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Empowering Online Learning. 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2239242
  • Book
  • August 2008
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This is an essential resource for anyone designing or facilitating online learning. It introduces an easy, practical model (R2D2: read, reflect, display, and do) that will show online educators how to deliver content in ways that benefit all types of learners (visual, auditory, observational, and kinesthetic) from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels. With a solid theoretical foundation and concrete guidance and examples, this book can be used as a handy reference, a professional guidebook, or a course text. The authors intend for it to help online instructors and instructional designers as well as those contemplating such positions design, develop, and deliver learner-centered online instruction.

Empowering Online Learning has 25 unique activities for each phase of the R2D2 model as well as summary tables helping you pick and choose what to use whenever you need it. Each activity lists a description, skills addressed, advice, variations, cost, risk, and time index, and much more.

This title is loaded with current information about emerging technologies (e.g., simulations, podcasts, wikis, blogs) and the Web 2.0. With a useful model, more than 100 online activities, the latest information on emerging technologies, hundreds of quickly accessible Web resources, and relevance to all types and ages of learners--Empowering Online Learning is a book whose time has come.

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Preface v

Acknowledgments xii

About the Authors xiv

1 The R2D2 Model: Read, Reflect, Display, and Do 1

2 Phase 1 of the R2D2 Model: Verbal and Auditory Learners 15

3 Activities for Phase 1: Verbal and Auditory Learners 26

4 Phase 2 of the R2D2 Model: Reflective and Observational Learners 67

5 Activities for Phase 2: Reflective and Observational Learners 78

6 Phase 3 of the R2D2 Model: Visual Learners 118

7 Activities for Phase 3: Visual Learners 134

8 Phase 4 of the R2D2 Model: Hands-On Learners 181

9 Activities for Phase 4: Hands-On Learners 199

10 Integrating R2D2 and Final Reflections on the Web of Learning 249

Web Links, Examples, and Resources 264

References 284

Index 294

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Curtis J. Bonk
Ke Zhang
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