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The Online Teaching Survival Guide, 2nd Edition by Rita-Marie Conrad, Judith V. Boettcher

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Chapter 1Teaching Online: The Big Picture

WHY DOESN'T THIS book jump right into the tips for effective online and blended learning? Because using the tips depends on an understanding of how people learn, or pedagogy. Pedagogy is the science of how to design and teach so that students experience lasting and significant learning. The most important missing element in the preparation of many higher education faculty is a foundation in teaching and learning principles and practices. This chapter attempts to help you build that foundation, one that will have long-lasting impact as you journey toward becoming an expert in online and blended teaching and learning.

The first part of the chapter focuses briefly on a big-picture perspective of higher ...

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