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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Live Online Learning

Strategies for the Web Conferencing Classroom

ISBN 9781137328755
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Teaching and Learning

Equips new and experienced educators with the skills required to succeed in live online learning. Based on years of experience and research, the authors offer best practice guidelines and practical resources. A life saver for anyone wishing to develop creative, innovative teaching methods to provide great online experiences for their learners.

Sarah Cornelius is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She has over twenty years' experience in distance and online learning in higher and further education.

Carole Gordon is Emeritus Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen, UK. For the past ten years, her teaching has included facilitating distance and online learning and in particular the development of live online learning as part of the CPD requirement for staff teaching in further education colleges.

Jan Schyma is a Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She has experience of developing and delivering open learning courses and has written courses for commercial organisations, colleges, universities, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

List of Figures and Tables
Series Editor's Preface
1. Be Inspired
2. Getting Started
3. Welcoming Learners
4. Creating a Learning Space
5. Engaging Learners
6. Is Anybody There?
7. Learners Working Together
8. Assessment for Learning
9. Getting it Right
10. Creative and Inclusive Live Online Learning
Suggested Further Reading


This book is packed full of practical ideas and technical tips for getting started with teaching in live online spaces. The focus is on building teachers' confidence to apply and amend the suggested activities to suit their own context.' – Professor Rhona Sharpe, Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University, UK
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