E-Tivities

The Key to Active Online Learning

By Gilly Salmon

© 2002 – Routledge

240 pages

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pub: 2002-08-31
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About the Book

Beyond the hype of online learning lies a straightforward question: how do you really deliver worthwhile learning online? This book, based on action research, provides a simple answer to this fundamental question by exploring a key technique that enables teachers and learners to use available technologies happily and successfully.

So, what are e-tivities? They are motivating, engaging, purposeful activities developed and led by an e-moderator. They are frameworks for active and interactive online learning. E-tivities are in the hands of the teachers themselves and promote active e-learning.

This is not a book about the technology of online learning. Practical, accessible and direct, it looks at personalizing and customizing teaching and learning. Written for use in any topic, subject or course, E-tivities explores:

  • the importance of activities in online learning;
  • designing and running e-tivities;
  • the five-stage model of teaching and learning online.

Backed up extensive illustrations and case studies, and including a unique collection of 35 Resources for Practitioners, this is a book for all professionals involved in online learning.

Reviews

'Teachers are likely to find the book accessible, and anything which encourages them to try out the e-learning medium, and emphasizes the educational benefits of communication, is to be applauded. There are some great nuggets in E-tivities.' - Innovations in Education and Teaching International

'Another classic how-to book from an expert in the field. This book will provide ideas and stimuli to online tutors everywhere. It is a hype-free zone, full of practical, tried and tested approaches to engaging learners in online discussion.' - Professor Robin Mason

E-tivities really is a marvellous handbook. A practical guide to the new e-learning, it takes the angst out of online tutoring and provides a much-needed comfort zone. E-tivities is the craft of e-moderating made easy.

Dale Spender

Table of Contents

Contents include how to: develop low-cost and worthwhile e-activities; create fuller participation in online learning; retain and satisfy learners.

About the Author

Professor Gilly Salmon works as an academic member of the Centre for Information and Innovation at the Open University Business School in the UK. A well-known pioneer of online teaching, she also trains and consults for a wide range of commercial organisations. She is author of the best selling E-moderating: The Key To Teaching and Learning Online now also published by RoutledgeFalmer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General