Description : As more and more academic libraries consider offering online credit courses or converting face-to-face courses to online, instructional librarians need to quickly get up to speed about online course design and delivery. Even the most seasoned instruction librarian may be intimidated by the thought of converting their classroom course into an online course. Based on both sound research in the area on of online pedagogy and extensive teaching experience, this book includes ideas for: Creating innovative and interactive information literacy tutorials that engage students. Addressing common pitfalls of online instruction including communicating with students, designing a course that is easy to navigate, and getting the most out of the course management system. Developing assignments and assessments that work in an online environment Incorporating the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education into the materials development process. A must for both seasoned instruction librarians and those just starting, this book will provide librarians with the practical information needed to move their instruction online and teach a successful course.
Description : Web Systems Design and Online Consumer Behavior takes and interdisciplinary approach toward systems design in the online environment by providing an understanding of how consumers behave while shopping online and how certain system design elements may impact consumers' perceptions, attitude, intentions, and actual behavior. This book contains theoretical and empirical research from expert scholars in a number of areas including communications, psychology, marketing and advertising, and information systems. This book provides an integrated look at the subject area as described above to further our understanding of the linkage among various disciplines inherently connected with one another in electronic commerce.
Description : Developments in online learning and its design are areas that continue to grow in order to enhance students learning environments and experiences. However, in the implementation of new technologies, the importance of properly and fairly overseeing these courses is often undervalued. Project Management Approaches for Online Learning Design boldly focuses on this unique area of virtual learning by adopting a theoretical point of view and discussing the planning, organizing, securing and managing of resources to bring about the successful completion of online learning goals and objectives. This reference source brings together project management based approaches with an exclusive focus on each online learning design project.
Description : A Guide to Online Course Design offers faculty and professional staff a practical and easy-to-follow model for creating exceptional online courses that focuses on quality standards in instructional design, transparency in learning outcomes, and learner persistence. A comprehensive resource, the book includes effective, research-based instructional strategies to motivate online learners and help them become more self-directed. A Guide to Online Course Design emphasizes quality standards and removing barriers to learners’ persistence, which ensures online courses meet the needs of online learners as well as distance education initiatives. “All faculty members and course designers, regardless of experience level, content background, or technology skills, can benefit from applying the approaches defined in this book. The authors have imparted a wealth of knowledge that can improve the quality of any online class and I highly recommend this book for all those involved with online learning.” - Anton G. Camarota, faculty, University of Denver “Anyone involved in developing online courses should read this book! Packed with great insights and the research to back them up, Stavredes and Herder guide readers with practical information that will support online course development.” - Brenda Boyd, director of professional development and consulting, Quality Matters Program “The blend of theory and application makes A Guide to Online Course Design and indispensable resource for any professional seeking to create high quality, outcomes-based learning experiences. I loved the action steps that close each chapter, as they lead the reader through the entire process of course design from analysis to implementation.” - Kathe Kacheroski, dean of curriculum and instruction, Rasmussen College
Description : 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 Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual. For more of Marjorie Vai in her own words, listen to this 2011 interview from the On Teaching Online podcast: http://onteachingonline.com/oto-16-essentials-of-online-course-design-with-marjorie-vai/
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Description : Update the visual design of your course in pedagogically sound ways Visual Design for Online Learning spotlights the role that visual elements play in the online learning environment. Written for both new and experienced instructors, the book guides you in adding pedagogically relevant visual design elements that contribute to effective learning practices. The text builds upon three conceptual frameworks: active learning, multiple intelligences, and universal design for learning. This resource explores critical issues such as copyright, technology tools, and accessibility and includes examples from top Blackboard practitioners which are applicable to any LMS. Ultimately, the author guides you in developing effective visual elements that will support your teaching goals while reinforcing the learning materials you share with your students. There has been a steady increase of over 10% in online enrollment for higher education institutions since 2002, yet the visual look of online courses has not changed significantly in the last ten years. Adapting to the needs of students within online classes is critical to guiding your students toward success and the right visual elements can play an integral role in your students′ ability to learn and retain the information they need to thrive in their chosen programs. In fact, visual elements have been shown to increase student participation, engagement, and success in an online course. Leverage the best practices employed by exemplary Blackboard practitioners Explore three foundational conceptual frameworks: active learning, multiple intelligences, and universal design for learning Increase student retention and success Visual Design for Online Learning is an essential reference for all online educators both new and experienced.
Description : Are you an online artist ready to take your passion to the next level? Would you love your creative talent to be on showcase for millions to see and buy? Thanks to today’s amazing technology, it’s easier than ever to tap into your passion and turn it into your next paycheck! In just a few days and a few clicks, you can build a successful online web design business selling your creative services. Discover how to easily develop your own website, effectively showcase your work, promote yourself to a worldwide audience, generate new clients, better service existing clients, and more! • Design an attractive, business website using inexpensive, turnkey solutions from established companies like Google, Yahoo! and Go Daddy that require no programming knowledge • Create a killer online portfolio that captures new clients • Use easy online tools that work 24/7 to handle requests and payments • Drive traffic using search engine optimization and other marketing and advertising techniques • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business
Description : Are you creative? Interested in taking your favorite hobby or inventive attitude to a new, more profitable level? Would you like to work from the comfort home, making money around the clock? Thanks to today’s turnkey technology, in just a few clicks and a few days you can build a virtual gift store selling your favorite items to millions! Choose from today’s hottest online gift businesses, including food, pets, hobbies, home goods, and holiday items, or debut and sell your signature goodies. In just one week, break into the billion-dollar gift industry, create a fully-functioning website, tap into millions of eager online shoppers, and more! • Design an attractive, multi-functional website using inexpensive, turnkey solutions that require no programming knowledge • Tap into the newest gift trends, and choose your specialty and services • Use easy, automated solutions that work 24/7 to accept orders and handle payments • Skillfully manage inventory, order fulfillment, customer service, and all other operations • Create repeat shoppers with online deals and promotions • Drive traffic using search engine optimization, social marketing, and other online marketing techniques
Description : "This book is anchored in the concept that information technology empowers and enhances learners' capabilities adopting a learning summit on using the machine for the augmentation of human intellect for productivity, improvement, and innovation at individual, organizational, societal, national, and global levels"--Provided by publisher.