1st Edition

Teaching at Scale Improving Access, Outcomes, and Impact Through Digital Instruction

By David Joyner Copyright 2023
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    Teaching at Scale explores the characteristics and parameters of large-scale online learning by identifying, in its perceived drawbacks, a wealth of educational opportunities in disguise. Scalable learning platforms have exploded in popularity over recent years, with MOOCS (massive open online courses), online degree programs, informal learning communities, and alternative credentials all drawing significant enrollments. But, as many educators are asking, are the challenges to delivering education at scale too great and the compromises too many? This book guides instructors to leverage their complex responsibilities—open-ended assessments at scale, individuated feedback to students, academic integrity in less controlled environments, and more—into significant assets. Informed by real-world institutional experience as well as key research in cognitive science and the learning sciences, each chapter provides practical strategies for educators and administrators seeking to solve problems and fulfill the high-quality, broad-access potential of large-scale instruction for lifelong learners.

    Part I: Scale in the Learning Landscape  1. Scale: Promises and Perils  2. Defining Scale  3. The Teaching at Scale Landscape  4. Background in Online Learning  Part II: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies  5. Asynchronous Instruction  6. Question Volume  7. Varied Audiences  8. Student Motivation  9. Social Isolation  10. Campus Beyond Classes  11. Consistent Grading  12. Qualitative Feedback  13. Academic Integrity  14. Edge Cases  Part III: Principles for Teaching at Scale  15. Frontload & Invest  16. Reuse to Reinvest  17. Centralize & Specialize  18. Leverage Scale to Address Scale  19. Leverage the Diversity of Scale  20. Emphasize Lifelong Learning for All

    Biography

    David A. Joyner is Executive Director of Online Education and the Online Master of Science in Computer Science and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech College of Computing, USA.