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Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses

Book Description

Online learning has become a prominent and inseparable component of higher education in recent years. Questions related to course structure, levels of interaction, presence, and participation within online courses persist and invite further inquiry for determining factors that encourage effective teaching and learning in online environments. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses explores models of course development and delivery techniques to improve instruction, learning, and student satisfaction in online courses. Covering topics such as rates of participation, student engagement and retention, and social development, this handbook serves as a resource for educators in online learning environments, as well as for course designers and developers of online courses and researchers whose agenda includes examining interaction, presence, and participation in online courses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    2. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Theoretical Applications and Research Basis for Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses
    1. Chapter 1: An Ecological Model of Student Interaction in Online Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
      3. REFERENCES
      4. ADDITIONAL READING
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Maintaining Motivation in Online Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARCS-V MOTIVATIONAL DESIGN MODEL
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: The Pivotal Role of Faculty in Online Student Engagement and Retention
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COURSE INFRASTRUCTURE TO ENGAGE AND RETAIN STUDENTS
      5. TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION
      6. PREPARING FACULTY TO TEACH ONLINE
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Participation in Online Distance Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: PRESENCE AND PARTICIPATION IN DISTANCE LEARNING
      4. A CONSTELLATION OF CONSIDERATIONS AND COMPLEXITY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Building Interaction Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF BLOG JOURNALS
      5. OUT IN THE ‘REAL WORLD’: JOURNALING IN BLOGGER
      6. FACILITATING ‘REAL WORLD’ LEARNING: JOURNALING IN THE LMS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: A Mixed Methods Examination of Instructor Social Presence in Accelerated Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: “I'm Not Simply Dealing with Some Heartless Computer”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX 1: POST-VIDEOCONFERENCE WRITTEN REFLECTION TEMPLATE
      13. APPENDIX 2: EXCERPT OF DIGITAL MENTORING SESSION FROM TRANSCRIPT
      14. APPENDIX 3: DESCRIPTION OF CONTENT AND DESIGN OF VIDEOCONFERENCE SESSIONS
    8. Chapter 8: Building Interaction in Adults' Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADULT EDUCATION
      4. THE E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ADULTS
      5. CASE STUDY: TRAINING E-EDUCATORS ON INTEGRATING ADULT EDUCATION PRINCIPLES IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 9: Preparing Online Learning Readiness with Learner-Content Interaction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOL AND AOL CAPABILITIES FOR ONLINE LEARNING
      4. STUDENT SUPPORT AND SUCCESSFUL ONLNE LEARNING
      5. LEARNER-CONTENT INTERACTION AND SCAFFOLDING SRL IN ONLINE COURSES
      6. CASE STUDY: PREPARING ONLINE LEARNING READINESS WITH LEARNER-CONTENT INTERACTION
      7. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 10: Web-Based Technologies for Ensuring Interaction in Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WEB-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. FACULTY RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. STUDENT RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. MAIN FINDINGS
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. LIMITATIONS OF STUDY
      12. IMPLICATIONS
      13. RECOMMENDATIONS
      14. CONCLUSION
      15. FUTURE RESEARCH
      16. REFERENCES
      17. ADDITIONAL READING
      18. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Practical Applications and Strategies for Ensuring Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses
    1. Chapter 11: More Teaching in Less Time
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CREATING AN EFFICIENT ONLINE CLASSROOM
      4. MANAGING ONLINE TEACHING TIME
      5. TEACHING ACTIVITIES TO FOSTER ENGAGEMENT, PRESENCE AND INTERACTION
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Instructor-Driven Strategies for Establishing and Sustaining Social Presence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL PRESENCE
      5. WEB 2.0
      6. EDUCATION 3.0
      7. TOOLS OF THE TRADE
      8. BEST PRACTICES
      9. QUALITY ASSURANCE
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 13: Engage Online Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND BEHAVIORAL ENGAGEMENT
      4. STUDENT INTERACTIONS
      5. MEASURING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
      6. PROMOTING STUDENT-INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION
      7. PROMOTING STUDENT-STUDENT INTERACTION
      8. PROMOTING STUDENT-CONTENT INTERACTION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 14: Ensuring Presence in Online Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STRATEGIES FOR ENSURING PRESENCE
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 15: Teaching and Learning Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORY OF DISTANCE LEARNING
      4. WHAT IS ONLINE LEARNING?
      5. LEARNING THEORIES
      6. INTERACTIONS IN AN ONLINE COURSE
      7. CHALLENGES TO ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING
      8. CREATING EFFECTIVE ONLINE COURSES
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEYWORDS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 16: Interacting at a Distance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CREATING ENGAGEMENT IN ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (OLES)
      4. FIELD OF DREAMS (OF INTERACTION): IF I BUILD IT, WILL THEY COME? SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 17: Encouraging and Increasing Student Engagement and Participation in an Online Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ENCOURAGING AND INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN AN ONLINE CLASSROOM
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 18: Building Relationship Through Learning Communities and Participation in Online Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SELECTING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
      4. ELEMENTS OF A PEDAGOGICALLY SOUND COURSE
      5. CONNECTING STUDENTS TO SUBJECT MATTER
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 19: Deepening Understanding of Multicultural Online Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 20: Stylized Moments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors