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Continuing to Engage the Online Learner. More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. Edition No. 1. Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning

  • ID: 2212750
  • Book
  • August 2012
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner

Contributing to both the theoretical and practical literature, Continuing to Engage the Online Learner expands on the work of Conrad and Donaldson's bestselling Engaging the Online Learner. This next-step resource introduces a new phase to their proven model, the Phases of Engagement, and addresses a wide range of online and hybrid learning environments, technology tools, and communication styles.

Comprehensive in scope, the book provides an introduction to the theory of engaged learning and its design, assessment, and management in online and blended learning environments and describes the types of activities that motivate the online learner in each phase of engagement. This down-to-earth resource also includes 50 new and illustrative activities paired with each phase of engagement. In Continuing to Engage the Online Learner Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson provide relevant and theoretically-sound information to enhance teaching and engage learners, offering a practical handbook for instructors.

"Conrad and Donaldson have done it again! Not only have they presented a solid and useful discussion of the phases of engagement, they have brought the theory alive through the presentation of practical activities that would work well in any online or hybrid course." —Rena Palloff, faculty, Fielding Graduate University and author, The Excellent Online Instructor

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Tables, Figure, and Exhibit vii

Preface ix

The Authors xiii

PART O N E : Revisiting Online Engagement 1

1. The State of Online Engagement 3

Foundations of Engagement 4

Engagement in Today’s Online Learning Environment 6

Impact of Social Networking and Connectivism 7

Increasing Transformational Learning 8

The Twenty-First-Century Learner 9

The Engaged Educator 10

Instructor’s Role and Philosophy 10

Creating a Sense of Presence 11

Mobile Technology 12

Summary 13

2. Evolution of the Phases of Engagement 14

Phase 1: Connect 15

Phase 2: Communicate 17

Phase 3: Collaborate 18

Phase 4: Co-Facilitate 19

Phase 5: Continue 20

Appropriate Activities 20

Summary 22

3. Implementing the Phases of Engagement 24

Online or Blended? 25

Engaging Large Classes 26

Managing Engagement 28

Timely Communication 29

Instructor Time Management 31

Changing Course 32

Online Educator’s “Bill of Rights” 33

Dealing with Diffi cult Students 34

Summary 34

4. Assessing Online Engaged Learning 36

Developing a Written Assessment for Online Engaged Learning 37

Developing a Performance Assessment for Online Engaged Learning 38

Grading 40

Providing Feedback 46

Technology to Use for Assessment 46

Phase-Based Assessment 47

Using Assessment to Improve Engagement 47

Summary 49

PART TWO: Activities to Engage Online Learners 51

5. Phase 1 Activities: Connect 53

Ten-Question Hunt 56

Bucket List 57

Dream Job 58

E.T., Phone Home 59

Four Nouns 60

Hot Potato 62

Life Without . . . 64

Location, Location, Location 65

Movie or Song of Your Life 66

Passion 67

Rainbow 68

Untidy Timeline 69

Would You Rather . . . ? 71

6. Phase 2 Activities: Communicate 73

100 . .
150 76

Five Words 77

Boolean Search 78

Elevator Talk 79

Focused Listening 80

Let’s Explore Lingo 81

Online Resource Time Travel 83

Reading a Brief 85

Reincarnation 87

Uh-Oh! 89

7. Phase 3 Activities: Collaborate 90

Build Your Own Search Engine 93

Building a Better Keyboard 96

Group Wiki 99

Hot Air Balloon 101

Reverse Brainstorm 102

Student-Powered Ning Blogging 103

Team Kickoff 106

Vegetables 107

Virtual Lounge 108

Vlogs Are Us 110

Whine and Cheese Party 113

8. Phase 4 Activities: Co-Facilitate 114

Course Vocabulary Bank 117

Facilitating Diversity Online 119

Factoids 121

Google Docs for Peer Evaluation 124

Online Role-Play 126

Virtual Dining Meeting 129

9. Phase 5 Activities: Continue 130

Cloud Quilt 133

Concept Quilt 135

Dollar Store 136

Do Over 137

Job Interview 138

Lessons Learned 139

Lessons Meet Application 140

Poem from the Mind of . . . 141

Poetry Meets Theory 143

Show Me the Money 145

Talk with Grandmother 147

Virtual Door 148

References 149

Index 152

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Rita-Marie Conrad Florida State University.

J. Ana Donaldson University of Northern Iowa.
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