How to master the evolving art and science of distance educationDistance education is enabling individuals to earn college and graduate degrees, professional certificates, and a wide range of skills and credentials. In addition to the expanding role of distance learning in higher education, all types of organizations now offer web-based training courses to employees, clients, and other associates. In this significantly updated and expanded second edition of Teach Beyond Your Reach, Robin Neidorf takes a practical, curriculum-focused approach designed to help new and experienced distance educators develop and deliver quality courses and training sessions. She shares best practices and examples; surveys the tools of the trade; and covers key issues including instructional design, course craft, adult learning styles, student-teacher interaction, strategies for building a community of learners, and much more. Read this informative and inspiring book to master the evolving art and science of distance education.
Reviews"A terrific resource not only for those new to distance learning but as a reference for those of us already in the field." —Mitch Fleishman, Plumtree Software
"Lays out everything you need to get started teaching online, and gives you enough coaching to take it to the next level of sophistication when you're ready. Supportive, encouraging, and confidence-instilling." —Kim Dority, Dority & Associates
"Fear the mysteries and challenges of distance learning no more! Robin Neidorf eases readers through the terms, concepts, tasks, and challenges to success." —Dr. Michael Allen, author, Michael Allen's Guide to E-Learning
Author BiographyRobin Neidorf teaches writing and communications to adult students online through the University of Phoenix and teaches an online creative writing course through the University of Gävle in Sweden. She has provided research, training, and communications consulting through her company, Electric Muse, and is the author of e-Merchant: Retail Strategies for e-Commerce. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.