How to master the evolving art and science of distance educationTaking a practical, curriculum-focused approach, this guide for both new and experienced distance educators allows them to develop and deliver quality courses and training sessions. Providing practices and examples, and surveying the tools of the trade, this fully updated and revised edition covers key issues including instructional design, course craft, adult learning styles, student–teacher interaction, and strategies for building a community of learners. Discussing how distance learning enables students of all kinds to earn college and graduate degrees, professional certificates, and a wide range of skills and credentials, this book details the rapidly expanding role of distance learning in higher education and the types of organizations that now offer Web-based training courses and teleseminars to their employees, clients, and other associates.
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.