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Teaching Children Online: A Conversation-based Approach
(C. Meskill and N. Anthony) 2018
What does best practice in online education look like? How can educators make use of the affordances offered by online environments to bring out the best in the children they teach? This book answers all questions with experienced teachers, novice educators and teacher educators in mind. Meskill and Anthony offer a wealth of examples of what successful online teaching looks like, and provide a rich source of practical, conversation-based strategies for optimising online learning. This book will inspire anyone teaching or planning to teach fully online, or in a blended or hybrid format, by demonstrating how well-constructed online conversations constitute powerful teaching.
Creativity & Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy
(J. Baxter, G. Callaghan and J. McAvoy) 2018
This book explores emerging practices in online teaching and learning facilitated by the development of educational technology. The volume examines core themes in distance education including online education at scale, embodiment in online environments, connectivity in online education, and the personalisation of learning experiences within online education. The first section of the book examines online teaching tools and explores how they are being used to enhance and promote student learning. The second looks at some of the broader challenges encountered by online teachers and those responsible for designing online learning material. This edited collection will be of value to scholars of online education as well as practitioners and policy makers.
Practical Pedagogy: 40 New Ways to Teach and Learn
(M. Sharples) 2019
Practical Pedagogy provides an accessible guide to new and emerging innovations in education organised around six themes – Personalisation, Connectivity, Reflection, Extension, Embodiment, and Scale. This book is a compilation of the 40 most relevant pedagogies, covering:
- innovative ways to teach and learn;
- how pedagogies are adopted in new ways for a digital age;
- evidence on how and why different methods of teaching work, including case studies set in classrooms, informal settings, and online learning spaces;
- and practical implications of the latest research into the science of learning.
Practical Pedagogy is a comprehensive source of information for new and experienced teachers, policy makers, educational researchers and anyone interested in new ways to teach and learn.
Jump-Start Your Online Classroom: Mastering five challenges in five days
(D. Stein, C. Wanstreet) 2017
Jump-Start Your Online Classroom prepares online instructors for the successful management and delivery of online courses by offering a variety of tools and activities which can enhance the teaching and learning experience for all, while also adapting to the challenge of any online environment. Five challenges are presented, each designed to be addressed in five days. The challenges may be summarised as follows:
- to make the transition to online teaching;
- to build online spaces for learning;
- to prepare students for online learning;
- to manage and facilitate the online classroom;
- and to assess learner outcomes in an online classroom.
The book addresses everyday problems and suggests solutions which may create the optimal environment for a meaningful online educational experience.
53 Interesting Ways to Support Online Learning
(R. Sharpe) 2016
53 practical ideas for facilitating and enhancing online (or digital) learning are presented in this book. Topics include: helping students to get started; supporting student contributions; making learning personalised; encouraging students to spend more time on task; and helping students to develop their learning and progress beyond their current courses. Well-designed courses enable learners to construct their own understandings, complete collaborative tasks and participate in communities beyond the limits of their course or institution.
Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Inclusive Classroom
(S. McKeown, A. McGlashon) 2015
Runner up in Teach Secondary's Technology and Innovation Awards 2014 sponsored by Lego, this book provides lots of simple practical ideas showing teachers and support staff how they can use ICT to boost the achievement of all pupils. How can you use ICT to boost the achievement of all your pupils? This practical teachers’ guide will help you to unlock the enormous potential of new technology in order to enhance pupils’ learning, particularly for young people with additional needs. With fifty illustrated case studies and twenty starter activities, this practical resource will help you to introduce new technology into the inclusive classroom, each designed to help enhance your pupils’ 21st century skills in relation to apps, podcasting, wikis, gaming, digital art, and much more. Whether you're already tech-savvy or simply looking to get started with ICT, this book is full of brilliant ideas on how to engage learners of all abilities using technology.