Facilitating Online Learning:
Effective Strategies for
by George Collison, Bonnie Elbaum, Sarah
Haavind, and Robert Tinker
Online courses are now integral learning mediums
in traditional education settings, business, and the new distance campuses. Educators
often find that they need a new repertoire of skills or a new way of using old skills to
be successful in the new medium.
Facilitating Online Learning is a
groundbreaking handbook that lays out a systematic approach for creating a learning
community in which the instructor moves away from center stage and from which a more
collaborative learning environment is effectively fostered.
The goals of Facilitating Online Learning are to develop these skills:
Increased capacity to build effective online
Wider repertoire of strategies for sharpening
the related to course content
New strategies for deepening online dialogue
in order to enrich learning opportunities
Online learning has sparked a resurgence of
interest in teaching technique and strategies and in the hows and whys of learning.
Online Learning offers the novice and the seasoned educator the opportunity to grow
with this exciting new medium.