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Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning


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Online education continues to explode as a diverse group of higher education institutions and non-profit and governmental entities adopt both fully online and blended learning. As a result there has likewise been tremendous growth in the need for special preparation and training for instructors in the methods and approaches to teaching online – moving beyond the emphasis on software training that once comprised a large portion of online teaching training. Many instructors seek introductory, yet comprehensive professional development books that coincide with the next stages in their online teaching careers. While they are interested in principles and tips that are grounded in evidence-based research, they do not necessarily want to wade through research in order to formulate the applications that constitute best practices.

Enter Routledge’s Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning series, which provides in-depth coverage of focused areas or issues educators might confront in the ever-changing environment of online teaching and learning. Based on the solid experience of expert practitioners and communicated in a jargon-free, popular style, titles in this series will address the most current issues and trends in online teaching and learning. Each title is designed to be rich in examples drawn from experienced, real-life online instructors, exemplifying a best practices approach and lending themselves to easy application by the reader.

The Best Practices concept provides a unifying element in the series and offers more in-depth coverage than existing series. By covering both depth and breadth of content books in the series is introductory enough to be of interest and readily apprehended by those relatively new to online education but still rigorous and example-based to appeal to those seeking further professional development and knowledge in this area.

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Best Practices for Mentoring in Online Programs Supporting Faculty and Students in Higher Education

Best Practices for Mentoring in Online Programs: Supporting Faculty and Students in Higher Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Susan Ko, Olena Zhadko
August 29, 2022

Best Practices for Mentoring in Online Programs is a straightforward guide to creating meaningful, lasting mentoring programs for faculty or students enrolled in fully or predominantly online programs. Faculty and student mentoring programs are proliferating in higher education, including peer ...

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies

2nd Edition

By Stephanie Smith Budhai, Ke'Anna Brown Skipwith
July 27, 2021

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies, Second Edition, is a practical guide for all instructors, instructional designers, and online learning administrators designing, developing, teaching, and leading online, hybrid and blended ...

Best Practices for Administering Online Programs

Best Practices for Administering Online Programs

1st Edition

By Daniel Hillman, Robert Schudy, Anatoly Temkin
October 20, 2020

Best Practices for Administering Online Programs is a practical volume for university teams seeking to manage effective online programs. Defining, designing, implementing, and updating online courses is a highly collaborative effort, particularly with limited resources and expanding student ...

Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources

Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources

1st Edition

By Olena Zhadko, Susan Ko
December 09, 2019

Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources is a practical guide that assists faculty and institutions looking to adopt and implement open educational resources (OER) and to foster meaningful, effective learning experiences through the course design process. Chapters loaded ...

Best Practices in Planning Strategically for Online Educational Programs

Best Practices in Planning Strategically for Online Educational Programs

1st Edition

By Elliot King, Neil Alperstein
November 30, 2017

Best Practices in Planning Strategically for Online Educational Programs is a step-by-step guide to developing strategic plans for creating and implementing online educational programs within higher education institutions. From conception to execution and assessment, the successful ...

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

2nd Edition

By Michelle Pacansky-Brock
May 09, 2017

As social media and Web 2.0 technologies continue to transform the learning trends and preferences of students, educators need to understand the applicability of these new tools in all types of learning environments. The second edition of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies ...

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom

1st Edition

Edited By Julee B. Waldrop, Melody A. Bowdon
July 24, 2015

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom provides a comprehensive overview and systematic assessment of the flipped classroom methodology in higher education. The book: Reviews various pedagogical theories that inform flipped classroom practice and provides a brief history from its ...

Best Practices in Online Program Development Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Best Practices in Online Program Development: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

1st Edition

By Elliot King, Neil Alperstein
December 06, 2014

Best Practices in Online Program Development is a practical, hands-on guide that provides the concrete strategies that academic and administrative departments within institutions of higher learning need to develop in order to create and maintain coherent and effective online educational programs. ...

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