Readings & Resources

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Readings & Resources

Required Texts

These are the course texts. Please see individual course units for specific readings from these texts.

Anderson, T. & Elloum, F. (Eds.) (2008). Theory and practice of online learning.  Athabasca University.

Finkelstein, J. (2006). Learning in real time:  Synchronous teaching and learning online. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hyder, K., Kwinn, A., Miazga, R., & Murray, M. (2007). The eLearning guild’s handbook on synchronous e-learning. Santa Rosa, CA: The e-Learning Guild.

Unit 1

Required Readings

Ally, M. (2008). Chapter One: Foundations of educational theory for online learning. In Anderson, F. & Elloum, F.  (Eds).Theory and practice of online learning.  Athabasca University.

Finkelstein, J. (2006). Learning in real time:  Synchronous teaching and learning online. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Chapters 1 and 2).

Hrastinski, S. (2008). A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that each supports different purposes. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 31(4), (October–December). Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0848.pdf.

Hyder, K., Kwinn, A., Miazga, R., & Murray, M. (2007). The eLearning guild’s handbook on synchronous e-learning. Santa Rosa, CA: The e-Learning Guild. (Chapter 1).

Olaniran, B.A. (2006). Applying synchronous computer-mediated communication into course design. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 23(3), 210-220. doi:10.1108/10650740610674210.

Video resources

Brainmass Video Lectures (Producer) & Kavanagh, J. (Presenter). (2013, March 28). Adult learning techniques – Part 1. [Video file]. 

Brainmass Video Lectures (Producer) & Kavanagh, J. (Presenter). (2013, March 28). Adult learning techniques – Part 2. [Video file]. 

Brainmass Video Lectures (Producer) & Kavanagh, J. (Presenter). (2013, March 28). Adult learning techniques – Part 3. [Video file].

Brainmass Video Lectures (Producer) & Kavanagh, J. (Presenter). (2013, March 28). Adult learning techniques – Part 4. [Video file]. ‬‬‬‬

Brainmass Video Lectures (Producer) & Kavanagh, J. (Presenter). (2013, March 28). Adult learning techniques – Part 5. [Video file].

Brainmass Video Lectures (Producer) & Kavanagh, J. (Presenter). (2013, March 28). Adult learning techniques – Part 6. [Video file].  ‬

LearningTechUK (Producer) & Jennings, C. (Presenter). (2013, March 28). Charles Jennings – The four ways adults learn: Learning technologies. [Video file].

Unit 2

Readings

Finkelstein, J. (2006). Learning in real time:  Synchronous teaching and learning online. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Chapters 3 and 4).

Hyder, K., Kwinn, A., Miazga, R., & Murray, M. (2007). The eLearning guild’s handbook on synchronous e-learning. Santa Rosa, CA: The e-Learning Guild. (pp 17-24).

Hrastinski, S., Keller, C. & Carlsson, S.A. (2010). Design exemplars for synchronous e-learning: a design theory approach. Computers & Education, 55 (2), 652-662.

Rubric Samples

California State University, Chico (2009). Rubrics for online instruction. (Use the section on Innovative use of Technology).    

San Diego State University (n.d.). Rubric template.

University of Wisconsin—Stout (2012). Rubrics for assessment resources

Video resources

Facilitador (Producer) & Dornbush, C. (Presenter).‬‬‬‬‬‬ (2012, February 2).  Learn how to deliver an engaging virtual classroom presentation in under 10 Minutes! [YouTube video file]

Unit 3

Readings

Entin, E.B., Sidman, J., & Neal, L. (2009).  Computer-supported collaborative learning: Best practices and principles for instructors. Development of online distributed training: Practical considerations and lessons learned. eLearn Magazine.

Fahy, P.J., (2008). Chapter six: Media characteristics and online learning technology. In T. Anderson & F. Elloum (Eds.), Theory and practice of online learning.  Athabasca University.     

Finkelstein, J. (2006). Learning in real time:  Synchronous teaching and learning online. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Chapter 5, pp. 93 -98 and Chapter 6).

Hyder, K., Kwinn, A., Miazga, R., & Murray, M. (2007). The eLearning guild’s handbook on synchronous e-learning. Santa Rosa, CA: The e-Learning Guild. (Chapters 3, 4, and 5).

Video resources

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, U. of Saskatchewan. (2012, November 28). Guest lecturers in online courses. (watch to 3min mark)‬‬‬‬. ‬‬‬‬

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, U. of Saskatchewan. (2012, November 28). ‪Using collaborate or other synchronous tools‬.

Unit 4

Readings

Finkelstein, J. (2006). Learning in real time:  Synchronous teaching and learning online. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Chapter 5, pp. 65 - 93).

Hyder, K., Kwinn, A., Miazga, R., & Murray, M. (2007). The eLearning guild’s handbook on synchronous e-learning. Santa Rosa, CA: The e-Learning Guild. (Chapter 3, pp. 43-44; Chapter 6 and 7).

Stewart. A.R., Harlow, D.B. & DeBacco, K. (2011). Students’ experience of synchronous learning in distributed environments. Distance Education, 32 (3), 357–381. DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2011.610289.

Video resources

Rothler, D. (Presenter). (2013, May 30). ‪Synchronous tools and how to use them - blended learning advanced teacher training, Part 2.‬ [YouTube video]
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Unit 5

Readings

Finkelstein, J. (2006). Learning in real time:  Synchronous teaching and learning online. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Additional Resources pp. 129 - 142)

Smyth, R. (2011). Enhancing learner–learner interaction using video communications in higher education: Implications from theorising about a new model. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42(1), 113-127.  doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00990.x

Video resources

Tedx (Producer) & Clark, D. (Presenter). (2012, April 2). More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years: Donald Clark at Tedx Glasgow. [YouTube video]