Teaching Children Online A Conversation-based Approach Author: Carla Meskill, Natasha Anthony

Format:
Ebook(PDF) - 200 pages
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ISBN:
9781788922029
Published:
30 Nov 2018
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Dimensions:
245 x 174
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

What does best practice in online education look like? How can educators make use of the affordances offered by online environments to bring out the best in the children they teach? These questions are answered in this new textbook, written with experienced teachers, novice educators and teacher educators in mind. Meskill and Anthony offer a wealth of examples of what successful online teaching looks like, and provide a rich source of practical, conversation-based strategies for optimizing online learning. This book will inspire anyone teaching or planning to teach fully online, or in a blended or hybrid format, by demonstrating how well constructed online conversations constitute powerful teaching.

Review:

Providing a much-needed framework for a conversation-based approach to teaching and learning, this book is a resource-filled guide emphasizing the use of information and communication technology to promote sound learning. Embedded in the strategies is encouragement for communication, reflection, and growth. The content and techniques contained in Teaching Children Online are elements all teachers and instructional designers need in their tool box.

- Zane Berge, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Author Biography:

Carla Meskill is Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research and teaching explore new forms of technology use in language education and professional development as well as the influences of new technologies on evolving language and literacy practices. With Natasha Anthony she is the author of Teaching Languages Online (Multilingual Matters, 2015), which is now in its 2nd edition.

Natasha Anthony is Director of the International Language Laboratory and Associate Professor of Russian at Hudson Valley Community College in New York. She designs and teaches online Russian courses as well as online graduate courses in Education. Her research focuses on Computer Assisted Language Learning and, more specifically, on the use of synchronous and asynchronous oral components in online language courses.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Text


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