Susan Ko, Executive Director of the Center of Teaching Excellence at University of Maryland University College, published the first edition of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide 10 years ago. The third edition, published this year, reflects a number of changes that have happened in the field over that last several years such as the: Web 2.0 revolution, growing acceptance of online education, need for special training and continuing support for faculty and students, team course development, growth of open educational resources, and increasing use of mobile devices.
With unassuming clarity, Susan addresses a number of key issues facing designers and faculty in higher (and K-12) education today.
Aug 20, 2010 10:01:49 AM – IDL 27: SUSAN KO–PRACTICAL ONLINE TEACHING
02:31 – Robert: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415997263/
03:31 – Jennifer: oooh! A kindle edition, too! http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Online-Practical-Guide-ebook/dp/B003AU7E8S/ref=tmm_kin_title_0/180-1316294-8598429?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2
05:38 – Jennifer: What about synchronous teaching options? Is this changing the face of online learning in your experience?
16:31 – Jennifer: how have "perceptions" of oline learning changed (or not) over the years? perceptions of quality, satisfaction, faculty buy-in, etc?
24:05 – Jason: Neiffer: Sure
24:19 – Robert: yes
25:41 – Jennifer: @jason … I think k-12 is going to be a HUGE driver in online learning … esp. taking online learning from being for "alternative" adult learners to far more maintream
29:13 – Jennifer: @jason … good point re: importance of taking an online course (or program) to "get it"
30:30 – Marlene: Yes, continuous improvement is an important aspect of online teaching.
30:42 – Jason Neiffer: Good question, Robert…
31:53 – Jennifer: Great! Thank you, Susan … another fun virtual "brown bag" lunch for me 🙂
32:38 – Marlene: Thanks, Susan!
32:38 – Jason Neiffer: Thanks everyone! 🙂