This book was written to provide educators with a professional development opportunity from an academic leader and innovative educator. The purpose of this book is to inspire your work as an online educator, develop engaging instructional practices, connect with students in a meaningful manner, and perform your very best.
Every online instructor needs a set of tools, techniques, and strategies to make the process of teaching an online class more effective. Whether you are a first-time online instructor or a seasoned professional, there is something you will likely find beneficial for your work within this new book.
This book was written to provide educators with a professional development opportunity from an academic leader and innovative educator. You can choose to read it from beginning to end, or you can choose a chapter to review at the start of each course you are assigned to teach. You may also find it useful to review specific topics of interest after you have conducted a self-assessment at the end of a class.
The purpose of this book is to inspire your work as an online educator, develop engaging instructional practices, connect with students in a meaningful manner, and perform your very best.
The following list provides the chapters that are within this book:
CHAPTER 1. Becoming Visible in a Virtual Class
CHAPTER 2. Working with Online Students
CHAPTER 3. The Impact of Student Beliefs
CHAPTER 4. Learning in a Virtual Environment
CHAPTER 5. Online Class Discussions
CHAPTER 6. Student-Centered Strategies
CHAPTER 7. Online Teaching Challenges
CHAPTER 8. Online Teaching Best Practices
CHAPTER 9. Professional Development
CHAPTER 10. Excellence in Online Teaching
CHAPTER 11. Working as an Online Instructor
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About Dr. Johnson
Dr. Bruce A. Johnson is an inspirational author, writer, and teacher.
Dr. Johnson's career has involved helping others learn, including people and organizations. His roles have included Manager of Training and Development, Human Performance Improvement Consultant, Online Instructor, Career Coach, Curriculum Developer, Manager of Faculty Development, and Chief Academic Officer.
Since 2005, Dr. J has specialized in distance learning, adult education, faculty development, online teaching, career management, career development, and human performance improvement. He has a Ph.D. in Postsecondary and Adult Education, a Certificate in Training and Performance Improvement, and a Master of Business Administration, MBA. Presently Dr. J is a Core Faculty member for one of the premiere online universities.
As a scholar practitioner, Dr. J was published in a scholarly journal and he has been a featured presenter at an international distance learning conference. He has also published books, eBooks, and over 200 online articles about adult learning, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development, helping to fulfill his life's mission to teach, mentor, write, and inspire others.
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