Interdisciplinary Approaches to Distance Teaching

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Distance Teaching : Connecting Classrooms in Theory and Practice

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Synchronous technologies, particularly interactive video conferencing (IVC), are becoming common modes of teaching and delivering college courses. The increasing popularity of IVC in the U.S. and abroad calls for more pedagogically effective practices for instructors using this technology. This volume focuses on innovative and proven approaches to IVC teaching in a variety of disciplines: English, history, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, social work, and elementary and special education. Contributors hail from a pioneering university at the forefront of distance education and understand the practice and potential of IVC teaching at the highest levels. Chapters outline the challenges and benefits of IVC teaching from pedagogical, technical, and administrative more

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  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14.22mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 black & white tables
  • 1138908444
  • 9781138908444

About Alan R. Blackstock

Alan Blackstock is Professor of English at Utah State University, USA. Nathan Straight is Associate Professor of English at Utah State University, more

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Contents Introduction Taking the Long View: The Value of IVC Teaching in Distance Education Part I: Rethinking the IVC Classroom Chapter 1 Distance as Substance: Place-Based Studies for Place-Bound Students Nathan Straight Chapter 2 Interactive Video Conferencing versus the Face-to-Face Biology Classroom: Understanding Student Attitudes and Behaviors Thayne Sweeten Chapter 3 "Drive-By English": Teaching College Writing to High School Seniors via IVC Alan Blackstock and Virginia Norris Exton Part II: Distance Teaching by Design Chapter 4 Flip-Teaching College Chemistry in Broadcast Classrooms Michael A. Christiansen Chapter 5 Proven Strategies for Blended Learning: Case Studies from Distance Teaching in History Clayton D. Brown Chapter 6 Course Delivery Methods for Effective Distance Science Education: A Case Study of Taking an Introductory Geology Class Online Benjamin Burger Part III: Team Teaching with IVC Chapter 7 Interdisciplinary Team Instruction in a Distance-Delivered First-Year Engineering Course Angela Minichiello, Tracy Blake, Wade H. Goodridge, and David Sam Chapter 8 Practical Strategies for Team Teaching in the Distance Education (IVC) Context Susan Cutler Egbert and Sean Camp Part IV: Field Experience at a Distance Chapter 9 Distance Field Education in Social Work: Development, Delivery, and Evaluation Susan Cutler Egbert, Diane Calloway-Graham, and Derrik Tollefson Chapter 10 Growing Teachers in the Field: A Distance-Delivered Teacher Education Program Laura S. Foley Chapter 11 If You Can't Make It to the Meeting, Send Your Avatar: Teaching Distance-Learning Students to Collaborate in a Multi-User Virtual Environment Nancy Glomb, Lee L. Mason, and Peter Blair Appendix: IVC from an Administrative and Technical Perspective The Evolution of Distance Education at Utah State University John D. Barton, Elisa Taylor, and Robert W. Wagnershow more

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