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Delivering a Course, 2nd Edition

Book Description

This guide focuses on the problems associated with presenting material to learners. Designed to help teachers make the right decision about the presentation of course materials, it includes strategies for both groups and individuals, and advice on introducing change and coping with the unexpected.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. The Complete Guide to Teaching a Course
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright Page
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Introduction
    1. What does each chapter cover?
  8. Chapter 1 Opening Up a Closed Setting
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. Resource management
    4. Managing instructional materials
    5. The learning resource centre
    6. Supporting the learners
    7. Opening up a closed setting
    8. Projects and assignments
    9. Directed reading
    10. Learning guides
    11. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2 Doing Something Different in the Classroom: Making Delivery Work for You
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. New materials or courses and young learners
    4. New materials or courses and older learners
    5. New materials or courses and independent learners
    6. Why make the simple complex?
    7. Learning how to learn
    8. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3 Coping with Newness
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. Supporters and antagonists
    4. Managing change at the delivery stage
    5. Gathering information at delivery
    6. Tracking the process
    7. Gathering evidence for evaluation
    8. Delivery of Internet based materials
    9. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4 Expecting the Unexpected
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. What happens if there is a change in government?
    4. What happens if there is a change in funding?
    5. What happens if there is a change in community support?
    6. What if the delivery process goes wrong?
    7. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5 Now You Are Prepared – But What About Your Learners
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. Getting the materials ready
    4. You are prepared – but is the learner?
    5. Presenting new knowledge
    6. Retaining and retrieving new information
    7. Helping the learner learn
    8. Learning style
    9. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6 Instructional Events
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. The tell methods
    4. The show methods
    5. The do methods
    6. Putting it all together
    7. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 7 Interaction with a Purpose
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. Learning and interaction
    4. Learning media
    5. Interaction with the teacher
    6. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 8 Letting Go: The Transfer of Knowledge
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. Transfer of knowledge: teacher to learner
    4. Learning possibilities offered by technology
    5. Recognition of life experience and prior learning
    6. Oh… and the threat!
    7. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 9 Computer Managed Learning
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. A CML course
    4. Learner interaction with CML
    5. Your interaction with a typical CML system
    6. CML and open learning
    7. CML and on-line learning
    8. Sample course design
    9. Categorization of test items
    10. Conclusion
  17. Chapter 10 Delivering On-line Learning Materials
    1. Summary
    2. Introduction
    3. Why use Web based learning?
    4. Computer platform
    5. Design and development considerations
    6. Physical design
    7. Conclusion
  18. Further Reading
  19. Index