Meaningful Online Learning
Integrating Strategies, Activities, and Learning Technologies for Effective Designs
Meaningful Online Learning explores the design and facilitation of high-quality online learning experiences and outcomes through the integration of theory-based instructional strategies, learning activities, and proven educational technologies. Building on the authors’ years of synthesized research and expertise, this textbook prepares instructors in training to create, deliver, and evaluate learner-centered online pedagogies. Pre- and in-service K–12 teachers, higher education faculty, and instructional designers in private, corporate, or government settings will find a comprehensive approach and support system for their design efforts.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
1. Meaningful Online Learning: Theories, Concepts, and Strategies
2. Pedagogical Ecology of Meaningful Online Learning: Meaningful Online Learning Design Framework
3. Instructional Strategies for Meaningful Online Learning
4. Technologies to Support Meaningful Online Learning
5. Supportive Instructional Strategies for Meaningful Online Learning
6. Dialogic Instructional Strategies for Meaningful Online Learning
7. Exploratory Instructional Strategies for Meaningful Online Learning
8. Assessing Meaningful Learning in Online Settings
Nada Dabbagh is Professor of Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, USA.
Rose M. Marra is Professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, USA.
Jane L. Howland is Learning Technologies Program Coordinator and Teaching Professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, USA.
“Meaningful Online Learning is packed with useful strategies for facilitating online learning. It is a comprehensive text that covers a wide range of important concepts for anyone involved in the design and implementation of online learning.”
--Tim Green, Co-Director of an online MS Program in Educational Technology at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and co-author of The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, 3rd Edition.
“It is undeniable that online learning has the potential to transform pedagogy in 21st-century schools yet resources that support online course design for those new to the experience are limited. In this timely book, Dabbagh, Marra, and Howland provide a learning design framework with myriad examples of instructional strategies relevant to practitioners in both K-12 and Higher Education classrooms. This book fills a gap in the literature and is a must-have guide for course design that integrates both technology and learning theory to create supportive, meaningful online learning.”
--Eleanor Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Western Carolina University, USA, and author of By the Light of the Silvery Moon: Teacher Moonlighting and the Dark Side of Teachers’ Work