Facilitating Online Learning:
Effective Strategies for Moderators
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 learning communities
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. Facilitating Online Learning offers the novice and the seasoned educator the opportunity to grow with this exciting new medium.