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Faculty Resources for Online Teaching and Learning

We've curated a collection of titles in the hope that they might be valuable resources for anyone negotiating the transition from in-class to online teaching. From theoretical perspectives to practical tips, this reading list will support you as you and your students adapt to new ways of presenting and engaging with course material.

Get a sneak preview of some of the books feature below wtih our two downloadable chapter samplers to help you make the most of your LMS and adapt your in-person lectures for online teaching. Need help creating an online syllabus? Sign up to receive our chapter sampler on Online Course Design. Worried about decreased student participation in online classrooms? Take a look at our chapter sampler on Effective Communication and Engagement Methods.

Looking for more? We recently sat down with Susan Ko, author of Teaching Online, to talk about the practicalities of online teaching and learning. Sign up to access the webinar and hear about the characteristics of successful online instructors, planning and selecting content, keeping your students engaged, and more.

Interested in exploring more of our free content for higher education faculty? Visit our Faculty Resources Hub.

Teaching Online

Teaching Online

Teaching Online: A Practical Guide is an accessible, introductory, and comprehensive guide for anyone who teaches online. The fourth edition of this bestselling resource has been fully revised, maintains its reader-friendly tone, and offers exceptional practical advice, new teaching examples, faculty interviews, and an updated resource section.

 

Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources

Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources

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.

 

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

The second edition of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies provides new and experienced instructors with practical examples of how low-cost and free technologies can be used to support student learning as well as best practices for integrating web-based tools into a course management system and managing student privacy in a Web 2.0 environment.

 

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners

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

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies is a practical guide for all instructors and instructional designers working in online or blended learning environments who want to provide a supportive, engaging, and interactive learner experience.

 

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom provides a comprehensive overview and systematic assessment of the flipped classroom methodology in higher education, giving faculty members nuanced qualitative and quantitative evidence that both supports and challenges the value of flipping the college classroom.

Essentials of Online Course Design

Essentials of Online Course Design

Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual.

 

Essentials of Online Teaching

Essentials of Online Teaching

Essentials of Online Teaching is a standards-based, straightforward guide to teaching online in higher education, high school and vocational training, or corporate learning environments. This brief but powerful book encourages immediate application of concepts with the help of real-world examples, technical insights, and professional advice.

 

Essentials for Blended Learning

Essentials for Blended Learning

Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide provides a practical, streamlined approach for creating effective learning experiences by blending online activities and the best of face-to-face teaching. Effective blended learning requires significant rethinking of teaching practices and a fundamental redesign of course structure.

 

Data Visualization Made Simple

Data Visualization Made Simple

Data Visualization Made Simple is a practical guide to the fundamentals, strategies, and real-world cases for data visualization, an essential skill required in today’s information-rich world. With foundations rooted in statistics, psychology, and computer science, data visualization offers practitioners in almost every field a coherent way to share findings from original research, big data, learning analytics, and more.

 

MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South

MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South

This wide-ranging collection grapples with accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, learner motivation and attrition, and numerous other issues. The provocative narratives curated in this volume demonstrate how MOOCs and OER can be effectively designed and implemented in vastly different ways in particular settings, as detailed by experts from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific/Oceania, and the Caribbean.

 

The Educator's Guide to Producing New Media

The Educator's Guide to Producing New Media and Open Educational Resources

Digital video, audio, and text have never been more popular, and educators need to know how to make new media work in all types of learning environments. The Educator’s Guide to Producing New Media and Open Educational Resources provides practical advice on how to produce and use open access resources to support student learning.