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Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction

Book Description

This book includes a definitive model for engaged learning that can be applied in a wide range of on-line learning environments and across age levels. It also addresses current topics such as engaging in a blended learning environment, social networking, and using related technology tools. Continuing to Engage the Online Learner provides an introduction to the theory of engaged learning and its design, assessment, and management in online and blended learning environments. In addition, the book describes the types of activities that engage the online learner in each phase of engagement and provides 50 new examples of activities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Tables, Figure, and Exhibit
    1. TABLES
    2. FIGURE
    3. EXHIBIT
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE CONTENTS
    2. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  7. The Authors
  8. PART ONE: Revisiting Online Engagement
    1. CHAPTER 1 The State of Online Engagement
      1. FOUNDATIONS OF ENGAGEMENT
      2. ENGAGEMENT IN TODAY’S ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      3. IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORKING AND CONNECTIVISM
      4. INCREASING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING
      5. THE TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY LEARNER
      6. THE ENGAGED EDUCATOR
      7. INSTRUCTOR’S ROLE AND PHILOSOPHY
      8. CREATING A SENSE OF PRESENCE
      9. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
      10. SUMMARY
    2. CHAPTER 2 Evolution of the Phases of Engagement
      1. PHASE 1: CONNECT
      2. PHASE 2: COMMUNICATE
      3. PHASE 3: COLLABORATE
      4. PHASE 4: CO-FACILITATE
      5. PHASE 5: CONTINUE
      6. APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES
      7. SUMMARY
    3. CHAPTER 3 Implementing the Phases of Engagement
      1. ONLINE OR BLENDED?
      2. ENGAGING LARGE CLASSES
      3. MANAGING ENGAGEMENT
      4. TIMELY COMMUNICATION
      5. INSTRUCTOR TIME MANAGEMENT
      6. CHANGING COURSE
      7. ONLINE EDUCATOR’S “BILL OF RIGHTS”
      8. DEALING WITH DIFFICULT STUDENTS
      9. SUMMARY
    4. CHAPTER 4 Assessing Online Engaged Learning
      1. DEVELOPING A WRITTEN ASSESSMENT FOR ONLINE ENGAGED LEARNING
      2. DEVELOPING A PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT FOR ONLINE ENGAGED LEARNING
      3. GRADING
      4. PROVIDING FEEDBACK
      5. TECHNOLOGY TO USE FOR ASSESSMENT
      6. PHASE-BASED ASSESSMENT
      7. USING ASSESSMENT TO IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT
      8. SUMMARY
  9. PART TWO: Activities to Engage Online Learners
    1. CHAPTER 5 Phase 1 Activities: Connect
      1. TEN-QUESTION HUNT
      2. BUCKET LIST
      3. DREAM JOB
      4. E.T., PHONE HOME
      5. FOUR NOUNS
      6. HOT POTATO
      7. LIFE WITHOUT . . .
      8. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
      9. MOVIE OR SONG OF YOUR LIFE
      10. PASSION
      11. RAINBOW
      12. UNTIDY TIMELINE
      13. WOULD YOU RATHER . . . ?
    2. CHAPTER 6 Phase 2 Activities: Communicate
      1. 100 . . . 150
      2. FIVE WORDS
      3. BOOLEAN SEARCH
      4. ELEVATOR TALK
      5. FOCUSED LISTENING
      6. LET’S EXPLORE LINGO
      7. ONLINE RESOURCE TIME TRAVEL
      8. READING A BRIEF
      9. REINCARNATION
      10. UH-OH!
    3. CHAPTER 7 Phase 3 Activities: Collaborate
      1. BUILD YOUR OWN SEARCH ENGINE
      2. BUILDING A BETTER KEYBOARD
      3. GROUP WIKI
      4. HOT AIR BALLOON
      5. REVERSE BRAINSTORM
      6. STUDENT-POWERED NING BLOGGING
      7. TEAM KICKOFF
      8. VEGETABLES
      9. VIRTUAL LOUNGE
      10. VLOGS ARE US
      11. WHINE AND CHEESE PARTY
    4. CHAPTER 8 Phase 4 Activities: Co-Facilitate
      1. COURSE VOCABULARY BANK
      2. FACILITATING DIVERSITY ONLINE
      3. FACTOIDS
      4. GOOGLE DOCS FOR PEER EVALUATION
      5. ONLINE ROLE-PLAY
      6. VIRTUAL DINING MEETING
    5. CHAPTER 9 Phase 5 Activities: Continue
      1. CLOUD QUILT
      2. CONCEPT QUILT
      3. DOLLAR STORE
      4. DO OVER
      5. JOB INTERVIEW
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. LESSONS MEET APPLICATION
      8. POEM FROM THE MIND OF . . .
      9. POETRY MEETS THEORY
      10. SHOW ME THE MONEY
      11. TALK WITH GRANDMOTHER
      12. VIRTUAL DOOR
  10. References
  11. Index