Welcome

This is the companion website for Jump-Start Your Online Classroom: Mastering Five Challenges in Five Days.

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Every year more online or technology-enhanced learning experiences become part of the educational environment, and the number of students taking online courses on residential campuses continues to grow. It is becoming clear that obtaining employment in higher education will be enhanced by possessing online teaching skills. In addition to increased courses, new instructional tools are creating environments that are mobile, interactive, and collaborative. How these trends are influencing and changing the way instructors relate to learners and provide learning experiences presents challenges new to the online classroom.

Jump-Start coverJump Start Your Online Classroom presents immediate guidance on teaching tips, tools, and techniques for creating worthwhile and exciting learning experiences in a digital classroom. This book is for the new instructor, for the instructor contemplating the uses of the virtual classroom, and for those who support online teaching and wish to know more about it. The tips, tools, and techniques suggested here will help you establish an instructional presence online and will prepare you to negotiate your way through the beginning weeks of your online course.

These challenges are to:

  • Make the Transition to Online Teaching
  • Build Online Spaces for Learning
  • Prepare Students for Online Learning
  • Manage and Facilitate the Online Classroom
  • Assess Learner Outcomes

Check out our instructor resources and contact us with comments or questions.