1st Edition

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Distance Teaching Connecting Classrooms in Theory and Practice

Edited By Alan Blackstock, Nathan Straight Copyright 2016
    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    Synchronous technologies, particularly interactive video conferencing (IVC), are becoming common modes of teaching and delivering college courses. The increasing popularity of IVC in the U.S. and abroad calls for more pedagogically effective practices for instructors using this technology. This volume focuses on innovative and proven approaches to IVC teaching in a variety of disciplines: English, history, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, social work, and elementary and special education. Contributors hail from a pioneering university at the forefront of distance education and understand the practice and potential of IVC teaching at the highest levels. Chapters outline the challenges and benefits of IVC teaching from pedagogical, technical, and administrative perspectives.



    Taking the Long View: The Value of IVC Teaching in Distance Education

    Part I: Rethinking the IVC Classroom

    Chapter 1

    Distance as Substance: Place-Based Studies for Place-Bound Students

    Nathan Straight

    Chapter 2

    Interactive Video Conferencing versus the Face-to-Face Biology Classroom:

    Understanding Student Attitudes and Behaviors

    Thayne Sweeten

    Chapter 3

    "Drive-By English": Teaching College Writing to High School Seniors via IVC

    Alan Blackstock and Virginia Norris Exton

    Part II: Distance Teaching by Design

    Chapter 4

    Flip-Teaching College Chemistry in Broadcast Classrooms

    Michael A. Christiansen

    Chapter 5

    Proven Strategies for Blended Learning: Case Studies from Distance Teaching in History

    Clayton D. Brown

    Chapter 6

    Course Delivery Methods for Effective Distance Science Education:

    A Case Study of Taking an Introductory Geology Class Online

    Benjamin Burger

    Part III: Team Teaching with IVC

    Chapter 7

    Interdisciplinary Team Instruction in a Distance-Delivered First-Year Engineering Course

    Angela Minichiello, Tracy Blake, Wade H. Goodridge, and David Sam


    Chapter 8

    Practical Strategies for Team Teaching in the Distance Education (IVC) Context

    Susan Cutler Egbert and Sean Camp

    Part IV: Field Experience at a Distance

    Chapter 9

    Distance Field Education in Social Work: Development, Delivery, and Evaluation

    Susan Cutler Egbert, Diane Calloway-Graham, and Derrik Tollefson

    Chapter 10

    Growing Teachers in the Field: A Distance-Delivered Teacher Education Program

    Laura S. Foley

    Chapter 11

    If You Can’t Make It to the Meeting, Send Your Avatar: Teaching Distance-Learning Students to Collaborate in a Multi-User Virtual Environment

    Nancy Glomb, Lee L. Mason, and Peter Blair

    Appendix: IVC from an Administrative and Technical Perspective

    The Evolution of Distance Education at Utah State University

    John D. Barton, Elisa Taylor, and Robert W. Wagner


    Alan Blackstock is Professor of English at Utah State University, USA.

    Nathan Straight is Associate Professor of English at Utah State University, USA.