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147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups: Essentials of  Web-Based Education

Donald E. Hanna is Professor of Educational Communications for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He has provided leadership in the implementation of learning technologies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Washington State University, and the University of Wisconsin, and he has also taught in the graduate programs in adult and continuing education at these three universities. He currently teaches graduate courses on the organization of educational technology, continuing and higher education, and organizational change in higher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. is Professor of Educational Communications for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He has provided leadership in the implementation of learning technologies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Washington State University, and the University of Wisconsin, and he has also taught in the graduate programs in adult and continuing education at these three universities. He currently teaches graduate courses on the organization of educational technology, continuing and higher education, and organizational change in higher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Don received his Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Michigan State University in 1978. His experience in online education began in 1987, when he was the coordinator of an online conference as part of the Kellogg National Leadership Program. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters. Most recently he authored and edited Higher Education in an Era of Digital Competition: Choices and Challenges (Atwood Publishing 2000). He is also the co-author and editor (with Colin Latchem) of a forthcoming book, Leadership in Open and Flexible Learning (Kogan Page Publishers, to be published in 2001).

Don's primary focus for this book has been on the overall organization of technology; how appropriate (and inappropriate) uses of technology contribute to organizational and faculty acceptance or rejection of online technologies and methodologies; and how the effective use of learning technologies can improve learning outcomes.

Michelle Glowacki-Dudka is Coordinator of the Wisconsin Statewide Family Literacy Initiative, in association with the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. She received her doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. Her research has focused on interorganizational collaboration among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for developing educational programs. is Coordinator of the Wisconsin Statewide Family Literacy Initiative, in association with the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. She received her doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. Her research has focused on interorganizational collaboration among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for developing educational programs.

Michelle has multiple interests in organizational development through collaboration, community dialogue, the use of technology in support of learners’ needs, and the role of adult educators within higher education. Along with coordinating family literacy programs in the state, she is the co-chair of the Midwest Research to Practice Conference (2000). She has also team taught graduate courses in continuing and higher education that incorporate the web and computer conferencing. She will teach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Fall 2000.

Michelle's primary focus for this book has been on finding concrete connections between philosophy and practice in the implementation of online learning environments. She has concentrated on coordinating the development of the big picture of online learning. She has also shepherded the many details of this project.

Simone Conceição is an Instructional Design/Technology Consultant for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education. Her research interests include distance education, educational technology, instructional design, staff development, and adult learning. Her experience involves designing web-based courses for instruction and coordinating staff development activities for faculty and staff. is an Instructional Design/Technology Consultant for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education. Her research interests include distance education, educational technology, instructional design, staff development, and adult learning. Her experience involves designing web-based courses for instruction and coordinating staff development activities for faculty and staff.

Simone holds a Master of Science degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the area of adult and distance learning. Her dissertation focus is on the experiences of college faculty who teach online.

Simone's focus for this book has been to address issues of faculty development from the perspective of good teaching and instructional design, with a special emphasis on meeting learners’ needs in the online environment. She has also researched and contributed many aspects of good practice in online environments, and she is an expert in helping faculty understand online and web-based technology tools, software, and design processes.