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Creating Online Learning Experiences

(9 reviews)

Matt Crosslin, University of Texas at Arlington

Brett Benham, University of Texas at Arlington

Justin T. Dellinger, University of Texas at Arlington

Amber Patterson, City of Mesquite, Texas

Peggy Semingson, The University of Texas at Arlington

Catherine A. Spann, University of Colorado

Brittany Usman, University of Texas at Arlington

Harriet Watkins

Justin T. Dellinger, University of Texas at Arlington

Rebecca Heiser, Penn State University

Katerina Riviou, Greece & Open University of Netherlands

Brittany Usman, University of Texas at Arlington

Pub Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 9780989887816

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Language: English

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CC BY-NC

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Reviewed by Kilee Saldivar , Professor, Treasure Valley Community College on 1/4/20

I do believe this is a great text to review for enhancing or developing your online classes. I believe the concepts within the text are precise to online learning and provide the reader with plenty of information for each topic. I was very happy... read more

 

Reviewed by Lori-Beth Larsen, Instructor, Central Lakes College on 12/30/19

This book is delightfully comprehensive. The links provide pathways to ideas beyond the text. I found myself lost in the ideas of rhizomatic education. The basic structure of the book is not overly explanatory. It presents the basic concepts of... read more

 

Reviewed by Crystal Howell, Assistant Professor, Randolph College on 12/20/19

As the authors write in the introduction, “‘online experiences’ is a broad term that covers a large number of contexts and possibilities” (p. xiii). This textbook covers a wide range of those possibilities. The authors’ stated intention is to... read more

 

Reviewed by Adam Barger, Associate Director of Academic Innovation , William & Mary on 12/17/19

This text has a wealth of resources, links, and navigation helps that encourage the reader/learner to explore further. However, the effort at brevity results in some overly simplistic or assumptive approaches to summarizing research or theoretical... read more

 

Reviewed by Scott Schopieray, Curriculum Development Specialist, Michigan State University on 11/22/19

The book covers most of the major topics that would be included in an introductory course on developing/teaching online courses. At some points in the book I wished for more coverage of the topic. read more

 

Reviewed by Adam Gacs, Instructor, Michigan State University on 11/21/19

This book originated as a guide/manual for MOOCs (massive open online courses) development but has later been expanded into its current OER book form through several authors. It is certainly still skewed a bit towards MOOCs rather than regular... read more

 

Reviewed by Deryl Bissonnette, Assistant Professor; Metadata/E-Resources Librarian, Rhode Island College on 10/31/19

This is a comprehensive guide for developing online courses. It offers direction applicable to any educational instruction and context taking the reader through the various stages of design while discussing: educational philosophies, teaching... read more

 

Reviewed by Katherine Brau, Professor, Minnesota State University System on 10/3/19

The selection of topics / chapters are appropriate, common and emerging topics in the online learning creation process. Emerging topics include a chapter dedicated to open educational resources. Concepts within the chapters are appropriate and... read more

 

Reviewed by Dave Gingerich, Affiliate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 7/26/19

One of this book's major strengths is its comprehensive treatment of online learning experiences for practitioners. Although it includes a very extensive bibliography, this book is above all a practical guide for designing, evaluating, and using... read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Online Courses
  • Chapter 2: Basic Philosophies
  • Chapter 3: Institutional Courses
  • Chapter 4: Production Timelines and Processes
  • Chapter 5: Effective Practices
  • Chapter 6: Creating Effective Course Activities
  • Chapter 7: Creating Effective Course Content
  • Chapter 8: Open Educational Resources
  • Chapter 9: Assessment and Grading Issues
  • Chapter 10: Creating Quality Videos
  • Chapter 11: Utilizing Social Learning in Online Courses
  • Chapter 12: Mindfulness in Online Courses
  • Chapter 13: Advanced Course Design
  • Chapter 14: Marketing of an Online Course

About the Book

This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

About the Contributors

Authors

Matt Crosslin, Ph.D., Researcher, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Brett Benham, Ph.D., Retired, former Technical Media Coordinator, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Justin T. Dellinger, M.A., Associate Director, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Amber Patterson, M.A., Marketing Coordinator, City of Mesquite, Texas

Peggy Semingson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Literacy Studies, College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington

Catherine A. Spann, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado

Brittany Usman, M.S., Instructional Designer, University of Texas at Arlington

Harriet Watkins, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Instructional Connections

Editors

Justin T. Dellinger, M.A., Associate Director, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Rebecca Heiser, M.A., Instructional Designer, Penn State University

Katerina Riviou, Ph.D. Candidate, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece & Open University of Netherlands

Brittany Usman, M.S., Instructional Designer, University of Texas at Arlington