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1st Edition

Teaching History Online

ISBN 9780415482226
Published January 26, 2009 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Bringing history teaching into the twenty-first century, Teaching History Online is a concise guide to developing and using internet resources in history instruction. It offers practical, jargon-free advice to help the history teacher develop online assignments, and provides an informed introduction to the myriad resources and tools available for use in the online classroom.

Beginning with a chapter on the benefits of teaching and studying online, John F. Lyons goes on to address instructors’ most commonly asked questions and concerns, including:

  • designing an online class
  • providing online alternatives to the lecture
  • developing a user-friendly discussion board
  • conducting assessment and dealing with classroom management issues.

For historians interested in providing an online element to their traditional face-to-face classroom teaching, the final chapter shows how to develop successful hybrid/blended classes.

An accessible introduction and valuable resource, Teaching History Online includes sample lesson plans, examples of online learning tools, and suggestions for further reading, helping those who use – or want to use – online resources to create exciting, interactive and rewarding learning environments.

Visit the companion website, which includes extra reading and resources information at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415482226.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Why Teach and Study Online?  1. Getting Started  2. Reconfiguring the Lecture  3. Discussion Board  4. Assessment  5. Classroom Management 6. Online Teaching in the Traditional Classroom.  Conclusion.  Additional Resources for Teachers.  Appendix.  Index

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John F. Lyons is an associate professor of history at Joliet Junior College in Illinois where he teaches British history, US history, world history, and Latin American history. His publications include Teachers and Reform: Chicago Public Education, 1929-70 (2008).