Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How

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Routledge #ad - The book describes available research about how best to implement different forms of online learning for specific kinds of students, subject areas, and contexts. Building on available evidence regarding practices that make online and blended learning more effective in different contexts, Learning Online draws implications for institutional and state policies that would promote judicious uses of online learning and effective implementation models.

This book describes how online learning is being used in both K-12 and higher education settings as well as in learning outside of school. At a time when more and more of what people learn both in formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology, Learning Online provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning.

Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How #ad - This in-depth research work concludes with a call for an online learning implementation research agenda, combining education institutions and research partners in a collaborative effort to generate and share evidence on effective practices. Learning online synthesizes research findings on the effectiveness of different types of online learning, but a major message of the book is that student outcomes arise from the joint influence of implementation, context, and learner characteristics interacting with technology--not from technology alone.

Particular online learning technologies, learning analytics, multi-player games, implementation, such as MOOCs massive open online courses, are described in terms of design principles, and adaptive online practice environments, and contexts of use.

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Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Lehman and conceição’s proven model gives instructors an effective approach to help students persist in online courses and succeed as learners. While helping to improve the overall retention rates for educational institutions, the strategies outlined in the book also allow for student diversity and individual learner differences.

Finally, the first research-based book of sound strategies and best practices to help instructors motivate students to complete their online courses. Although studies support the effectiveness of learning online, students often fail to complete online courses. Designed for instructors and instructional designers, Motivating and Retaining Online Students is filled with empirical research from the authors’ study of motivation and retention strategies that can reduce online learner dropout.

Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning #ad - Focusing on the most important issues instructors face, such as course design; student engagement and motivation; and institutional, and informal student support strategies, the book provides effective online strategies that help minimize student dropout, increase student retention, instructional, and support student learning.

Retention is not only a growing expectation and imperative, but it is also as opportunity for faculty members to take the lead in innovating, researching, and implementing new strategies while demonstrating their effectiveness. Some studies have found that as many as 50–70% drop out of their online courses or programs.

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e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning

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Pfeiffer #ad - However, digital courses often fail to reach their potential for learning effectiveness and efficiency. Richard E. Since the first edition of this book, e-learning has grown to account for at least 40% of all training delivery media. The essential e-learning design manual, updated with the latest research, design principles, and examples e-Learning and the Science of Instruction is the ultimate handbook for evidence-based e-learning design.

Mayer, this book distills copious e-learning research into a practical manual for improving learning through optimal design and delivery. This guide provides research-based guidelines on how best to present content with text, graphics, and audio as well as the conditions under which those guidelines are most effective.

This updated fourth edition describes the guidelines, animations, and applications for ways to improve learning through personalization techniques, psychology, coherence, and a new chapter on evidence-based game design. By collecting the latest evidence into a single volume and translating the theoretical into the practical, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction has become an essential resource for consumers and designers of multimedia learning.

However, much of this research published in technical journals is inaccessible to those who actually design e-learning material. A new chapter on engagement in learning lays the groundwork for in-depth reviews of how to leverage worked examples, online collaboration, practice, and learner control to optimize learning.

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning #ad - The updated instructor's materials include a syllabus, storyboard projects, assignments, and test items that you can adapt to your own course schedule and students. Get up to date on the latest e-learning research adopt best practices for communicating information effectively Use evidence-based techniques to engage your learners Replace popular instructional ideas, such as learning styles with evidence-based guidelines Apply evidence-based design techniques to optimize learning games e-Learning continues to grow as an alternative or adjunct to the classroom, and correspondingly, has become a focus among researchers in learning-related fields.

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The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

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Twelve #ad - Today millions of students, and teachers use the khan Academy's free videos and software, parents, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe. Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them.

This is the goal of the khan academy, who was struggling with algebra, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, into a worldwide phenomenon. A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning.

In the one world schoolhouse, as well as his own remarkable story, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, for the first time. In these pages, you will discover, among other things: how both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning.

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined #ad - Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. With a shrewd reading of history, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, " abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, and why a return to "mastery learning, and to give all of our children a world-class education now.

More than just a solution, universal, the one world schoolhouse serves as a call for free, global education, and an explanation of how Khan's simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.

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Creativity in the Classroom: Schools of Curious Delight

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Routledge #ad - Creativity in the classroom, sixth edition, helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. This foundational textbook is relevant for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching. The sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, informed by cutting-edge research on neurobiology, intrinsic motivation, questioning, particularly the relationships among creativity, and motivation, curiosity and imaginative play, and motivation to learn.

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer

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Chelsea Green Publishing #ad - Edited by the sustainability institute’s diana wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.

Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.

Thinking in systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking.

Thinking in Systems: A Primer #ad - While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, to stay humble, not just what is quantifiable, and to stay a learner.

In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, and interdependent, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.

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Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Find out how to apply learning science in online classes The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, strategies to build community and collaboration, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.

Explains how you can support your online students • helps your students find success in this non-traditional learning environment • Covers online and blended learning • Addresses specific challenges that online instructors face in higher education Small Teaching Online presents research-based teaching techniques from an online instructional design expert and the bestselling author of Small Teaching.

Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes #ad - Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn.

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Design for How People Learn Voices That Matter

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New Riders #ad - Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn, Second Edition will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience. Updated to cover new insights and research into how we learn and remember, this new edition includes new techniques for using social media for learning as well as two brand new chapters on designing for habit and best practices for evaluating learning, such as how and when to use tests.

But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. In design for how people learn, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, Second Edition, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing.

Design for How People Learn Voices That Matter #ad - Whether it's giving a presentation, or creating a website or blog, writing documentation, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions.

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The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Increasingly, faculty who normally teach face-to-face are being asked to cover online courses—yet comprehensive pedagogical resources are scarce. A simple framework of instructional strategies mapped across a four-phase timeline provides a concrete starting point for both new online teachers and experienced teachers designing or revamping an online course.

Understand the technology used in online teaching Learn specialized pedagogical tips and practices Examine new research on cognition and learning Adopt a clear framework of instructional strategies The explosion of online learning has created a demand for great online teachers. With more and more classes being offered online, this book provides a valuable resource for taking your course to the next level.

The theory and techniques of successful online teaching can be significantly different from those used face-to-face. The online teaching survival Guide provides that essential resource, with a customizable framework and deeper exploration of effective online teaching. Essential technologies are explored in their basic and expanded forms, and traditional pedagogy serves as the foundation  for tips and practices customized for online learning.

The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips #ad - The tips cover course management, social presence, advanced course design, customizing learning strategies, integration of new technologies, and debriefing, community building, developing expertise, along with new coverage of intensive or accelerated courses, discussion and questioning techniques, assessment, and assessment techniques exclusive to this new second edition.

. Covering all aspects of online teaching, this book reviews the latest research in cognitive processing and related learning outcomes while retaining a focus on the practical.

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Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - For all three approaches, John W. This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. Creswell and new co-author J. David creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry.

New to this edition updated discussion on designing a proposal for a research project and on the steps in designing a research study. Additional content on epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology and method. Additional updates on the transformative worldview.

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches #ad - Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods. Additional information about social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods. Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field Additional coverage on qualitative and quantitative data analysis software in the respective methods chapters.

Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods. Incorporation of writing discussion sections into each of the three methodologies. Current references and additional readings are included in this new edition.

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Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding

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ASCD #ad - Finally, teachers, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community—students, and administrators—benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, the authors*give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important;*Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs;*Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses;*Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and*Show how to create effective EQs, instruction, working from sources including standards, and assessment, desired understandings, and student misconceptions.

Using essential questions can be challenging—for both teachers and students—and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested “response strategies” to encourage student engagement. What are “essential questions, ” and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What’s so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom?Essential questions EQs help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning.

Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding #ad - In the classroom, eqs are used to stimulate students’ discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an understanding by design ubd devotee or are searching for ways to address standards—local or Common Core State Standards—in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom.

Offering dozens of examples, including skill-based areas such as math, language instruction, PE, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K–12 content areas, and arts education.

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