A Theory of the Online Teaching Experience

A Theory of the Online Teaching Experience

Sorin Walter Gudea (University of Phoenix, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-747-8.ch011
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Abstract

This chapter sets out to present a theory of the online teaching experience, as viewed by the teachers of online courses. It draws on the core categories presented in the previous two chapters (“Central Ideas: Teaching” and “Central Ideas: Technology”). The chapter proceeds by validating the core categories by means of triangulation with other published research, by identifying relationships and interplay among the 10 core categories, and by formulating the theory in narrative form.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Craig Van Slyke
Acknowledgment
Sorin Walter Gudea
Chapter 1
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The general focus of the chapter is on the various perspectives of online teaching. Specifically, its objective is to review what has been published... Sample PDF
Perspectives on Online Teaching
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Chapter 2
Teacher Profiles  (pages 27-47)
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This chapter presents a detailed analysis of four in-depth interviews with four selected teachers. Forty-four interviews were performed for this... Sample PDF
Teacher Profiles
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Chapter 3
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This chapter sets out to discover how teachers view online teaching and what they experience when teaching online. It focuses on the stories that... Sample PDF
What to Expect When Teaching Online
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Chapter 4
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In this chapter, teachers share their thoughts regarding the determinants for success in online teaching that makes some online teachers successful.... Sample PDF
Determinants of Online Teaching Success
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Chapter 5
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The chapter explores how teachers use information technology for their online courses, and the possible variations in the meaning they derive from... Sample PDF
The Online Teaching Experience: Teaching With Technology
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Chapter 6
Online Teaching Demands  (pages 113-136)
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Teachers are aware of and reflect on a variety of issues related to teaching online. In responding to the demands they notice, they highlight... Sample PDF
Online Teaching Demands
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Chapter 7
Gains and Losses  (pages 137-161)
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This chapter reviews the gains and losses experienced by teachers who teach online courses, and the choices they make relative to teaching online. Sample PDF
Gains and Losses
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Chapter 8
Teaching Tradeoffs  (pages 162-182)
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This chapter explores possible tradeoffs teachers identify in relation to online teaching. Instructors, in the process of teaching, have to... Sample PDF
Teaching Tradeoffs
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Chapter 9
Central Ideas: Teaching  (pages 183-209)
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In the previous chapters, teachers shared their online teaching stories. They talked about how the online environment affects them and their... Sample PDF
Central Ideas: Teaching
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Chapter 10
Central Ideas: Technology  (pages 210-235)
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In the previous chapters, teachers shared their experiences and feelings about online teaching; we have seen some of the perspectives related to... Sample PDF
Central Ideas: Technology
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Chapter 11
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This chapter sets out to present a theory of the online teaching experience, as viewed by the teachers of online courses. It draws on the core... Sample PDF
A Theory of the Online Teaching Experience
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Chapter 12
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This chapter concludes the discussion of the online teaching experience by making a few suggestions and offering advice presumably valuable to... Sample PDF
Conclusions and Recommendations
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Grounded Theory: Methodology
Respondent Demographics
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