[Air-L] Best practices for e-learning
brewerpe at appstate.edu
Thu Sep 2 13:39:41 PDT 2010
One excellent resource is /Online Education, /edited by Kelli Cargile
Cook and Keith Grant-Davie. They are also preparing a new collection
that, I believe, will be out soon.
Also valuable is Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Bakia, M., & Jones,
K. (2009). /Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning:
A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies/. Washington D.C.:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy
Development. This is a meta-analysis of online education research.
I have an article coming out in the December issue of /Transactions on
Professional Communication /entitled "Miscommunication in International
Virtual Workplaces" that may also help.
Finally, I can share a few tips based on my teaching online. I believe
it is a critical step to have a regular synchronous meeting as well as
This rich mixture of technology provides the best results. I also try
for one f2f meeting to kick things off though this isn't always
possible. Finally, I emphasize meta-communication throughout the
class--discussing the communication and how it is going--what's working
and what isn't.
Pamela Estes Brewer
Director, Writing and Editing Internships
Department of English
Appalachian State University
Manager, STC Academic Special Interest Group
email brewerpe at appstate.edu
Denise N. Rall wrote:
> An oldie, but a goodie - especially on getting reluctant students to participate, etc.
> Palloff, R. M. and K. Pratt (1999). Building learning communities in cyberspace: Effective strategies for the online classroom. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.
> Denise N. Rall, PhD. Special Projects, Faculty of Arts & Science
> Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW AUSTRALIA Mobile +(61)(0)438 233344 http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/esm/staff/pages/drall/
> Popular Culture Association of Australia & New Zealand
> POPCAANZ Conf. Auckland, New Zealand July 2011
> --- On Tue, 31/8/10, Holly Kruse <holly.kruse at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Holly Kruse <holly.kruse at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [Air-L] Best practices for e-learning
>> To: air-l at aoir.org
>> Received: Tuesday, 31 August, 2010, 3:16 AM
>> Hi all:
>> For the first time ever, I'll will be teaching an online
>> class. It's an undergraduate communication theory
>> class, and it will be offered next semester. There is
>> a huge amount of stuff that I need to learn, but mostly what
>> I know at this point is that there are lots of bad online
>> classes. So I'm wondering what practices make for a
>> good online class? If there are any resources to which
>> someone could point me, I'd be very grateful.
>> Holly Kruse, Ph.D.
>> Department of Communications
>> Rogers State University
>> 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
>> Claremore, OK 74017
>> hkruse at rsu.edu or
>> holly.kruse at gmail.com
>> http://hollykruse.com or http://www.rsu.edu/academics/comm/kruse.asp
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