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 educator. He has been working in the field of higher education and distance learning since 2005, and also served as a Human Performance Improvement consultant from 2005 to 2019. Prior to 2005, Dr. J worked in the field of Training and Performance Improvement as a Manager of Training and Development.
Dr. J's life's mission to teach, mentor, write, and inspire others. He earned a PhD in Postsecondary and Adult Education, a Certificate in Training and Performance Improvement (TPI), a Master's in Adult Education, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
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 over 230 online articles about adult learning, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development.
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