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[book cover] Teaching Health Professionals Online

Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry

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December 2013

9781927356654 (Paperback)
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Education / Education: Distance Education / Health & Medical Studies



About the Book

Teaching Health Professionals Online: Frameworks and Strategies is a must-read for professionals in the health care field who strive to deliver excellence in their online classes. This compendium of teaching strategies will assist both new and experienced instructors in the health professions. In addition to outlining creative, challenging activities with step-by-step directions and explanations of why they work, each chapter situates these practical techniques within the context of a particular theory of learning: instructional immediacy, invitational theory, constructivism, connectivism, transformative learning, and quantum learning theory. The authors also address other issues familiar to those who have taught online courses. How can a distance instructor build teacher-student relationships? How does one create a sense of community in the virtual classroom? How can an online instructor best support students in their future pursuit of knowledge and their development as competent professionals? By considering these and other concerns, this handbook aims to help instructors to increase student success and satisfaction, which, the authors hope, will in the long run contribute to improved patient care.


About the Authors

Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry teach in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University. Melrose has published widely on educating health professionals and is a winner of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. Park developed her first online nursing course for the University of Manitoba in 1997 and has subsequently developed and taught many courses for Athabasca University. Perry is currently principal investigator of a SSHRC-funded study that explores how artistic pedagogical technologies influence interaction, social presence, and community in the online post-secondary classroom.



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Download1. Instructional Immediacy: The Heart of Collaborating and Learning in Groups

Download2. Invitational Theory: Developing the Plus Factor

Download3. Constructivism: Building on What Learners Know

Download4. Connectivism: Learning by Forming Connections

Download5. Transformational Learning: Creating Attitudinal Shifts in Online Learners

Download6. Quantum Learning Environments: Making the Virtual Seem Real in the Online Classroom
[by Katherine Janzen]

DownloadConclusion: Rethinking Online Course Design and Teaching