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Virtual Mentoring for Teachers

Book Description

A major investment in professional development is necessary to ensure the fundamental success of instructors in technology-integrated classrooms and in online courses. However, while traditional models of professional development rely on face-to-face instruction, online methods are also gaining traction-viable means for faculty development.
Virtual Mentoring for Teachers: Online Professional Development Practices offers peer-reviewed essays and research reports contributed by an array of scholars and practitioners in the field of instructional technology and online education. It is organized around two primary themes: professional development models for faculty in online environments and understanding e-Learning and best practices in teaching and learning in online environments. The objective of this scholarship is to highlight research-based online professional development programs and best practices models that have been shown to enhance effective teaching and learning in a variety of environments.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Foreword
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Professional Development Models for Faculty in Online Environments
    1. Chapter 1: Designing Effective Online Instructor Training and Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPLICATION OF ADULT LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Professional Development with Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) Teaching Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FIRST PRINCIPLES OF MOTIVATION TO LEARN AND E3-LEARNING
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Multi-Modal Professional Development for Faculty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
      9. APPENDIX C
      10. APPENDIX D
    4. Chapter 4: The Networked Learning Framework
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. SOCIAL MEDIA AND EDUCATION
      3. COURSELETS
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Two Quadrants for the Development of Virtual Environments to Support Collaboration between Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: A Model for Online Instructor Training, Support, and Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Professional Development in a Virtual World
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SECOND LIFE BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDY: DR. SPEAKER MENTORS DR. GRUBAUGH IN SECOND LIFE
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Using Virtual World Technology as a Faculty Development Tool in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: Assessment Processes for Online Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND ON ASSESSMENT
      4. DETERMINING THE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT
      5. DEVELOPING ASSESSMENT TOOLS
      6. MAKING USE OF THE DATA
      7. CASE STUDY: USING JOURNALING AS AN ASSESSMENT TOOL
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 2: Understanding E-Learning and Best Practices in Teaching and Learning in Online Environments
    1. Chapter 10: Definition and History of Online Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOURCES FOR QUALITY ONLINE PD
    2. Chapter 11: Professional Development for Online Educators
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. FUTURE TRENDS
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Teaching in the Digital Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Motivation of the E-Learner
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOTIVATION AND E-LEARNING
      4. THE MOTIVATIONAL MATRIX: E-LEARNER, FACILITATOR, AND EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. IMPLICATIONS OF THE PERCEPTIONS AND PROPOSED EXPLANATORY MODEL
      6. MOVING FORWARD
    5. Chapter 14: Adult Learning Influence on Faculty Learning Cycle
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 15: Strategies for Online Instruction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODELING
      4. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 16: Online Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE-STUDY: THE ONLINE MASTER PROGRAM IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION AT CANISIUS COLLEGE
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index