The Excellent Online Instructor: Strategies for Professional Development

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The Excellent Online Instructor is a guide for new and seasoned faculty who teach online, those responsible for training and developing online instructors, and administrators who must evaluate online faculty performance. This comprehensive resource describes the qualities of and explains how one can become an excellent online instructor. Written by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt—noted experts in online instruction—the book

  • Includes models based in adult learning principles and best practices

  • Offers guidelines to test instructors' readiness to teach online

  • Contains ideas for overcoming faculty resistance

  • Reveals how to develop an effective mentoring program

  • Shows how to establish a long-term faculty development effort

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"Palloff and Pratt have a profound understanding of the online educational milieu, its complexities and challenges as well as the potential it opens up to serious educators dedicated to exploiting its full value. Practical and down-to-earth strategies are at the core of what the authors offer the reader in this engaging book."
Michael J. Canuel, CEO, LEARN Quebec

"This book examines best practices for effective online teaching and instructor engagement and provides a concise plan for faculty development and effective training methods. Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt have provided another essential resource for the field of online teaching and learning that is a must-read for anyone working with faculty or teaching online in either higher education or K–12."
Kaye Shelton, dean, Online Education, Dallas Baptist University

"Whether you are guiding departmental faculty or looking to improve your own online skills, Palloff and Pratt provide practical steps, tools to organize your processes, best practices to emulate, and valuable resources to help you achieve excellence online."
Lynn Olson, dean, Graduate and Professional Studies, St. Joseph's College Online

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Title The Online Teaching Survival Guide The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching Effective Online Teaching Effective Online Teaching, Training Manual The Excellent Online Instructor
Guide Type Practical Guide Comprehensive Guide Guide to Pedagogy Training Manual Practical Guide
  Audience Level Beginner Beginner Beginner to Intermediate Beginner to Intermediate Intermediate to Advanced
  Pages 320 224 288 144 + CD 208
  List Price $38.00 $40.00 $40.00 $75.00 $42.00
  Publication Date June, 2010 March, 2011 July, 2011 August, 2011 February, 2011
  Author(s) Boettcher / Conrad Manning / Johnson Stavredes Stavredes Palloff / Pratt
  Print Book 0470423536 0470634243 0470578386 0470578394 0470635231
  Kindle Book B003NE6202 B004NNV0HW B005C7CWFC N/A B004JHZ0AK
  Brief Description Ready-to-use intro for new online instructors starting immediately. Gives just-in-time guidance mapped across phases of a course. Comprehensive guide to integrating various technologies into traditional or online classrooms, such as social media, videos, etc. For online instructors who want to explore the pedagogy of learner-centered online teaching and apply it to their practice. For faculty developers and trainers using the main volume. CD includes narrated presentations, handouts, templates, and slides. For experienced online teachers who want to take their teaching and professional development to the next level.
 

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Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt are the managing partners of Crossroads Consulting Group, working with academic institutions and organizations on the design and development of effective online distance learning programs. Rena and Keith are also program directors and faculty in the Teaching in the Virtual Classroom program at Fielding Graduate University. They are the authors of Assessing the Online Learner, Collaborating Online, Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom, The Virtual Student, and Building Online Learning Communities all from Jossey-Bass.

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