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Stein and Wanstreet Announce Publication of New Book for Online Instructors

Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Stein and Wanstreet Announce Publication of New Book for Online Instructors


CDLT member David S. Stein and co-author Constance E. Wanstreet announce the release of their book, Jump-Start Your Online Classroom: Mastering Five Challenges in Five Days.

Every year, more online or technology-enhanced learning experiences are added to the landscape of education, and the number of students taking online courses on residential campuses continues to grow. In addition, new instructional tools are creating environments that are mobile, interactive, and collaborative. These trends present challenges to the online classroom, and this book will help instructors meet those challenges.

Jump-Start Your Online Classroom prepares a first-time online instructor to successfully manage the first few weeks of a course, including activities to help instructors plan, manage, and facilitate online instruction; and provides resources helpful during the beginning weeks of class. Each chapter is developed around the immediate challenges instructors face when teaching online. The authors address everyday problems and suggest solutions informed by their extensive research and experience. The five challenges, which are designed to be addressed in five days, are to:

• Make the transition to online teaching
• Build online spaces for learning
• Prepare students for online learning
• Manage and facilitating the online classroom
• Assess learner outcomes in an online classroom

The book is based on the authors’ design and facilitation model that identifies five elements comprising an online learning environment: digital tools, participants, social practices, learning community, and outcomes. The book shows how each of those aspects influences instructional practices and interacts to create an environment for a meaningful online educational experience.

"Jump-Start Your Online Classroom is created for the novice online instructor. Stein and Wanstreet have created a must-read that is filled with practical strategies and resources to meet the challenges of teaching online."
- Simone C. O. Conceicao, Professor, Department of Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"This book does a remarkable job of both challenging faulty assumptions related to the online classroom and providing practical advice based on sound pedagogical research. I highly recommend this text for any novice to online instruction."
- Meghan B. Raehll, Director of Instructor Quality and Lead Faculty, Franklin University

Jump Start Your Online Classroom is available through Stylus Publishing at: . Use code JUMP20 at checkout and receive 20% off through December 31, 2017.


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