This book includes a definitive model for engaged learning that can be applied in a wide range of on-line learning environments and across age levels. It also addresses current topics such as engaging in a blended learning environment, social networking, and using related technology tools.
Continuing to Engage the Online Learner provides an introduction to the theory of engaged learning and its design, assessment, and management in online and blended learning environments. In addition, the book describes the types of activities that engage the online learner in each phase of engagement and provides 50 new examples of activities.
Rita-Marie Conrad is the instructional strategist and technologist for the Institute for Educational Excellence at Duke University. She has been an online faculty member and consultant on the design of online courses for nearly two decades. A frequent presenter on the topic of online design and interaction, she is also coauthor of The Online Teaching Survival Guide published by Jossey-Bass. J. Ana Donaldson is an online educator and consultant and a contributing faculty member for Walden University in their online Ph.D. Educational Technology program. She consults on instructional design and program evaluation and has presented numerous workshops on using technology with engaged learning. Conrad and Donaldson are the authors of Engaging the Online Learner, the best-selling book in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning series.
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