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Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing

Book by Curtis Bonk; Ke Zhang. Book Pages

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This is an essential resource for anyone designing or facilitating online learning. It introduces an easy, practical model (R2D2: read, reflect, display, and do) that will show online educators how to deliver content in ways that benefit all types of learners (visual, auditory, observational, and kinesthetic) from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels. With a solid theoretical foundation and concrete guidance and examples, this book can be used as a handy reference, a professional guidebook, or a course text. The authors intend for it to help online instructors and instructional designers as well as those contemplating such positions design, develop, and deliver learner-centered online instruction. Key words: visual learners, key instructional considerations, blogging task, observational learners, videostreamed lectures, podcast tours, wikibook project, adventure blogs, synchronous conferencing tools, instructional immediacy, assign learners, workflow learning, course blog, online role play, class blog, wiki tools, expert chats, asynchronous discussion forum, reflection papers, visual discrimination skills, course announcements, scenario learning, verbal learners, video blogs, online learners