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Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching

Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt have written a comprehensive reference for faculty to use to hone their skills as online instructors and for students to use to become more effective online learners. Filled with numerous examples from actual online courses and insights from teachers and students, Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom covers the entire online teaching process. This essential guide offers helpful suggestions for dealing with such critical issues as evaluating effective courseware, working with online classroom dynamics, addressing the needs of the online student, making the transition to online teaching, and promoting the development of the learning community. "A comprehensive and concise description of key issues faced by every online educator, administrator, and developer. Following the tips provided by Palloff and Pratt will move online instruction beyond being merely electronic correspondence education." —Rita-Marie Conrad, online instructor, Florida State University "Gives comfort and aid to online teachers not by giving easy answers to hard questions, but by raising all the questions and issues that online faculty are concerned with and by showing where the research and national discussion is on these important issues." —Donald B. Hart, assistant director for faculty development, Thomas Edison State College "Will resonate with professional development staff who are seeking guidance in preparing faculty to be effective online teachers and students to be successful online learners. . . .the 'bible' for online course development." —Jessica A. Somers, director, Academic Innovation, Advanced Learning Technologies, University System of Georgia Board of Regents"Very practical and applicable . . .an invaluable tool for any faculty preparing to teach in the virtual world." —Gary A. Girard, director, off-campus programs, University of South Dakota The Authors Rena M. Palloff, Ph.D., and Keith Pratt, Ph.D., are the managing partners of Crossroads Consulting Group, working with educational and training organizations in developing and implementing distance learning programs. They are the authors of the Frandson Award-winning book Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom (Jossey-Bass, 1999).
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Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt have written a comprehensive reference for faculty to use to hone their skills as online instructors and for students to use to become more effective online learners. Filled with numerous examples from actual online courses and insights from teachers and students, Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom covers the entire online teaching process. This essential guide offers helpful suggestions for dealing with such critical issues as evaluating effective courseware, working with online classroom dynamics, addressing the needs of the online student, making the transition to online teaching, and promoting the development of the learning community.
Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt have written a comprehensive reference for faculty to use to hone their skills as online instructors and for students to use to become more effective online learners. Filled with numerous examples from actual online courses and insights from teachers and students, Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom covers the entire online teaching process. This essential guide offers helpful suggestions for dealing with such critical issues as evaluating effective courseware, working with online classroom dynamics, addressing the needs of the online student, making the transition to online teaching, and promoting the development of the learning community.

"A comprehensive and concise description of key issues faced by every online educator, administrator, and developer. Following the tips provided by Palloff and Pratt will move online instruction beyond being merely electronic correspondence education."

—Rita-Marie Conrad, online instructor, Florida State University

"Gives comfort and aid to online teachers not by giving easy answers to hard questions, but by raising all the questions and issues that online faculty are concerned with and by showing where the research and national discussion is on these important issues."

—Donald B. Hart, assistant director for faculty development, Thomas Edison State College

"Will resonate with professional development staff who are seeking guidance in preparing faculty to be effective online teachers and students to be successful online learners. . . .the 'bible' for online course development."

—Jessica A. Somers, director, Academic Innovation, Advanced Learning Technologies, University System of Georgia Board of Regents

"Very practical and applicable . . .an invaluable tool for any faculty preparing to teach in the virtual world."

—Gary A. Girard, director, off-campus programs, University of South Dakota

The Authors

Rena M. Palloff, Ph.D., and Keith Pratt, Ph.D., are the managing partners of Crossroads Consulting Group, working with educational and training organizations in developing and implementing distance learning programs. They are the authors of the Frandson Award-winning book Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom (Jossey-Bass, 1999).
RENA M. PALLOFF, Ph.D., and Keith Pratt, Ph.D., are the managing partners of Crossroads Consulting Group, working with educational and training organizations in developing and implementing distance learning programs. They are the authors of the Frandson Award--winning book Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom (Jossey--Bass, 1999). KEITH PRATT
RETHINKING EDUCATION FOR AN ONLINE WORLD. Online Learning in the New Millennium. Helping Teachers to Teach Online. Administrative Issues and Concerns. The Tools of Online Teaching. TEACHING AND LEARNING IN CYBERSPACE. Transforming Courses for the Online Classroom. Teaching Courses Developed by Others. Working with the Virtual Student. Online Classroom Dynamics. Lessons Learned in the Cyberspace Classroom. Resource A: A Comparison of Syllabi for Online and Face--to--Face Delivery. Resource B: Systems Theories Course in CourseInfo and eCollege. Resource C: Additional Online Resources.
"A comprehensive and concise description of key issues faced by every online educator, administrator, and developer. Following the tips provided by Palloff and Pratt will move online instruction beyond being merely electronic correspondence education." (Rita-Marie Conrad, online instructor, Florida State University) "Gives comfort and aid to online teachers not by giving easy answers to hard questions, but by raising all the questions and issues that online faculty are concerned with and by showing where the research and national discussion is on these important issues." (Donald B. Hart, assistant director for faculty development, Thomas Edison State College) "Will resonate with professional development staff who are seeking guidance in preparing faculty to be effective online teachers and students to be successful online learners. . . .the 'bible' for online course development." (Jessica A. Somers, director, Academic Innovation, Advanced Learning Technologies, University System of Georgia Board of Regents) "Very practical and applicable . . .an invaluable tool for any faculty preparing to teach in the virtual world." (Gary A. Girard, director, off-campus programs, University of South Dakota)
"A comprehensive and concise description of key issues faced by every online educator, administrator, and developer. Following the tips provided by Palloff and Pratt will move online instruction beyond being merely electronic correspondence education." (Rita-Marie Conrad, online instructor, Florida State University)

"Gives comfort and aid to online teachers not by giving easy answers to hard questions, but by raising all the questions and issues that online faculty are concerned with and by showing where the research and national discussion is on these important issues." (Donald B. Hart, assistant director for faculty development, Thomas Edison State College)

"Will resonate with professional development staff who are seeking guidance in preparing faculty to be effective online teachers and students to be successful online learners. . . .the 'bible' for online course development." (Jessica A. Somers, director, Academic Innovation, Advanced Learning Technologies, University System of Georgia Board of Regents)

"Very practical and applicable . . .an invaluable tool for any faculty preparing to teach in the virtual world." (Gary A. Girard, director, off-campus programs, University of South Dakota)
They offer authoritative advice on each step of the process, including developing course content, choosing hardware and software, supporting online learners, evaluating learning online, and more.
Author
Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
Series
Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Language
English
ISBN-10
0787955191
ISBN-13
9780787955199
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
371.358
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2001
Publication Date
2001-01-31
Imprint
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Subtitle
Realities of Online Teaching
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Place of Publication
New York
Short Title
LESSONS FROM THE CYBERSPACE CL
Pages
224
Residence
US
Birth
1950
Affiliation
Capella University Crossroads Consulting Group Capella University Cape
Audience
General/Trade
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