Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors

Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Projected Release Date: July, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 400
ISBN13: 9781522563228|ISBN10: 1522563229|EISBN13: 9781522563235|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6322-8


To meet the dynamic academic demands of twenty-first century digital learners, many institutions of higher learning are offering more online classes than ever before that are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners. As such, a growing demand for online courses implies that participating institutions provide faculty with appropriate professional development programs to ensure the design and delivery of quality online courses.

The Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors is a critical scholarly resource that highlights the issues, challenges, and online engagement experiences to enhance effective teaching and learning in this learning environment. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as media literacy, professional development, and virtual learning environments, this book is geared towards educational administrators, educators, and instructional designers interested in quality online instruction.

Topics Covered

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

  • Blended Mentoring
  • Individualized Education Program
  • Media Literacy
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Transformative Learning
  • Virtual Learning Environments

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.