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The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips Paperback – Jun 1 2010
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About the Author
Judith V. Boettcher, Ph.D., is a consultant and author in online and distance learning at the University of Florida and with Designing for Learning (www.designingforlearning.info).
Rita-Marie Conrad, Ph.D., is an online faculty member at various institutions, including Florida State University. She is also coauthor of one of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning, Engaging the Online Learner.
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I was the instructor at Santa Clara University for a faculty online class on how to teach blended and online courses. The Media Services staff selected Boettcher and Conrad's book as our class text.
We used the authors' insights into the stages of optimal online class development and the Ten Core Learning Principles as the foundation and structure for our class. The book is organized so that auxiliary tips can easily be referenced from the core principles and class stages. This organization brings the central processes of online teaching to the forefront; yet it allows for other important information to be integrated into the core without the reader being overwhelmed by the amount of helpful material.
The faculty who were class participants unanimously praised Boettcher and Conrad's book. Some said they were so inspired by the authors' sound and effective pedagogy that they used it to create better face-to-face classes. I would recommend this book without qualification to beginning as well as experienced online instructors. By Jean Ponder Soto
They make no bones about what a large undertaking an online class is for the teacher, but they give a lot of help toward doing it. Now that I've taught several online courses, I can testify that the authors are not overstating the amount of work involved for the teacher: maybe 5 times as much as for an in-person course, at least until you get a course into a more-or-less finished form. And I haven't yet done everything that they recommend in the book!
Although the writing gets a bit tediously academic in some places--I skimmed through those parts--this is overall an excellent book from excellent teachers. I haven't seen any that match it. (BTW, at the same time I purchased Making the Move to eLearning by Lehmann & Chamberlin. I'd give that one a miss. It wasn't specific enough for my needs.)
Note added October 2014: I recently finished a very fine online course with one of the authors (Rita Conrad). The subject was how to teach online, and this book was the main text. The course brought the book to life and helped me see what a valuable resource it will continue to be, while the book helped ground us students in specifics and in the trajectory of an online course. Rita definitely practices what she preaches.