Advancing Online Course Design and Pedagogy for the 21st Century Learning Environment

Advancing Online Course Design and Pedagogy for the 21st Century Learning Environment

Daniel Chatham (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA)
Release Date: January, 2021|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 382
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5598-9
ISBN13: 9781799855989|ISBN10: 1799855988|EISBN13: 9781799856009|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799855996
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The current learning environment is substantially different than what existed for most of the 20th century. Learners and teachers today must navigate in perpetually changing contexts where education is influenced by technological advancement and obsolescence, economic barriers, a changing employment landscape, and even international politics. Studies indicate that employers seek to hire graduates with strong skills in areas coalescing around international awareness, creativity, communication, leadership, and teamwork. Skills and experiences in these areas are necessary preparation for the current economy and to pursue jobs that do not exist yet, while providing some insulation against the obsolescence of industries that lack these characteristics. These interpersonal skills are not often the subject of students’ degrees, yet there are opportunities in online education to cultivate them. With increased interest in new career options comes the need to reconsider how to teach subjects in the increasingly online environment.

Advancing Online Course Design and Pedagogy for the 21st Century Learning Environment is a critical reference book that navigates today’s dynamic education requirements and provides examples of how online learning can foster growth in skill areas necessary for career advancement through effective course design. Moreover, it helps educators gain insight into online pedagogy and course design for the 21st century learner and prepares them to convert traditional courses and enhance existing online courses, thereby supporting students’ growth and development in the highly dynamic online learning environment. Focusing on specific learning activities, assessments, engagement, communication techniques, and more, this book provides a valuable resource for those seeking to upgrade teaching and learning into the online environment, those that seek better employment outcomes for their students, and those seeking to explore contemporary online course design strategies or examples. This includes teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Distance Education
  • E-Resources
  • Ethics
  • Global Education
  • Learning Design
  • Online Communication
  • Online Course Design
  • Online Engagement
  • Social Media
  • Transition to Online Learning
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