ideas for the successful implementation of blended strategies, including good practice in both asynchronous and synchronous tutoring, appropriate assessment design for developing successful blended learners, and innovative approaches to professional development for distance tutors. It is illustrated with a wide variety of examples and comments from students and practitioners in both distance and campus-based environments in 13 different countries. Since the first edition was published in 2006, there has been great interest in Web 2.0 technologies and their potential for use in an educational environment. This second edition has therefore incorporated many new examples of good practice, making use of a combination of tried and tested tools as well as blogs and wikis for supporting students. There has also been a recent rise in the use of activity-based learning and interest in its potential for supporting students in distance and online environments. The new edition incorporates many new exemplars of learning activity design in Part Three, to illustrate approaches to the development of critical, independent learners.