CFDE Library Books about Online Teaching and Learning

The following books, about various aspects of online education, are available to be checked out from Woodruff Library. You can find these books on the shelves inside the CFDE office (216 Woodruff Library). For your convenience, this annotated bibliography includes library call numbers. 

Grading Strategies for the Online College Classroom: A Collection of Articles for Faculty, by Magna Publications

LB 1028.5 .G73 2016

Promotes a paradigm shift from simply managing the grading load, to seeing grading practices as ways to communicate clear expectations and foster student participation in the online classroom. Topics include: tests and quizzes, online discussions, efficiently giving feedback, and communicating effectively with students.

Teaching Strategies for the Online College Classroom: A Collection of Articles for Faculty, by Magna Publications

LB 1028.5 .T39 2016

This collection of brief articles by experienced online educators offers accessible, practical strategies to make online courses welcoming, clear, and fruitful. Topics include: developing instructor presence, building rapport with students, and promoting civility and participation in online discussions and other class activities.

Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments, ed. by Selma Koç, Xiongyi Liu, and Patrick Wachira

LB 1028.3 .A7689 2015

Grounded in theory and practice, essays in this volume address assessment in online learning environments (part 1) and in blended courses (part 2). Topics include: effective assessment design, choosing appropriate methods and technology tools, and incorporating student self-assessment and peer assessment.

Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model, ed. by Jared Keengwe, Grace Onchwari, and James Oigara

LB 1027.23 .P75 2014

Defines the flipped classroom model as a learning environment structured so that “students prepare for an upcoming lesson outside of class and then engage in learning challenges inside the class.” Addresses theoretical foundations, suggests best practices, and describes several examples of flipped classrooms that highlight the benefits and challenges of this model.

Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development, by Robin M. Smith

LB 1044.87 .S617 2014

Lays out a blueprint for developing online courses, with attention to prioritizing and scaffolding content, as well as to choosing among various options for presenting content and assessing learning. Applies theories of pedagogy and adult learning to help online instructors maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their teaching. Includes time-saving tips, templates, learning guides, and concrete action steps. 

Discussion-Based Online Teaching To Enhance Student Learning: Theory, Practice, and Assessment, by Tisha Bender (2nd edition)

LB 1044.87 .B43 2012

Reconsiders teaching and learning in light of rapidly expanding digital technologies and new forms of communication. Applies learning theories to online discussion-based courses; offers practical applications for designing and teaching wholly online or hybrid classes; and concludes with methods and considerations for assessing online education. 

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction, by Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson

LB 1044.87 .C655 2012

Part 1 applies the theory of engaged learning (including implementation and assessment) to online and blended learning environments. Part 2 offers detailed examples of learning activities for each phase of engagement: connecting, communicating, collaborating, co-facilitating, and continuing.

Online Teaching in the Digital Age, by Pat Swenson and Nancy A. Taylor

LB 1044.87 .S94 2012

Succinct and practical guide to developing and teaching online courses, whether you are starting from scratch or are transferring materials from a traditional classroom to an online environment. Topics include: Learning Management Systems, educational applications available on the internet, synchronous (real time) and asynchronous teaching options, assessment checklists, and sample online syllabi. 

How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course: Achieving Student-Centered Learning Through Blended Classroom, Online, and Experiential Activities, by Jay Caulfield

LB 1027.23 .C24 2011

Defines hybrid courses as “courses that have reduced ‘face time’ that is replaced by time spent outside the traditional classroom” (in online learning and/or experiential learning in the community). Highlights key aspects of theory, questions to consider during design, and components to include in a hybrid course in order to promote outcomes-based active learning.

Teaching Online: A Practical Guide, by Susan Ko and Steve Rossen (3rd edition)

LB 2395.7 .K67 2010

Detailed, accessible and highly practical guide for instructors who are teaching (or will teach) wholly online or blended courses. Part 1 introduces the skills, support, and resources needed for online teaching. Part 2 addresses how to develop (or convert) course content for the online environment and how to take advantage of digital tools and resources. Part 3 focuses on classroom management and facilitation.

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